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Program Outline

The program was created to help introduce basic skills in soccer while creating a family-oriented environment.  Each practice will consist of Conditioning, Speed and Agility, Ball, and Team Technical Skills. We also will foster leadership and team development skills, introduce soccer terms and basic rules of the gameCoaches are parent volunteers who undergo pre-season training. 


Development Goals:  Conditioning, speed, agility, field positions, ball, and team technical skills.

Practice Objectives:  Passing drills, shooting drills, field positions, and team exercises.

Game Objectives:   Focus on basic rules of the games, sportsmanship, and teamwork

Social Objectives:     Self-awareness, self-management, social awareness,  and decision making

 

Munchkins  3 - 5  Me and My Ball 

Agility, Dribbling, and Offense and Defensive Skills Exercises


We will break down each team into groups to maximize the amount of time spent on the field. Practice will consist of rotating drills, all teams will start with conditioning and basic stretches.  

Games 
Under 5 level will learn how to play within the boundaries of the field and recognize team members. Free play will development the enjoyment of soccer play, teams will vary each Saturday depending on experience level.


Sure Shots  6 - 7  Me and My Partner 

Ball skills, Agility, Teamwork, Passing, and Shooting. 


Basic elements of the game are covered, including ball skills, agility, teamwork, passing, and shooting. Player positions are introduced, soccer terms and rules of the game are applied and reinforced.

Games
Small sided games, basic rules of the games are enforced by coaches

* information referenced from US Youth Soccer Development Model

 

Big Shots 8 -13 The Start of US

Ball skills, Agility, Teamwork, Passing, and Shooting. 


Programs will focus on the core elements of soccer: ball control, passing and receiving, 1 on 1 attacking and defending, speed, finishing and group play.

Games
Small sided games, basic rules of the games are enforced by coaches

* information referenced from US Youth Soccer Development Model

GAMES

WHY SMALL SIDED GAMES


Philosophy

 1. Because we want our young soccer players to have more individual teaching time with the coach! Fewer players on the field will guarantee this! (Need to feel worthy…need to feel important)
 2. Because we want to distance our young soccer players from the external undo pressures of the adult game. (eliminate extrinsic value)
 3. Because we want our young soccer players to enjoy the game for its own sake. (foster intrinsic value) 

Educational 

1. Because we want our young soccer players to touch the soccer ball more often and become more skillful with it! (Individual technical development)
2. Because we want our young soccer players to make more quality decisions during the game! (Tactical development) 
3. Because we want our young soccer players to be more physically efficient in the field space in which they are playing! (Reduced field size) 
4. Because we want our young soccer players to have more involved playing time in the game! (More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents)
5. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to play on both sides of the ball! (More exposure to attacking and defending situations) 
6. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to score goals and make saves! (Pure excitement)  

Reference: US YOUTH SOCCER

GAME

  • Split kids into groups 
  • Conduct your section warm-ups
  • Play Position Game (Defender, Middle Fielder, and Attackers)  5 minutes
  • Games 15/20 Minutes 
  • Enforce rules as needed (be flexible) (Older Kids)
    • Starting the game pass to their teammate  
    • Throw-ins 
    • Corner Kicks 
    • Goal Kicks

Code of Conduct

Youth Coaches

Coaches

All coaches are volunteer parents. We will provide a practice outline to all our coaches new and seasoned where basic skills are recognized and reinforced during practice. We need your continued support!

Coaching Philosophy

  • Team effort and individual growth are truer measures of success than the outcome of the game!
    • Player Should Play Every Position
    • Athletes First
    • Winning Second
    • Teamwork

Code of Conduct for Coaches/Managers.

A Coach/manager must: 
1. Be committed to improve the performance of the players and the team physically and mentally.
2. Provide a high-quality soccer program for players with a positive environment/atmosphere.
3. Keep attuned to the sound principles of coaching.
4. Respect all human beings i.e. players and referees. Opponents and referees must be treated with respect.
5. Encourage players to win within the laws of the game.
6. Be enthusiastic and positive. They must ensure that they are generous with praise when deserved.
7. Maintain the high standards of personal conduct and fair play.
8. Never be involved in any circumstances that are offensive or suggest sexual connotations.

The JCHASL- Soccer School will ensure that Coaches and Manager adhere to the Code of Conduct.

COACHING BENEFITS

 





The coaching and player program will foster sportsmanship, personal confidence, and discipline to achieve goals inside and outside the field.  The league encourages parent involvement in their child’s recreational activities increasing family attachment through positive experiences.

 

Program

*1-hour weekday practice 
*1-hour weekend games 

 

*New coaches will be provided equipment: pop up goals, player pennies, discs, and coaches t-shirt (New coaches must register for the fall season to receive equipment and t-shirts)
*Returning coaches who served past season will be exempt from the next season cost.
*New coaches will have registration cost exempted after serving a full season.
*Training and Mentorship provided.

Hours: Two hours per week. 

 

Munchkins  3-5  
My Ball and Me 

Sure Shots  6-7 
Me and My Partner 

Big Shots 8-13
The Start of US 

Field Status

Open Open

Gateway Field (11:40 PM | 04/30/17)