Why the Wasatch Soccer Club Academy Program?
Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
Reality Based Training Methods
Reality based learning is an approach to teaching grounded in
the 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.
U7 – Participate 3 times per Week (this includes inter-club games each session
U8 – Participate 3 times per Week (this includes inter-club games each session)
U7 and U8 - 1 Street Soccer Night
in Summer, Fall and Spring (1x Week in Winter)
Train/Play 36 Weeks a Year
Optional Club Programs Available
7 Jamborees are in addition to regular weekly schedule (July, August, September, October, March, April and May)
Jamborees are with other clubs each month (4-5 games over a 90-minute Jamboree in the 2v2 and 3v3 format)
Games Scheduled vs Similar Abilities
2 v 2 and 3 v 3 is the Focus of the Academy
This Environment 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 athlete ownership, awareness and responsibility. It describes a way of coaching that encourages coaches to increase the awareness and responsibility of the athlete by asking questions as opposed to giving instructions. It is founded upon evidence that people are best at finding their own way and that this will lead to higher levels of performance.
It has become clear that the method of instructing (i.e. telling an athlete what to do) is not the most effective way of supporting athlete learning and development. Coaches often report that they have to tell athletes over and over again the same things, and then under pressure of competition athletes go back
to their old habits. Training sessions are frequently focused primarily on the knowledge the coach has. This way of coaching can stifle the athletes’ own potential, thinking, decision making and creativity and limit these to the extent of the imagination and experience of the coach.
For Boys and Girls born in 2012 and 2011
Player Placements will take place Thursday May 10 5:00-6:30 @ Fairfield Junior High School.
Registration Link to play U7/U8 Only (Birth Years 2012 and 2011) https://secure.sportsaffinity.com/reg/Public/registration/login.aspx?domain=uysa-wasatchacd.sportsaffinity.com&language=english&sessionguid=