AYSO Region 37: U4 & U5 Academies

U4 & U5 Academies Information

FAQ 

Registration problems for 3 year olds? 
AS PER THE REGISTRATION PAGE FOR 3 YEAR OLDS YOU MUST PUT DATE ONE YEAR OLDER TO REGISTER FOR THE U4 ACADEMY, THEN PRINT AND WRITE IN CORRECT DOB AND ATTACH COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR OTHER PROOF OF AGE. 

Coach/Team Info & Practice Times?
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. 

Where will the Saturday sessions be held for Fall 2015?
Shearer Park in Norco, 3364 Western Avenue - Located at the corner of Fifth Street and Corydon Avenue

SCHEDULE 

Group A - Games begin March 5, schedule coming
Group B - Games begin March 5, schedule coming

U4 (ALL PLAYERS) - March 5 beginning session

 Field Map


 


About the 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.

About the 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 Spring 2016 Coming Soon

U5 Handbook For Spring 2016 Coming Son

 

 If you have any additional questions or concerns, you can email U4/U5 Academy Director at u4-u5director@ayso37.org.  Interested in volunteering as the U4/U5 Academy Director? Email commissioner@ayso37.org