ACADEMY PROGRAM

Our developmental program to prepare players for competitive play.

U7 and U8 Academy Program

Folsom Soccer Club’s Academy is a program designed to bridge the gap between recreational and competitive soccer for players born in 2010 and 2011. Our program introduces players to more structured training while maintaining all the fun that comes with playing with friends. We view the U7/U8 Academy as an essential part of a young player’s development.

Our curriculum is designed so that the focus is on teaching technical skills while also introducing some tactical elements through fundamental decision making. With a learning curve so steep at 6 and 7 years old, we understand the importance of instilling basic technical and motor skills that will stay with players for life.

Spring Academy Details

The Folsom Lake Earthquakes will be running the Spring Academy for players born in 2010.

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Summer Academy Details

  • A 10 week skills program during the summer

  • Wednesdays beginning May 17, 2017

  • Cost: $100 – includes clinic registration and a t-shirt (*Fall season registration is separate)
  • 5:00 – 6:15pm (2011 Boys and Girls)

  • 6:30 – 7:45pm (2010 Boys and Girls) REGISTRATION CLOSED

  • Location:  Briggs Ranch Park (125 Manseau Dr, Folsom, CA 95630)

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*Payments should be sent to:

Folsom Soccer Club
P.O. Box 821
Folsom, CA 95763-0821

Curriculum

Technical- Develop basic soccer skills

  • Ball familiarity
  • Dribbling using all surfaces of the foot
  • How to receive and control the ball
  • Turning and changes of direction
  • 1v1 Attacking moves
  • Short passing
  • Shooting

*Activities will include lots of repetition and all skills will be worked on with both left and right foot*

Tactical- Develop basic decision making skills

  • Teach an understanding of the game itself
  • 1v1s
  • 2v1s
  • 2v2s

Physical- Develop basic motor skills

  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Cognitive development
  • Awareness
  • Perception

Psychosocial- Develop social interaction skills

  • Teach a love for the game
  • Increase confidence
  • Build self esteem
  • Introduce the idea of teamwork
  • Promote good sportsmanship and respect

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Academy Teams

At the end of our Summer Academy program players will be selected to form Academy teams to ‘play up’ within our own Recreational Program in the Fall. The U7 Academy team will play in the U8 Age Group, the U8 Academy team in the U9 Age Group. This will give stronger players the opportunity to participate in a more competitive environment. We believe this will aid their development as we look to constantly challenge our young players.

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