Winter Clinics - Travel and ADP Weeknight Programs

ADP Winter Ball Mastery Clinics

Winter is a great time for our ADP players to continue to develop and improve their skills.  This winter ADP Ball Mastery clinic will focus on 1v1 skills and ball mastery.  Some of the topics will include dribbling away from pressure with the ball, individual and small group attacking & defending (1v1, 2v1, 2v2, 3v2) scenarios.  Finally, small-sided games and tournaments will be played during the clinic to keep players engaged and having fun .  These sessions will be high intensity and fast paced to enable players to become more confident and creative with the ball at their feet. 

  • Mondays  5:00 - 6:15 pm (U9 - U12)
  • Greenbrier Park / Yorktown HS
  • 6 sessions:  January 10, 17, 24, 31,  February 7, 14


Winter Weeknight Performance Training

This program will improve an athlete’s coordination, body control, speed, agility and conditioning through fun exercises and games that keep the athletes engaged and moving. Technical soccer skills will be incorporated with speed work to help fully prepare the athlete for the spring season. In addition, field awareness and decision making will be a critical component of the program, which will challenge each athlete to continuously evaluate the best option when on the field.

  • Open to Rec / ADP/ Travel Players.
  • Monday through Thursdays (can choose one or two days a week)
  • Mondays & Wednesdays:  Virginia Highlands;  Tuesdays & Thursdays:  Long Bridge Park
  • U9 - U12:  5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • U13 and up:  6:15 - 7:15 pm
  • ** NEW - Thursdays at LBP1 are now 5:30 - 6:45 and 6:45 - 8 pm due to a county permit change.
  • 10 weeks:  December 6 through February 24 (No sessions will be held the week of December 20th through January 2nd.)

Friday Night Futbol

The goal of this clinic is to help players improve their skills & knowledge of the game through free play and small sided games.  These sessions will be fun, fast paced and competitive.  They will consist of a quick warm-up and then competitive small sided games.    

  • Open to Rec, ADP and Travel
  • Gunston (Rec); LBP (Travel and ADP)
  • Fridays
  • U9 - U12 5 pm- 6 pm
  • 6 weeks:  January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11

Arlington Soccer GK Academy 

U9 - U10:  We want to make the position fun and desirable.  This is a specialized position and not for every person.  A goalkeeper must have the physicality and athleticism to cover a big area.  They must be mentally strong, brace and be a natural leader.  They also need to have the technical ability of a field players.  We need to start young to develop and identify the right person to become a goalkeeper.  

U11-U12:  We will be building on the fundamentals mastered at U9 & U10 and become more specialized with painting the picture of game situations goalkeepers face.  These sessions will also focus on covering a bigger range in goal as well as increasing the range of coverage behind a backline.  Learning to command the 18-yard box and further.   We will also begin to add the mental preparation needed for the position and building communication and leadership skills.

U13-U14:   Dealing with “big goal” problems and how to manage the goalkeeper’s area while they continue to grow and develop. Functional and game related practices, small-sided games and decision making will also be a primary focus to build a more tactical understanding of the position

  • Open to Rec, ADP and Travel
  • Long Bridge Park
  • Fridays
  • U9-U10: 5-6 pm
  • U11-U12:  6-7pm
  • U13-U14:  7-8 pm
  • 6 weeks:  January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18