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Futures Academy (Ages 4-7)

 

Check out the below article and video...We are so excited for our FUTURES!

The Courier-Herald - Futures Academy

Block and Location Days Start end end Dates Times
Block 1      
Auburn YMCA Grass Fields Monday / Wednesday 5/13 - 6/22/2019 5:30 - 6:15
Kelley Farm Bonney Lake  SOLD OUT Tuesday / Thursday 5/14 - 6/22/2019 5:30 - 6:15
       
Block 2      
Auburn YMCA Grass Fields Monday / Wednesday 7/8 - 8/17/2019 5:30 - 6:15
Tehaleh Community Field SOLD OUT Tuesday / Thursday 7/9 - 8/17/2019 5:00 - 5:45
Tehaleh Community Field  SOLD OUT  Tuesday / Thursday 7/9 - 8/17/2019 5:45 - 6:30
       
Block 3      
Auburn YMCA Grass Fields Monday / Wednesday 9/9 - 10/19/2019 5:30 - 6:15
Kelley Farm Bonney Lake SOLD OUT Tuesday / Thursday 9/10 - 10/19/2019 5:00 - 5:45
Kelley Farm Bonney Lake SOLD OUT Tuesday / Thursday 9/10 - 10/19/2019 5:50 - 6:35
       
Block 4      
Auburn YMCA Grass Fields Moved to Kelley Farm for lights Monday / Wednesday 11/4 - 12/21/2019 5:30 - 6:15
Kelley Farm Bonney Lake SOLD OUT Tuesday / Thursday 11/5 - 12/21/2019 5:00 - 5:45

MRFC Futures Academy Overview

The MRFC Futures Academy's primary mission is to help young players develop a passion for the game while having fun! This program provides a great introduction to soccer. We do this by playing 4v4 games and providing basic skill development. This program is designed for both boys and girls ages 4 - 7.(must be 4 years old prior to start date of session)

This program allows parents to register for one block session at a time and attend as many or few sessions in that block as you'd like. We plan to offer six block sessions throughout the year.  Each block will run for approximately six weeks consisting of twelve total sessions, a "field Day" where each player can demonstrate the skills learned using a variety of different games, and a Jamboree at the end of the block where players are put into 4v4 mini games, in a  round robin format .

Coach Jimmy Reynolds, a ten year veteran of MRFC and SSC, is our Futures Academy Director. Jimmy is working closely with our recreation and premier DOCs to develop a curriculum and syllabus to benefit the future generations of soccer players!

The Futures Academy relies on the mentorship of our premier level high school players, who volunteer their time in order to invest in the 'futures' of our club. The mentors follow our Futures Academy curriculum developed by our  Futures Academy Director, Jimmy Reynolds, and our Directors of Coaching. Additional support is provided on site by multiple veteran coaches and trainers.

If you are a parent interested in volunteering as a 'game day manager', please consider reaching out to any of our Directors below.


WHY ACADEMY STYLE?
Academy players will receive an ‘EDUCATION FIRST‘ environment, that will be the beginning of a new club culture, duplicated for generations to come. It helps create a more professional environment, leading to coaches being able to nurture intelligent, adaptable soccer players who will eventually play at the highest level THEY want to play at.
This program will also allow MRFC to develop young coaches while establishing a methodology and style of play for the new club culture.
Renowned clubs that run academies for children this age are:
• FC Barcelona                        • New England Revolution
• FC Bayern Munich            • Manchester United

This academy format falls in line with what US Soccer and other World Soccer federations recommend for the development of children aged 4-7.

Futures will provide services to children who love soccer and a pathway for talented players to progress into premier soccer while creating a positive learning environment in which to develop.

SESSION STRUCTURE & DELIVERY PLATFORM
MRFC offers two, forty-five minute sessions per week for ages 4-7, where players will receive appropriate instruction to improve the individual’s technical and physical capabilities.

TOPICS OF DELIVERY
1. ABC’s (Agility, Balance, Coordination)
2. Dribbling
3. Turning with the ball
4. Striking the ball
5. Shooting
6. Passing

SESSION STRUCTURE
Warm up/Game 1:
We encourage the dynamic approach to warming up, so players are active and understand why warming up is important.
Game 2:
Semi-opposed Games should lead directly into an opposed practice to help create the edge that will separate your players from others. That technique becomes a skill in an opposed environment.
4v4 Scrimmage:
Small-sided games provide players with more touches on the ball, allowing creativity and expression and the opportunity to become more efficient with space they are given. Ultimately, game-like situations are the best teacher of all.
Jamborees (Every third Saturday of the block)
Jamborees are an opportunity for players and families to experience a traditional rec like environment by playing on teams in a round robin tournament where the only thing that matters is having FUN!


*includes t-shirt unique to the theme of each block

**There are no additional Scholarships available for this program

Overview: In-house coed 'teams' for ages 4-7, six week block sessions including two weekday training sessions per week plus 1-2 Saturday game day jamborees on a TBD  field, $85 cost includes a t-shirt unique for each block

Any further questions, please contact:

Mike Avery

Jimmy Reynolds