ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Seraphim (Academy) program is aimed for the 6 – 10 year old to give our players the opportunity to improve their entire game. It will be utilized to speed up the overall development of a player. It is a great opportunity for the youth player to train with our Select/Competitive coaches.
The Seraphin (Academy) program will be used as an identification program. The top players will attend sessions and coaches will challenge them with various training techniques. This includes great decision making, good soccer IQ, technical skills, tactical awareness, attacking, shooting, and speed & agility training.
The goal of the Seraphim (Academy) program is to transform our students into players that are comfortable when the ball is at their feet, to help them understand the basic tactical concepts of soccer, and to become an all-around soccer player.
This portion of the program specializes in improving ball handling skills. It includes Juggling, Dribbling, Foot-skills, Receiving, Passing, Shooting, and Crossing, which will be the main focus of this training. This will be followed by small sided games that allow our students the opportunity to put their skills in game-like situations.
ATTACKING & SHOOTING
This training focuses on Attacking. Players get to work on their offensive game by working on all their attacking motions. Players spend time in a variety of attacking activities that enhance their ability to create and finish off attacks.
Tactical knowledge is taught through game situations that force our players to think and learn the basic tactical concepts of playing soccer. Players participate in Tactical games that significantly improve game sense.
SPEED & AGILITY
Speed Agility training will be age specific and will focus on speed, agility, balance, coordination and quickness.
Our team trainings are fast-paced and skill-specific. Players will continue growing in their confidence as an individual, a team member, and as an athlete. Training sessions are 60 minutes, twice per week. Teams are limited to no more than 25 players per team, per age group. If there are not sufficient players in an age group to fill one age-specific team, the younger players may be moved up to an older age group so that there may be a better opportunity for the player to participate in an Academy team.
Club Tryouts/Training Sessions begin the last week of June. There will 2 training sessions per week during the active Fall and Spring seasons. A one-year contract will be signed by the player and his parents. The contract will run from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The cost to participate in an Academy team is:
- Financially-Accessible: $125 per month paid in TWELVE (12) payments on the first day of the month, July through June for a TOTAL cost of $1500;
- Most popular: $350 per month paid in FOUR (4) payments on July 1, October 1, January 1, and April 1 for a TOTAL cost of $1400; or
- Least expensive: ONE (1) payment on July 1 for a TOTAL of $1300.
Practice Jerseys and Team Uniforms must be purchased separately from the Club by emailing APerez@AzalexAngelosFC.com. Please specify the size and jersey number (this will be determined by your child’s team coach after contract signing).
WHAT TO BRING TO TRAINING SESSIONS:
- Athletic attire
- Soccer Cleats
- Soccer Ball (Size 4)
- Shin guards
- Water Bottle
- Technical Skills
- Attacking and Shooting
- Tactical Skills
- Speed and Agility
Spaces will fill up quickly. Please email APerez@AzalexAngelosFC.com for more information.