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MicroSoccer and Kinders Programs

ABYS is pleased to offer programs for pre-kindergarten aged players (U5, “MicroSoccer”) as well as kindergarten aged players (U6, “Kinders”).  MicroSoccer and Kinders soccer are developmentally appropriate soccer programs, designed by professional coaches and aimed at developing motor skills, movement, agility and soccer skills. 

The MicroSoccer program consists of 60 minute sessions on eight Sundays.  The Kinder’s Program consists of 75 minute sessions also on eight Sunday’s. Our Player Development Coaches (PDC's) will introduce young players and parents interested in coaching to the fundamentals and philosophies of soccer as embraced by ABYS.  The program includes child-centered and age appropriate interactive games that maximize everyone’s "touches" on the ball, make learning soccer skills FUN, and introduce 3 vs. 3 scrimmages for Micro’s and 4v4 for Kinder’s.

Soccer players will be assigned to teams led by parent coaches.  Each player will receive a team t-shirt at their first session.

 

Session Format:

Center field time: Each session starts with games for the entire group of players led by one of our PDC's.  At the same time, parent coaches will receive weekly instruction from another ABYS PDC.

Team time: parent coaches will lead the interactive games and drills as just outlined by the PDC's.

Game time: Scrimmages versus another team in the age group.

 

Dates:

Sunday's starting April 13th to June 15th, 2014.

Note: Program does not run on April 20th or Memorial Day Weekend.

 

Time:

Micros: 1PM - 2PM

Kinders:
Session 1 Girls - 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Session 2 Boys - 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Location: NARA Park

 

What to Bring: Each child will need to bring a #3 soccer ball, a water bottle, shin guards and either sneakers or soccer cleats, though cleats are safer on wet grass. Please remember to mark your child’s name on his or her soccer ball and water bottle. Team t-shirts will be provided at the first session.

 

How to register: Registration is easy.  Please click here, or on Registration in the menu to the left, and follow the instructions.

 

Parents: These programs depend on participation by volunteer parent coaches.  A professional coach or our Director of Coaching will guide parent coaches in facilitating weekly interactive fun games, as well as mentor the team games.  All parents interested in learning soccer, or who would like to coach, are encouraged to volunteer.  Interested parent coaches must also register (Note: you register as a volunteer coach when you register your child to play).