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Pickup Soccer

kids playing pickup soccerThe single most important thing a youth soccer player can learn is to be comfortable with the ball at their feet. The most effective way to establish and enhance that comfort level is to give them multiple touches on the ball as often as possible.

Vienna Youth Soccer is proud to offer Pickup Soccer to all VYS players.  

VYS Pickup Soccer is provided to help all VYS players of all ages and skills with developing individual technical skills that can be used in pressure situations of the game.

Players are encouraged to be creative and take risks by applying techniques learned in a fun and non-pressured environment.  

This program is designed to allow the players the opportunity to learn from their own mistakes and enjoy less structured play.

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Pickup Soccer Alive and Well in Vienna

 

Pickup Soccer (House and Travel Players)
2014 Fall Season

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The single most important thing a youth soccer player can learn is to be comfortable with the ball at their feet. The most effective way to establish and enhance that comfort level is to give them multiple touches on the ball as often as possible.

VYS small sided games("pick up soccer”) is designed with the technical needs of the individual player in mind. The focus of the program is to develop individual technical skills that can be used in pressure situations of the game. Players are encouraged to be creative and take risks by applying techniques learned in a fun and non-pressured environment.

The Pickup Soccer program is tailored for House and Travel players. Coaches should refrain from any coaching points during these sessions.  This program enables players to learn from their own mistakes and enjoy less structured play.

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Program Dates Time  Location Cost
U9 - older

Fridays - September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 and 17 (no make-ups) 

 6:30 - 8pm   Luther Jackson  Free

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What to Bring

Wear a white or red shirt, cleats and shin guards, bring water and a ball with your name on it.


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