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Utah Arsenal SC Youth Soccer Academy for U5 to U8 players. Click Here to Register
This is a Fall and Spring program. The Fall program is 8 weeks and will typically be August and September. The Spring program is 6 weeks and will typically be April and May.
The academy is a soccer development program for those who are interested in a competitive soccer experience. These players will be taught based upon proven curriculum the proper basics for future soccer development. The academy consists of training sessions and games.
Each child will be given a uniform and a ball. We will provide 1 coach to every 5-10 players. This coach will be trained and managed by the Academy Director.
If you are interested in coaching in the Academy please contact Brian Barlow or Tim Graham.
Registration begins April 25th. The total number of players is capped, so register right away if you have interest.
Cost is $200 per child. Parents who are assigned as volunteer coaches will receive a $50 discount per team coached.
Any questions, concerns, comments please call our Academy Manager ________ at ______.
Academy Director – Alexis McMurdie:
· USSF "D" License
· Coaching experience - Inter FC - Pleasant Grove High School – Assistant Coach Pleasant Grove High School – Girls Head Coach Avalanche FC – Head Coach Arsenal SC – Head Coach Arsenal SC – Head Trainer
· Playing Experience - American Fork High School - Lone Peak High School - Utah Spiderz – WPSL Utah Starzz – WPSL
· Awards and Recognition – 2010 Warrior Award – Utah Starzz
· Other Information – Mother of 5, Avid Player, Avid Fan Favorite Soccer Team – Lazio, Barcelona, Manchester, Real Salt Lake, and “Every team I get to coach”
U5-U8 Arsenal SC- Youth Academy
Who this is for? Our Youth Academy is for boys and girls who love soccer and wish to learn more about the game and improve their ball skills. Arsenal SC provides a safe, fun environment for the players to practice and play under the guidance of the finest coaches and teachers of the game.
How it’s designed? The Arsenal SC Youth Academy uses ‘player pools’. The ‘player pool’ method has been an outstanding success in developing creative, skillful players who have an enhanced love of the game and their club instead of just playing for a team. The Arsenal SC Youth Academy focuses on the development of EVERY player, instead of teams at these young ages as recommended by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in their ‘Player Development Guidelines’. This focus is also strongly recommended in the coaching license courses run by the USSF and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Why you should join? The main reasoning behind the development of individual players is that in the past there has been so much focus on creating winning teams, that the players’ technical skills have never developed enough to be able to carry out the tactics needed to play at the next level. After all, there are NO tactics without technique. It is the individual ball skills, creativity and love of the game that will create exciting soccer players who can play on successful teams and this is why the Arsenal Youth Academy works better in helping players reach the next level of play. We will place proper emphasis on the things a child needs to develop. Each age group will practice in gender/age specific groups if the numbers allow it, where we encourage all our players to play without any fear of making mistakes and to express themselves positively on the soccer field. Our coaches challenge all of the players to get better and improve and teach sportsmanship and good values to the players in the process.
Will there be games? The Game is the best teacher. There will be a mixture of “training games” and actual games. Games will be what are called small sided and will progress as recommended for each age group. Utah Arsenal SC’s coaching philosophy is to guide the players to the answers of the many challenges that the sport provides so that they have a better understanding of soccer, instead of throwing all the answers at them and expecting them to remember them.
Who will oversee the academy? Alexis McMurdie- former Pleasant Grove Girls High School Head Coach and Premier Level Coach will oversee our coaching staff which includes trained and qualified teachers. ALL our parent and paid coaches are trained in working with and developing young players.
If you are interested in your child participating in any of our U5-U8 programs complete the online registration, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org