The club’s popular Junior Prussians intramural program for our very youngest players is back and now open just for players age 3 - 5! This 7 week program will focus on creating a safe, fun, and physically active space for young players, that is an enjoyable first soccer experience for both players and parents. The program will use a revised curriculum created by newly established Directors of Coaching and Player Development. Players will benefit from the addition of a number of parent volunteer coaches, along with technical assistance provided by local high-school Varsity and JV players with an interest in early childhood education, serving as team assistants. Everyone involved with the children will be operating under the guidance and instruction of the Director of Coaching and Director of Player Development.
Each session will have both a training and game portion. In the training segment, volunteer coaches and team assistants will lead kids through FUNdamental, individually-oriented activities such as Sea-Ship-Shore, where players are asked to dribble a ball from the sea in the middle to the shore on one side, or the ship on another side. This fun game teaches basic skills as it asks kids to dribble the ball in different directions, controlling the ball at their feet, while being mindful of the space around them as other players are dribbling in the same direction. Players also develop mental concentration and awareness as coaches call out which destination they’ll dribble to next!
The game segment is just that; a fun game! No scores will be recorded and no standings kept. Children will play a small game (typically 3v3) within the practice area with no goalies and no hands allowed, as players get accustomed to the most basic rules of the game. Parents are encouraged to cheer the accomplishments of both sides, not just their child’s team, to create a positive environment for everyone. Coaches and assistants will supervise all the activities for safe play and to ensure all players are engaged and involved.
The goal of the program will be to keep the children having fun, being active, getting them looking forward to the next week, and for parents to enjoy their first soccer experience with their kids.
Ages: 3* - 5
(Players born in 2014, 2015, 2016)
*Players must be 3 years old by start of first session.
Program Dates: Saturdays; 4/4/20 4/11/20 4/18/20 4/25/20 5/2/20 5/9/20 5/16/20
(Rain-Out Make-Up Day 5/23/20)
Program Times: 9:00am - 10:15am
If total registrations exceed 50 players, a second session from 10:30am - 11:45am will be added, and players will be divided evenly between both sessions.
Uniform: Junior Prussians imprint shirt included in registration fee.