U7/U8 Academy Program
Players born between 08/01/06 and 07/31/08 (for 2014 Fall season)
This program is designed to build upon the technical skills learned in the Grasshopper program and introduce some of the basic fundamentals to help players learn and understand the game, while maximizing touches on the ball. The main priority is to create a FUN and safe environment for the children to learn the beautiful game of soccer.
Teams will practice twice a week during the fall, running specially designed practices for the U7 and U8 players in Castro Valley. The fundamentals covered are as follows...
- Feints and Disguises
Each team practices at the same field, on the same night, under the guidance of their volunteer head coach. All sessions overseen by the program’s U7/8 Directors, Dan Chubbock (Girls) and Alex King (Boys). Alex and Dan will move between sessions, offering coaching points and advice to players, parents and coaches.
Games will be played at the weekend, with U7 playing two 25 minute games each game day and U8 playing one 50 minute game (2x25 minute halves).