AYSO Region 37: U4/U5 Academy

U4/U5 Academy Information

SCHEDULE (Santana Park)

U4 Academy - 9:40am - Mar. 8, 15, 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, & May 3
U5 Academy Boys Teams - Mar. 8 - 8am, Mar. 15 - 11am, Mar. 29 - 8am, Apr. 5 - 11am, Apr. 12 - 8am, Apr. 19 - 11am, Apr. 26 - 8am, May 3 - 11am
U5 Academy Girls Teams - Mar. 8 - 11am, Mar. 15 - 8am, Mar. 29 - 11am, Apr. 5 - 8am, Apr. 12 - 11am, Apr. 19 - 8am, Apr. 26 - 11am, May 3 - 8am

**Note: There is no U4 or U5 session on Mar. 22!
 

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.

Spring 2014 Updates

If you did not attend the parent meeting and did not receive your player's uniform, the uniforms will be available before session times on March 15.

Questions / Concerns? Please email the U4/U5 academy director at u4-u5director@ayso37.org.

Handbooks 

U4 Academy Handbook - Spring 2014

U5 Academy Handbook - Spring 2014 

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