Covington FC Juniors Academy Program
Boys and Girls Academy Soccer for U9 and U10 Divisions. There are no residential restrictions.
Covington FC Juniors philosophy is to develop skillful players in a fun and competitive environment where we encourage individual creativity. We want players to problem solve, improvise and make decisions on their own during practices and games. We also want players to play completely free with no fear of failure. The goal of our Covington FC Junior teams is to learn the necessary tools to develop to their full potential as a soccer player.
We recognize that the Juniors level is the first and most important stage in structuring player development. The four major themes from the Juniors Curriculum are:
Ball Mastery – using both feet and multiple surfaces, we encourage players to experiment with all turns, tricks and skills whereas to develop their technical confidence with the ball. All players are developed to be dribblers first.
Shapes & Support – developing the idea of triangle and diamond shapes by supporting the player on the ball. Thus giving players more options to keep the ball rather than just kick it away.
Small Sided Environments – lots of 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 free play within each training session. Thus allowing players to experiment and maximize development though multiple contacts on the ball and also recognize the triangle and diamond shape within the game.
Independent Player Thinking – we encourage the players to think for themselves and solve soccer problems with the skills we have taught. Our coaches guide players to the answers by asking questions rather than telling them the answer. Thereby creating independent thinkers who will play the game and solve soccer problems without the coach constantly telling them what to do in any given scenario. This leads to longer term information retention and higher levels of skill acquisition.
$375.00 per term (Fall and Spring are separate terms.)
Registration fee includes team training, tournament fees, referee fees, training equipment, etc. The fee does not include the uniforms. Each player will purchase two uniform kits.
Training & Games
Training is two days per week (1.5 hours per training session) conducted by professionally-licensed coaches, plus games (tournaments, friendlies, festivals) on the weekend. Fall season generally runs from August through November; Spring season generally runs from February through April.