The Futures Academy program is offered as a supplement to regular recreational soccer play in Sterling for boys and girls with birth years U6-U9 who seek a more competitive and challenging training environment. The Futures Academy also provides a pathway to the competitive travel program that begins at U9. The technical program is designed to help young players learn the basic skills and fundamentals of the sport.
Cost is $120* per player
8 MONDAY evening outdoor sessions - technical training and small-sided games
Starting August 30 thru November 1 (no training Labor Day)
Paul Hencken Soccer Fields at Potomac Lakes Sportsplex
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (second session 6:30-7:30 pm likely for older age group)
For only U8/2014 (and select U7/2015) boys and girls, up to four crossover matches with Great Falls-Reston Soccer Club and other local clubs tentatively scheduled for:
Saturdays (tentative dates): TBD
Time: TBD (3:00 PM or 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM )
Read more about our Future Academy program here:
The Fall 2021 Soccer Skills Training will offer a total of nine (8) training sessions with a core focus on developing a solid technical foundation. There will be a heavy emphasis on change of direction and 1v1 attacking moves through constant repetition. The players will begin each session learning skills without defensive pressure, gradually building up to limited pressure, and eventually progressing to full pressure within 1v1, 2v2, and small-sided games.
Cost is $120 per player
8 evening outdoor sessions - technical training and small-sided games
Training Days/Dates: Fridays: 9/10, 9/17,9/24,10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
** Rain date: Friday, 11/5
Location: Paul Hencken Soccer Fields at Potomac Lakes Sportsplex (field #8A)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 PM
**Players will be grouped together by age and ability
The Fall Goalkeeper Program is for players of all levels (beginner to travel) and will place emphasis on age-appropriate instruction where players are placed into groups of similar age and ability.
Our Fall 2021 Goalkeeper Program will provide an opportunity for goalkeepers of all levels and ages to explore and learn the skills necessary to succeed at this challenging and unique position. Keepers will have a chance to develop new skills while building on and refining the knowledge they already have.
Each session will focus on the basics of footwork and handling before moving into the topic of the day. Sessions will finish with a variety of game-like activities shooting and distribution activities. Throughout the week, coaches will focus on passing and receiving, footwork, diving, crosses, 1v1's and distribution.
Coaches will take time to provide activities which correlate to real game scenarios and allow the players to build their confidence through repetition, observation and discussion. We all look forward to helping our goalkeepers take the next step in their respective games!
Fridays: September 10,17,24 and October 1,8,15,22,29
(make up date will be Friday, November 5 as needed due to weather cancellation)
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Paul Hencken Soccer Fields at Potomac Lakes Sportsplex field #8A
Ages: U9-U16 (2006-2013) - players will be grouped together by age and ability
The Fall 2021 High School Sports Prep and Agility Program will offer a total of nine (8) training sessions with a core focus on agility training and overall preparation to get the player ready to compete in high school soccer and other sports.
High school soccer players must be more disciplined and mentally focused. Our dynamic training will help young players to best understand the style of play, drills, and skills that they will encounter during the high school team tryouts.
Cost is $120 per player
8 evening outdoor sessions
Fridays: 9/17, 9/20, 9/24, 10/1, 10/11,10/8, 10/15, 10/22
Paul Hencken Soccer Fields at Potomac Lakes Sportsplex (field #7B)
Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
*Players will be grouped together by age and ability
Please contact our club administrator for any question that you my have on these Fall programs. Thank you!