Development Center U7 - U10 (born between 2009 – 2011)

Requirement: must be registered for the current House season.

The Development Center model puts players’ development first with the focus and attention on the finer details. The Center values individual development, teaching the game and player performance more than winning. Each session will test and push the players technically, socially, physically, and cognitively. It is open to both boys and girls who are registered in the VYS House program and recommended for players interested in transitioning to the Travel program.

 

Objectives

Identify: Those with great CHARACTER, TALENT, and a LOVE OF THE GAME

Develop: Team players, skills, heath/ physical fitness and life skills

Allow and Encourage: Imagination and creativity

Maximize: Time

Player Traits

Physical: Balance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, reaction, jumping, running

Technique: Introduction to skills, repetitions, attitude to attack

Psychology: Sharing, fair play, emotional management

Social: Ability to interact with others

Tactics:  Where is the field and goal oriented actions

 

Training Format

Warm-up: Fun games used to develop social skills and team work, ball work, movement related to the session theme

Physical Development: Fun games to develop balance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, reaction, jumping, running

Technical Development: Repetition of technique, multiple decisions, left and right foot

Small Sided Games: Repetition of technique, allow for imagination and creativity

Match: FUN, encourage imagination and creativity

 

Game Format (2008-2009)

Academy games:

• Games are COMPETITIVE – No scores or league tables are kept

•  Every player plays a minimum of 50% (mandatory).

• Every game will have a theme that relates to the curriculum and what the players have been working on in training.

• Teams will be formed differently each week based on player performance and development. 

Club vs. Club:

• Games are COMPETITIVE – No scores or league tables are kept

•  Every player plays a minimum of 50% (mandatory).

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Mailing Address: Vienna Youth Soccer, Inc. | P.O. Box 993, Vienna, VA 22183  |  Phone: 703-242-3828