About: 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 our 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.
Day of the week/ Dates: Saturdays / January 5, 12, 19,
26; February 2, 9, 16 (No makeup sessions)
Time / Ages: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m / U7 – U10 (Girls & Boys)
11:30 – 1:00 p.m / U10 – U14 (Girls & Boys)
Day of the week/ Dates: Sundays / January 6, 13, 20, 27; February
3, 10, 17 (No makeup sessions)
Time/Ages: U14 - Older / 11:30 - 1pm (Girls & Boys)
Location: Luther Jackson, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA
Weather: Must be 45 degrees to have a session
Organization of the sessions: 1 ½ hours of small side games and/or scrimmages
Number of professional coaches: 1 Professional Coach + Volunteer parents
What to Bring: Wear a white shirt, cleats and shin guards, bring water and a ball with your name on it.
VYS Policy: You must be registered in the VYS Fall 2012 season to be able to participate in the program.