Winter Academy
2020-21

Boys and Girls 2009-2014

REGISTRATION OPENS FALL 2020

Boys and Girls Birth Year 2009-2014:

You are never too young to receive the correct teaching, regardless of what subject or sport. Proper foundations put in place at the younger ages can only help in accelerating the development of a child. Our Winter Academy gives players the opportunity to experience high-level professional training and game understanding over a sustained period.

The Club's Coaching Directors are the instructors for this Academy, along with other Full-Time Professional Coaches, who work with a proven curriculum that is age appropriate and challenges the players to progress their skills and understanding of the game. Below are the dates for this years academy.

  • Location: Issaquah Highlands Central Park

  • Times

    • Girls 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    • Boys 7:00pm - 8:30pm

  • Dates: 8 weeks All Friday nights: November 20, December 4, 11, January 22, 29, February 5, 26, March 5 ,*March 12th, *March 19th (*Potential Make-up Dates)

  • Price: $299 (includes Rain Jacket)

The Winter Academy has been a success since it was first added to our programming in 2013. It's not like most camps or academies that run for 5 or 6 weeks and you're done. This Academy runs for 8 weeks, is designed to take the players from the basic fundamental skills and game awareness and progresses them onto advanced ball control and knowledge of the game. This is accomplished by having the highest qualified coaches in the club work with the youngest players laying a strong foundation from which the players can flourish.

Field Players will be placed in groups based on their age and will all receive training from our directors and our premier coaching staff. Below are some of the topics our staff will cover during the Winter Academy:

 

  • Ball Control/Manipulation

  • Skill moves, moves to beat defenders, moves to change direction

  • Passing and receiving, chips, crosses, driven balls

  • Shooting, ball striking, volleys, half volleys

  • Principles of attacking and defending

  • Tactical training as a group

 

Goalkeepers will be placed in groups based on age and will receive training from our goalkeeping director, Anna Miller, as well as our premier coaching staff. Below are some of the topics that will be covered during the Winter Academy: 

 

  • Basic Ball Handling, footwork/movement, positioning/angle play

  • Shot stopping

  • 1v1's/breakaways

  • Dealing with Crosses

  • Distribution

  • Fun activities such as "goalkeeper wars"!