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City Academy Training Curriculum

The City Academy Program will consist of 90 minute training and age-appropriate game sessions over a 6-8 week period.

Instruction will include: 

Dribbling

  • Finding space (head up)
  • Beating an opponent (taking players on)
  • To keep possession (shielding)

Passing

  • Short passing
  • Disguise in passing
  • Introduction to striking longer balls

Receiving

  • Mechanics of receiving balls on ground
  • Importance of first touch
  • “Take it somewhere new”

Shooting/Finishing

  • Mechanics of shooting
  • Mentality to finish
  • Finishing off the dribble

Juggling

  • Individual
  • With a partner

 


Fall 2022 City Academy
May - March

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN*

City Academy is open for youth players up to 3rd Grade (birth years 2012-2017)

Dates/Times: TBD by player age
Location: Helias Soccer Complex
Price:  $150 per player (includes jersey)

*Registration will remain open through March 6 or until programs cap at 50 registrants.



Lions - U7/U8

(for 2021-22, players up to U10 up to 3rd Grade will be accepted)

The U7/U8 Academy will be tiered upwards so as players progress through
City Academy so will their skills with the ball. The focus continues to be on learning the game through age appropriate activities. 

Lessons include but are not limited to:
 

  • Building on learned fundamental skills
  • Progression of ball mastery, introduction of new skills
  • Continued development of comfort and confidence over the ball
  • Passing and receiving the ball with confidence
  • Movement games/odd numbered rondos
  • Soccer specific movement/strength/agility training
  • Ability and age appropriate games (1v1) (2v2) (3v3)(1v2) (2v4)


Benefits continue to include but are not limited to:
 

  • Safe, fun & positive environment helps build a love of sport 
  • Introduction to soccer & development of basic technical skills
  • Improves player fitness, agility and coordination  
  • Develops social skills, self-awareness and confidence
  • Teaches kids how to overcome obstacles and challenges
  • Develop focus and concentration

U7/U10 Academy
Spring 2022 Info:

Dates: March 3 - May 1
Times: Thurs. 6-7:30pm
             Sun. 3-4:30pm
Location: Helias Soccer Complex
Price:  $150 per player
(includes jersey)

Spring 2022 Schedule:

Thurs. 3/3 - Training
Sun. 3/6 - Game
Thurs. 3/10 - Training
Sun. 3/13 - Game
Thurs. 3/17 - Training
Sun. 3/20 - Game
Thurs. 3/24 - Training
Sun. 3/27 - Game
Thurs. 3/31- Training
Sun. 4/3 - Game
Thurs. 4/7 - Training
Sun. 4/10 - Game
Easter Break
Thurs. 4/21 - Training
Sun. 4/24 - Game
Thurs. 4/28 - Training
Sun. 5/1 - Game


Young Lions - U5/U6

The U5/U6 Academy will be an introduction to soccer with the focus being on learning the game through age appropriate activities.  The program will run 6 weeks.

Lessons include but are not limited to:
 

  • Basic fundamental skills
  • Ball mastery
  • Developing comfort with the ball
  • Passing and receiving the ball with confidence
  • Movement games
  • Soccer specific movement and balance training
  • Ability and age appropriate games/drills


Benefits include but are not limited to:
 

  • Safe, fun & positive environment helps build a love of sport 
  • Introduction to soccer & development of basic technical skills
  • Improves player fitness, agility and coordination  
  • Develops social skills, self-awareness and confidence
  • Teaches kids how to overcome obstacles and challenges
  • Develop focus and concentration

 

U5/U6 Parental Expectations: City Academy asks that one parent stay at the facility during training.  We ENCOURAGE you to come on the field and watch and enjoy the game as well.  Bring chairs and sit on the field or stay in the bleachers either is fine.

U5/U6 Academy
Spring 2022 Info:

Dates: March 6 - May 1
Times: Sun. 1-2:30pm
Location: Helias Soccer Complex
Price:  $150 per player
(includes jersey)

Spring 2022 Schedule:

Sun. 3/6 - Training
Sun. 3/13 - Training
Sun. 3/20 - Training
Sun. 3/27 - Training
Sun. 4/3 - Training/Game 1
Sun. 4/10 - Training/Game 2
Easter Break
Sun. 4/24 - Training/Game 3
Sun. 5/1 - Training/Game 4