PLAYERS' ACADEMY EDUCO PROGRAM
Open to SELECTED 6 to 8 year old boys and 6 to 9 year old girls
The Players' Academy EDUCO program is open to SELECTED (invitation only) 6 to 8 year old boys (2011-2008 birth year) and 6 to 9 year old girls (2011-2007 birth year) as an introduction to the forging ground that encompasses the mental, physical, technical and tactical aspects of the game of soccer. The players’ academy is a perfect introduction to an age appropriate soccer skill development and learning environment that will assist in forming the character traits that will serve children for the rest of their lives.
All of this is accomplished within the structure of the clubs ‘Complete Player Development’ program. The Players' Academy EDUCO program will:
- Teach players of all ability levels how to develop an appetite for self improvement and training
- Teach individual essential character traits and values
- Prepare players that show potential the technically and tactically understanding for there desired level of play
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The Players' Academy EDUCO program curriculum recognizes the importance of characteristics of a player in the academy age group (6 – 9 year olds or U6 to U8). The characteristics integrated into our curriculum can be broken down into four main areas for analysis: Psychomotor, Cognitive, Psychosocial and Cognitive Development.
A typical practice session as part of the Players' Academy EDUCO program could include any of the below four pillars: Warm-Up, Session Topic, Character Development and Games.
Philosophy behind Structure: The game should be an extension of the practice ground. An opportunity for the players to put into practice what they have learned during the week facilitated by the coach. It is called guided discovery were the coach understands that the player will make mistakes and allows them to do so as long as they are trying to do the right things.
In the Fall, 2009 players will compete on their respective AYSO and area youth soccer association recreation teams in conjunction with the Players' Academy training session. The 2009 - 2007 EDUCO teams annual program will include participate in round-robin scrimmages, comprised of approximately six games and one additional tournament. The 2011 & 2010 EDUCO teams annual program will include participation in four round-robin scrimmages as a part of their regular practice sessions.
$275 (per player per 15 week session). All first time participants must purchase a training kit (approximately $50 for 1 jersey, shorts and a pair of socks) available to purchase online (details will be sent directly to selected participants).