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Pre-Academy Registration - U6 2013 Birth Year - Read More

By Wasatch Soccer Club, 04/13/18, 11:30AM MDT

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Wasatch Soccer Club is excited to start our first Pre-Academy program 

U6 - 2013 Birth Year


Exciting Environment

Games based approach to coaching is used to develop a love of the game, decision making, and ball skill.

Professional Coaches

All of our head coaches have the National Youth Coaching License (NYL). The NYL stresses best practices for the youth player and child psychology

  • Zach Klingonsmith - National Youth License & 2018 Utah Youth Soccer Boys Coach of the Year

Age Appropriate Curriculum

Our curriculum is written to ensure all components of soccer are learned. It has been authored by the Club directors. This will be filled with fun games the players will love.

Training Methods

Reality based learning is an approach to teaching. It is grounded in research on how young children develop and learn motor skills; and in what is known about effective early education. Its framework is designed to promote young children's optimal learning and development and most importantly, a LOVE of the game.

The Environment

Using these training methods creates an ATHLETE CENTERED coaching approach. This is a philosophy to unleash the potential of athletes through a style of coaching that promotes learning through ownership, awareness and responsibility. Coaches using this philosophy ask questions as opposed to giving instructions. This allows the athlete to choose to be aware of; take responsibility for; and oversee ownership of opportunities. An Athlete Centered Coaching Approach is founded upon evidence that people are best at finding their own way, which leads to higher levels of performance.

Why Athlete Centered Approach

It is clear that coach centered instructing (i.e. telling an athlete what to do) is not the most effective way to support learning and development for athletes. Coaches often report repeating the same things over and over to athletes; and when under the pressure of competition, the athletes revert to old habits. Training sessions are frequently focused primarily on the knowledge of the coach. This method of coaching stifles the athlete’s own potential, thinking, decision making and creativity; limiting the athlete to the extent of the imagination and experience of the coach.

Wasatch Soccer Club Academy Basics 

  • 2 six week blocks per year one in fall and one in spring
  • Fall Block is August 27-October 10 (No training on Labor Day)
  • Spring Block is March 25 - May 8 (No training on April 1 & 3)
  • 2 days per week (Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 - 5:45)
  • 2v2 is the focus of the academy
  • All games are against other players in the Pre-Academy
  • Cost $125 and includes a uniform.

Parent Assistant Coaches

To make a program like this work we need parent assistant coaches.  If you are interested in becoming a parent assistant please contact Zach - zachklingonsmith@wasatchsoccer.org or Derek Tate - derek@wasatchsoccer.org

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