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ACADEMY PROGRAM

Our developmental program to prepare players for competitive play.

U7/U8 Academy Program

For 2018, our Academy program will introduce competitive soccer to players born in 2011. It is the ideal progression for graduates of Folsom Soccer Club’s U7 Academy program and all other 6 & 7 year olds interested in a longer season. Our 2010 players can also participate in the Spring Academy in order to prepare for U9 tryouts in May.

We understand the importance of age-appropriate training methods and instilling a real love for the game and our coaches will create an environment that is challenging, safe and ultimately fun!

The U8 Academy players will also participate in 4v4 playdates with other clubs in the Sacramento region.

Academy Program Details

  • A unique offering to our 2010 & 2011 players starting in March 2018

  • Training sessions twice a week with a professional coach and club technical director

  • Dates: March to November

  • Cost: program fee TBD

  • Registration: Required by 1/1/18

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*Payments should be sent to:

Folsom Lake Earthquakes
P.O. Box 821
Folsom, CA 95763-0821

Curriculum

Technical- Develop basic soccer skills

  • Ball familiarity
  • Dribbling using all surfaces of the foot
  • How to receive and control the ball
  • Turning and changes of direction
  • 1v1 Attacking moves
  • Short passing
  • Shooting

*Activities will include lots of repetition and all skills will be worked on with both left and right foot*

Tactical- Develop basic decision making skills

  • Teach an understanding of the game itself
  • 1v1s
  • 2v1s
  • 2v2s

Physical- Develop basic motor skills

  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Cognitive development
  • Awareness
  • Perception

Psychosocial- Develop social interaction skills

  • Teach a love for the game
  • Increase confidence
  • Build self esteem
  • Introduce the idea of teamwork
  • Promote good sportsmanship and respect

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Summer Academy Program

For families not wishing to make the commitment at this time of year you can consider the Folsom Soccer Club Summer Academy. This program runs May through the end of June (8 weeks). The purpose of the FSC Summer Academy is to bridge the gap between recreational and competitive soccer with more structured training all while having fun with friends.

  • Training sessions once a week with a club technical director and volunteer coaches

  • Dates: May and June (8 weeks)

  • Cost: $100

  • Location:  Folsom

Get more information about our Academy program today

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