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Young Stars Junior Academy

(Formerly Our Clinic Program)

Toms River FC U4, U5, U6

Overview

To work to better develop our youngest players with a focus on basic skill development related to ball control, first touch, passing, shooting, 1v1 play, and basic field awareness in the older age group.

Goals

Utilize paid Surf Trainers to implement training plans and further develop our players while allowing parents to better enjoy the development from the sidelines.

Create more time slots so kids can have more opportunities through the week and we could create smaller groups with the trainings being run by paid professionals from NJ SURF.

Drills based around actual skills used within game play with a strong focus on 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, 2v1, 3v2, 4v3.  Leading to how to use it in 7v7 game situations.

Group players based on skill to allow for development and not have players overwhelmed at early ages by more physically developed or skilled players.

Players will be able to use both feet with some level of comfort, be able to display good shooting form and power, and understand physical play.

Ball is always in play and there is never more than 1-2 times while waiting in a line.

Ratio of coach to player should be no larger than 12 to 1 during Fall and Spring sessions, slightly larger during the Winter and Summer sessions.

Players are prepared for travel soccer, and we are able to field EDP level teams with all of our first teams, MOSA Premier or Nat 1 with second teams, and competitive teams with all other levels of their nats.

To take place at the Riverwood Field Complex to make easy use of the bubble if faced with inclement weather.

Year round activities with sessions given during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer seasons.

Milestones and Goals for Age Groups

U4

Ability to dribble and keep the ball in close control.

Ability to steal the ball from another play.

Ability to pass the ball in a direct line.

Ability to play 1v1, 2v2.

Attempts at juggling

Hustle.

1-3 times a week sessions

U5

Ability to dribble with both feet and keep the ball while defended.

Ability to recover the ball when stolen from.

Ability to steal the ball and make a pass.

Ability to shoot.

Ability to play 1v1, 2v2, 2v1, 3v2, 3v3, 4v4

Comfort with limited juggling.

Hustle.

1-3 times a week sessions.

U6

Ability to beat multiple defenders with a dribble.

Ability to see spacing and pass to spots and not just the player.

Defend as a team.

Shoot with power.

Pass with both feet.

Basic ability to control the ball with chest and knee.

Ability to play 1v1, 1v2, 2v2, 2v3, 3v3, 3v4, 4v4, 5v5.

Ability to juggle.

Field awareness and ability to scan.

Hustle.

2-3 times a week sessions.