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This program will provide children with fundamental skills for playing the game of soccer. Understanding the objective of the game, offense vs defense and positions of the game and how they are applied including the importance of teamwork.

The first 45min of the practice will be skill teaching and refining, the second 45min of the practice will be scrimmaging and learning how the game and positions work together in a team environment.

    • Teach & refine basic/fundamental skills: passing, trapping, dribbling, throw-ins

    • An understanding of the rules and how they apply on and off the field: boundary lines: where to throw in, when to corner kick, vs goal kick. Time of the game and sideline adequate

    • Offense vs defense and positions: wing, striker, sweeper, goalie.

    • Teamwork: work together as a team to move the ball around the field to pass, field position, to stay open and in position.

    • Use strengths to choose a position or refine skills to play other positions.

    • Basic nutrition to focus on the game and have enough energy to be an effective team player.

Please have shin guards and a bring a water bottle. A soccer ball and cleats are recommended, not required.

Registration deadline will be 5 days prior to the start of the program

Steven Hicks

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Soccer Skills 
N/A  1 - 2  07/07/2021 - 08/25/2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Swift River Park - Modified Multipurpose Fields
$10.00 Res, $15.00 Non-Res
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