AYSO Region 37: U4 & U5 Academies

U4 & U5 Academies Information

FAQ

Why haven't I heard from my coach?
The U4 Academy does NOT have coaches, a parent participates with their child.
U5 Academy does have coaches, but there is no midweek practices like older divisions, only the Saturday sessions. Coach/Team information for U5 Academy is still being formed, the info will be emailed soon.

I missed the parent information night, what do I do?
There will be a second parent information night announced soon, the date is yet to be determined. We typically do not hold a second information night, but we are still getting late registrations this 2014 Fall season. We will announce here and via email once the date has been set. Space will be limited for this second meeting! You can also view much of the information discussed at the meeting in the U4 & U5 Handbooks which can be downloaded below (bottom of the page).

When is Uniform Pickup? 
U5 Uniform Pickup - Aug. 12 - 6:30-8pm at Corona Friends Church (1220 W. Ontario Ave)
U4 & U5 Uniform Pickup - Opening Day Extravaganza Aug. 23, 9am-2pm at Santana Park
U4 & U5 Uniform Pickup - Sept. 6, please arrive early before your session if you pick up on this day.

Where will the Saturday sessions be held?
All U4 & U5 Saturday Sessions will be held at Shearer Park in Norco, 3364 Western Ave, Norco - located at the corner of 5th Street and Corydon. The U5 Handbook typo is INCORRECT! 

SCHEDULE 

U4 Academy - 9:45-10:45am Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25
U5 Academy Schedule:
Group A - Sept. 6 - 8am, Sept. 13 - 11am, Sept 20 - 8am, Sept. 27 - 11am, Oct. 4 - 8am, Oct. 11 - 11am, Oct. 18 - 8am, Oct. 25 - 11am (Boys Teams U5B-01, U5B-02, U5B-03, U5B-04, U5B-05, U5B-06, U5B-07, U5B-08 - team info will be emailed soon)
Group B - Sept. 6 - 11am, Sept. 13 - 8am, Sept 20 - 11am, Sept. 27 - 8am, Oct. 4 - 11am, Oct. 11 - 8am, Oct. 18 - 11am, Oct. 25 - 8am  (All girls teams are Group B, Boys Teams U5B-09 & U5B-10 are Group B as well - team info will be emailed soon)

U4 Academy

The objective of the U4 Program is to expose little players to the fundamentals of key motor, balance and coordination skills in an age-appropriate fun session. Players and parents will be supervised by an advanced certified soccer coach/instructor in fun activities. And you too will get to join your child on the field!

Each week the session will be divided into three phases (warm-up, activity, and game) to work on player development. The U4 Program is not pure soccer, it includes balance and coordination skills for young players to gain the skills needed to move up into our U5 Academy and beyond. For further information, please see the handbook below.

U5 Academy 

The U5 Academy will combine group training and small-sided games to provide a fun and interactive session for the youngest of our players. Parent involvement is a must during the initial part of each session. Parents will work in a one-on-one format with their children. The sessions will be led by a Master Coach and end with a small-sided match.

A “Master Coach” will lead each session. The Master Coach will introduce a game/activity that will practice a certain skill or part of the game using explanation and demonstration. Each pair (player/parent) will then attempt the activity while the Team Coach and Master Coach circulates between pairs providing specific help or suggestions so that the activities are performed as intended. After a suitable amount of time, the Master Coach will bring the team coaches, players and parents back together as a group, recap what they have done, and introduce the next game/activity.

Each session will end with a 20 minute small-sided game to be overseen by the Team Coach and parents. Most importantly allow the players to play without coaching or teaching them as this experience is designed to expose them to soccer, not to begin developing them. The two goals of the program are to (1) allow the players to enjoy the activities and (2) to let the game be the teacher. For further information, please see the handbook below.

Handbooks 

U4 Handbook for Fall 2014

U5 Handbook for Fall 2014  - Error in handbook, all sessions will be at SHEARER PARK IN NORCO (not santana)

 If you have any additional questions or concerns, you can email Jen Canseco the U4/U5 Academy Director at u4-u5director@ayso37.org.