Winter Clinics - Rec Weekend Programs

SATURDAYS

Rec Outdoor Clinic

The goal of these clinics are to  focus on the fundamental skills (dribbling, turning, passing, shooting) needed in order to build a strong base as a soccer player. Each session ends with a small-sided game, so players get unrestricted play in a dynamic environment. These sessions will be high intensity and fast-paced to enable players to develop fundamental skills and maximize fun.

 

Saturdays, 6 weeks:  January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12

50 minute sessions

Location:  TBD

  • 11:00 am: MiniSoccer
  • 12:00 pm: Kindergartners
  • 1:00 pm: 1st Grade Boys
  • 2:00 pm: 1st Grade Girls
  • 3:00 pm: 2nd Grade Boys & Girls
  • 4:00 pm:  Kinder - Grade 2 Performance Training

 

SUNDAYS

Rec Indoor Clinic

The goal of these clinics are to  focus on the fundamental skills (dribbling, passing, turning, ball control & shooting) needed in order to build a strong base as a soccer player. Each session ends with a small-sided game, so players get unrestricted play in a dynamic environment. These sessions will be high intensity and fast-paced to enable players to develop fundamental skills and maximize fun.  These sessions will be indoors so participants should plan to wear indoor soccer or futsal shoes.

 

Sundays, 4 weeks:  January 9, 16, 23, 30  OR February 6, 13, 20, 27

50 minute sessions

  • 11:00 am: MiniSoccer
  • 12:00 pm: Kindergartners
  • 1:00 pm: 1st Grade Girls
  • 2:00 pm: 1st Grade Boys
  • 3:00 pm: MiniSoccer
  • 4:00 pm:  Kindergartners

 

Futsal Ball Mastery

This winter Futsal Ball Mastery will focus on 1v1 skills and ball mastery (dribbling, passing, turning, ball control & shooting). These sessions will be high intensity and fast paced to enable players to become more confident and creative with the ball at their feet and enable them to learn to play in tight spaces. All sessions will consist of technical and tactical components of futsal and finish with 5v5 futsal games.  The session will use futsal balls and participants should plan to wear indoor soccer or futsal shoes for all sessions. (The player to coach ratio will be roughly 8 to 1)  All sessions will be designed and run by Senior staff who grew up playing futsal and have coached the game for years.  

 

Sundays, 6 weeks:  January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13.

50 minute sessions

  • Montessori Public School of Arlington
  • Boys Grades 2-3:  12 noon 
  • Boys Grades 2-3:  1 pm 
  • Boys Grades 4-5:  2 pm 
  • Boys Grades 4-5:  3 pm 
  • Boys Grades 6-7:  4 pm 

 

  • Randolph Elementary School
  • Girls Grades 2-3:  12 noon 
  • Girls Grades 2-3:  1 pm 
  • Girls Grades 4-5:  2 pm 
  • Girls Grades 4-5:  3 pm 
  • Girls Grades 6-7:  4 pm 

 

Arlington Soccer Goalkeeper Academy

Location TBD:  Sundays, 6 weeks:  January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20.

U11-U12 Introduction to Goalkeeper Specific Strength and Conditioning

The goalkeeper position requires all-out explosive movements like jumping and diving, while dealing with a soccer ball coming at various speeds.  The sessions will focus on the introduction of goalkeeper specific strength training to help build a foundation and be able to control movements.  Goalkeepers will learn plyometric movements while also looking to build upper body strength before moving up to a bigger ball and faster shots.  The sessions will be a mix of work with and without the soccer ball so goalkeeper gloves should be brought to each session.

U13-U15 Intermediate Goalkeeper Strength and Conditioning

The sessions will continue to focus on building a strength foundation while introducing explosive movements and conditioning specific to the position.  The sessions will be a mix of work with and without the soccer ball so goalkeeper gloves should be brought to each session.

U16-U19 Advanced Goalkeeper Strength and Conditioning

The sessions are geared towards the serious goalkeeper who wants to take their game to the next level.  The sessions will be a mixture of advanced goalkeeper training that will incorporate explosive movements, upper body strengthening, and advanced conditioning specific to the position.  The use of different equipment will be used to push the goalkeepers. 

  • U11 - U12:  11 am - 12 noon.
  • U13 - U15:  12:15 - 1:30 pm
  • U16 - U19:  1:45 - 3:00 pm

 

Futures U7/U8 Ball Mastery Clinic

  • Location: Williamsburg Middle School
  • 6 sessions:  Sundays, January 9,16,23,30, February 6, 13 
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am

The goal of this clinic is to develop Ball mastery.  Ball mastery is the ability to manipulate the ball comfortably using all surfaces (Sole of the foot, Inside, Outside, Instep, Heel & Toe) of both feet.  Players will get lots of touches on the ball in a fun and paced environment that will help them improve rapidly.  Players who are comfortable, confident and creative with the ball are the players who possess a complete mastery of the ball. This clinic involves teaching ball mastery as the foundation for the development of all attacking soccer skills.