Spring Academy 2023

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PLAYER ACADEMY

U5 Parent & Tot (Born 2019)

This academy will run for 8 weeks and will focus on fundamental skill development, overall movement, and of course fun! One parent/family member will participate on the field with their child in this program.

Location: Gates Turf 1
Dates: Sundays (8 week program)

April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 28, June 4, June 11

*Note, no session on Victoria Day Weekend

Time: U5 Parent & Tot 10:45am – 11:30am
Cost: $120.00 (t-shirt included, please order appropriate size)

U6 and U7 Mini’s Academy (born 2017-2018)

This academy will run for 8 weeks and will focus on fundamental skill development and overall movement skills.  This will be reinforced through fun activities and small sided games.   See dates and times listed below.

Location: Gates Turf
Dates: Sundays (8 week program)

April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 28, June 4, June 11

*Note, no session on Victoria Day Weekend

Time: U6   10:45am – 11:45am

U7   12:00pm-1:00pm

Cost: $135.00 (t-shirt included, please order appropriate size)

Player Spring Academy U8 – U10 (Born 2014-2016)

U-8 to U-10 players will have 8 weeks of sessions that will focus on individual skill development and situational game play through small-sided games. Players will be grouped according to ability and like-mindedness.  This will aid in all players having the opportunity to develop in a setting most suitable to their ability.  All boys and girls sessions will run on Monday evenings.  (See schedule below)

Player Spring Academy U11 – U13 (Born 2011-2013)

U-11 to U-13 players will have 8 weeks of sessions that build on positional play and individual skill development.  Players will focus on both attacking and defending principles of play. Players will be grouped according to ability and like-mindedness.  This will aid in all players having the opportunity to develop in a setting most suitable to their ability.  All boys and girls sessions will run on Monday evenings.  (See schedule below).

 

U8 – U13 Player Spring Academy Schedules

Location: Gates Park
Dates: Mondays (8 week program)

April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 29, June 5, June 12

*Note, no session on Victoria Day

Times: U8, U9 Boys & Girls        5:00-5:55pm

U10, U11 Boys & Girls     6:00-6:55pm

U12, U13 Boys & Girls    7:00-7:55pm

Cost: $135.00 (T-shirt included, please order appropriate size)

GOALKEEPING ACADEMIES

This year we are excited to bring you 2 types of goalkeeper training in the spring to allow us to develop and nurture as many goalkeepers within our club as possible. It’s such a unique position that requires dedicated training and we can’t wait to bring you these sessions.

Spring Goalie Academy   U8 – U13 Intro to goalkeeping

This will run for 4 weeks under the instruction of our Goalkeeping Technical Staff. Covering similar topics to that of the Spring Academy these sessions will be tailored to younger goalkeepers and those who are brand new to the position who are wanting to give the position a try. These sessions will focus on developing basic fundamental techniques around movement, catching, diving and distributing the ball in a fun environment.

Location Gates Park
Dates Tuesdays (4 week program)
 

Time

May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 30. (No session on May 23)

5 – 6pm

Cost $75

Spring Goalie Academy  U10 – U18  Intermediate to Advanced

This academy will run for 6 weeks under the instruction of our Goalkeeping Technical Staff. The sessions are age appropriate with a focus on training on the physical, tactical, technical and social side of goalkeeping. These sessions will be focused on those who are regularly playing for their team as a goalkeeper and wanting to continue their goalkeeping development, sharpening and honing already learnt techniques and taking goalkeepers to their next level. The culmination of the 8 weeks will be a ‘Goalie Wars’ tournament for each group in the final session to determine who will reign supreme! Never heard of Goalie Wars? Watch this short clip to show you the format: https://youtu.be/kloxhwUE_cw

U10 – U14 (intermediate to advanced)

Location Gates Park
Dates Tuesdays (6 week program)

May 2, May 9, May 16, May 30, June 6 and June 13** (No session on May 23)

Time 6 – 6:55pm  (**June 13 Goalie wars 5 – 6:30pm)
Cost $110

U15 – U18 (intermediate to advanced)

Location Gates Park
Dates Tuesdays (6 week program)

May 2, May 9, May 16, May 30, June 6 and June 13** (No session on May 23)

Time 7 – 7:55pm      (**June 13 Goalie wars 6:30 – 8pm)
Cost $110

AGILITY, SPEED AND CONDITIONING

This program focuses on performance through physical motion, running technique, flexibility, agility, speed and strengthening. The goal is to help soccer players perform at their best during games.

Due to high demand, we have added Tuesday sessions

Location Gates Park
Dates: Tuesdays (8 week program)
April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 30, June 6, June 13 (No session on May 23)
Times: U8 – U10 5:00-5:55pm

U11 – U13 6:00-6:55pm

U14 – U18 7:00-7:55pm

Cost $140
Location Gates Park
Dates: Wednesdays (8 week program)
April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 31, June 7, June 14 (No session on May 24)
Times: U8 – U10 5:00-5:55pm

U11 – U13 6:00-6:55pm

U14 – U18 7:00-7:55pm (age group is full and registration is closed)

Cost $140

Administrative Information

  • Spring Academy registration will be closed on April 9, 2023.  No prorated fee discount if you register after the program starts
  • Refunds will be subject to an administration fee and are granted for medical reasons
  • No refunds once the program has started.
  • Time slots are subject to change based on registration numbers
  • Players need to have: Soccer boots, shin guards and a water bottle (Goalies to bring their own gloves).
  • Players need to be dressed in clothing appropriate for the weather and soccer.
  • For the first day, please try to have the player at the field about 10 minutes prior to the start of the session so that we can start on time.

Please contact our Registrar if you have questions regarding Registration:  registrar@pocosoccer.com

Please contact our Technical Director about programming:  technicaldirector@pocosoccer.com

Age Chart

(Please note, ages reflect the 2023-24 season)
Age Year of Birth
U04 2021
U05 2020
U06 2019
U07 2018
U08 2017
U09 2016
U10 2015
U11 2014
U12 2013
U13 2012
U14 2011
U15 2010
U16 2009
U17 2008
U18 2007