2009 Boys Age Group

The 2009 Boys Age Group will train & play at a developmentally appropriate level and be led by experienced nationally licensed coaching staff of:

  • Brad Jule, USYS National D License, Coach, Penn State Brandywine Assistant Coach

  • John Lenart,  USYS National Youth, National D License, NSCAA Advanced Regional License, Goalkeeping License

  • Bill Keffer, USYS National License. 

Age Group Mission: Developing a passion within the boys to be competitive soccer players. As well at this stage of the player's development, nothing is more important or rewarding than developing their joy for the game of soccer. 

Goals

  • Develop all boys' technical skills 

  • Begin development into small-sided (7v7) style of play 

  • Help all players to develop to the travel soccer environment

By creating 3 mixed ability teams which are being trained and act as an age group (ODP, Academy style) we are looking to develop over the next several years into a technically gifted, tactically smart team that learns to play at a very high level, eventually forming one 11v11 team at u13. We are building for the long-term and forgoing 'wins' each week to ensure the players learn how to play at a high level as individuals and as a team. No other team in the area other than the Academy programs offer such a progressive program.

Team Calendar 2018

Spring/Summer

•June: 1-2 trainings , Off until late July
•July - Last week of July EPYSA  or Shipley School Team Camps (optional)
•August - First week Team Mini-Camp; Begin 2x/week training. 
              - Late August Local Tournament 

Fall

Practices:
•2x/weekly September - mid-November
Competition: Delco Soccer League Sept-early Nov
•Columbus Day Tournament (Maryland or Virginia)

Winter

–December through mid-Jan – OFF
–Sunday Evening indoor training  @ local school facility (mid-Jan - early March)

Spring

–Practices - 2x mid-March - mid-May

        - Competitions – Delco Spring League & Tournaments (Urban, + 1 more)

 Commitment Expectations

—Players will be expected at  all trainings & competitions in Fall
—Spring at least 1 practice per week and games.
—Team website updated by parents each month for the upcoming month
        The team offers free and open training sessions to all local 2009 boys, regardless of club affiliation anytime throughout the year. Please contact the coaches to arrange a trial if interested.  

Strategic Partners

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