MSC U8-U10 Academy
2012-2013 MSC Academy
The MSC Modified Academy Program is a combination of the traditional recreational and select (traveling) team programs. It offers boys and girls in the Under 9 and Under 10 age groups the opportunity for advanced development in soccer through a more sophisticated curriculum. Academy soccer focuses on development of individual skills, and provides the opportunity to apply those skills in a competitive environment. Young players with a strong interest in soccer will find Academy Soccer to be an excellent introduction to the Select level of play.
Academy soccer follows a training curriculum that is fun, but also conducive to optimum player development. The goal of this program is to implement the United States Soccer Federation's guidelines and recommendations for youth player development. The objective of our curriculum is to develop each of the four components of a player in an appropriate manner: technical, tactical, psychological, and physical.
The Academy Program challenges players to improve through solid instruction and encouragement. All learning in the Academy is achieved in a fun and safe environment. The MSC Modified Academy is designed to allow all academy players the opportunity to participate in competitive games in a learning environment. This means winning is secondary to development! The aim has always been to help young players learn the basics of the game of soccer and create various avenues where they can master control of the soccer ball and decision-making. We have places both for the gifted natural athlete and the not-so-gifted--the critical ingredients are commitment and interest in the game.
MSC requires very high standards of behavior and respect for the game from our staff, our players, and our parents. We expect our parents to cheer and support our teams as well as the opponents during competition. It is imperative that parents do not coach from the sideline. We feel the players need to make their own decisions on the field and sideline coaching is most often a distraction. Our staff coaches will serve as teachers during the game and try to pick the right moments to offer a teaching lesson. Positive, cheering parents play an important role in our soccer family and we need your total trust in our development system.
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