St. Mary’s Soccer is excited to offer a new Academy Program which will offer an all-girls division and a coed division for players in the U6 through U09 age groups. Players will still be assigned to individual teams, however, the Academy Program changes how our younger players practice and develop their soccer skills in between playing games.
The U06 (birth year 2012) and U07 (birth year 2011) age groups, both girls and coed, will combine one club-sponsored training session that is offered weekly, with games played on the weekend. The club- sponsored training (practice) focuses on basic soccer skills and technical training and is the only weeknight practice. The training will be conducted with the help of volunteer coaches. Volunteer coaches are assigned to teams, assist at the weekly club training event, and are the primary coach for weekend games. Even if you have no soccer experience, this is an ideal way for parents to become involved with coaching and developing players.
The U08 (birth year 2010) and U09 (birth year 2009) age groups will train two nights a week. One training session will be the club-sponsored training on Monday nights and the second training session will be a team training session. The weekday, time and location of the team training session is determined by the volunteer coach and based on field availability. Volunteer coaches are assigned to teams, assist at the weekly club training event, and be the primary coach for weekend games. The goal is for the volunteer coaches to apply the technical training from the weekly club-sponsored training and practice it in their team-specific training held later in the week. All games will continue to be played on the weekend as they have been in the past.
The schedule for the coed and girls training sessions for the U06-U09 teams for Fall Season is below:
Mondays (August 21 through October 30)
U08 (2010) and U09 (2009) coed and girl teams
Chancellors Run Park for South/Central teams - CRRP FIeld #2 Diagram
Fifth District Park – Lettie Dent Field #2 for North/Central teams - Lettie Dent Field #2 Diagram
Duke Elem - Check in with Coach on First night (this site is limited to 6 teams )
Session 1 Curriculum for U8/U9 Academy
Session 2 Curriculum for U8/U9 Academy
Session 3 Curriculum for U8/U9 Academy
Session 4 Curriculum for U8/U9 Academy
Wednesdays (August 23 through November 1)
U06 (2012) and U07 (2011) coed and girl teams
Chancellors Run Park for South/Central teams - CRRP Field #4 U06 Coed/U06 Girls and CRRP Field #2 U07 Coed/U07 Girls
Fifth District Park – Lettie Dent for North/Central teams - Lettie Dent FIeld #2
Session 1 Curricululm for U6/U7 Academy
Session 2 Curriculum for U6/U7 Academy
Session 3 Curriculum for U6/U7 Academy
Session 4 Curriculum for U6/U7 Academy