At the ActiveStart stage, the goal is to keep the children moving, active with a ball and develop a passion for the game of soccer with several touches on the ball. Teaching basic movements such as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching is key at this stage. A central focus is on the player with the ball, including running with the ball, dribbling, controlling, kicking and shooting.
(U6-U7) Early Development Program (EDP)- LTPD Stage: FUNdamentals
At the Early Development stage, we offer additional opportunities for skills development with qualified licensed coaches.
(U8) Player Development Program (PDP)- LTPD Stage: FUNdamentals
At the FUNdamentals stage, individual player development is paramount. We create and promote an environment that is fun and allows players to learn through exploration. The emphasis here is placed on the ABC’s of movement: agility, balance and co-ordination plus speed. Movement exercises/games are designed to get players several touches with the ball.
(U9-U12) Player Development Program (PDP)- LTPD Stage: Learn To Train
This is the “Golden Age of Learning” and an important time to teach basic principles of play and establish a solid training ethic. Coaches will emphasize repetitions, as they are important to develop technical excellence, but create a fun and challenging environment with activities and games to stimulate learning.