EMERGING TALENT PROGRAM
Florida Fire Juniors this Fall 2012 will launch the Emerging Talent Program in Southwest Florida. This initiative will bring together some of the brightest young soccer players in Southwest Florida and expose them to a new, innovative and revolutionary approach to individual player training. The Emerging Talent program has 2 distinct features: Philosophy (what to coach?) and Pathway (how to coach?)
The Emerging Talent philosophy is a set of concepts that define the Chicago Fire Soccer Club’s attitude to working with each individual soccer player and follows a long term player development (LTPD) model. LTPD develops players from an early years ‘FUNdamental’ stage to ‘Training to Win’ for older aged players. ‘TRAIN LIKE A PRO TO PLAY LIKE A PRO’ is an overarching principle all Fire technical staff follow when coaching young players.
The Emerging Talent pathway: this is the practical application of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club’s long term player development model and highlights the steps a PLAYER, a COACH and a soccer CLUB can take to receive high quality programming. The Emerging Talent pathway has 4 levels: Club Talent Schools (CTS), Regional Talent Schools (RTS), Elite Performance Centers (EPC) and National Training Center (NTC).
CLUB TALENT SCHOOL
Ages 8-13 years old ~ $85.00 (FL Fire Member) / $95.00 (Community Member)/ $40.00 (Optimist Soccer Member)
Friday(s), March 22nd to May 3rd
6:30pm-7:45pm @ Veterans Community Park (click for Map)
Ages 14-18 years old ~ 1 Night Option Included - $0.00 (FL Fire Member) / 2 Night Option $95.00 (FL Fire Member)/ $100.00 (Community Member)
Tuesday(s), March 19th - April 30th/ 7:30-8:45pm @ Veterans Community Park (click for Map)
and/or Friday(s), March 22nd - May 3rd / 6:30-7:45pm @ Veterans Community Park (click for Map)
(High School Ages)
The Club Talent Schools (CTS) offers training to the players in the club, improving their technical ability while allowing our club to offer year-round supplementary training. The Florida Fire Juniors will set up a location in our local community during the Fall and Spring with Fall fees being all inclusive of your registration fees.
The CTS is an individual training program specifically designed for current and aspiring competitive travel soccer players aged 9-18 (Boys & Girls) looking to further develop their skills. Organized by Florida Fire Juniors, the CTS is open to any community members who are looking for competitive supplementary soccer training above and beyond their practices with their local team. The program consists of up to 90 minutes of instructional coaching per week over 7- 8 weeks and presents a perfect opportunity for soccer players to participate in a comprehensive supplementary training program.
Contact the Florida Fire Juniors - Emerging Talent Staff
The programs below (PRE-ACADEMY and FIRST KICKS) provide a great way to supplement the training of a recreational player that strives to further their development with the Florida Fire Juniors Academy Program. Often recreational programs do not provide professional coaches to teach players the basic of the game or the skills necessary to advance to the next level. Florida Fire Juniors offer recreational players another option to sample training in a professional environment. Activities will concentrate on technique and having fun. Training sessions are 45 to 60 min in duration and games are played within trainings.
The Florida Fire Juniors mission is to create a soccer experience that is unmistakably enjoyable for the both the child and family. Each activity directs players toward learning the fundamental aspects of the game appropriate for his/ her age and ability. Embracing the motto "Winning through Development", the program lays the foundation for young soccer players by tooling them with the basic skills necessary for success in future competition. In addition to targeting basic soccer skills, the program emphasizes coordination, balance and agility. The methods of instruction are designed to "unlock the game within the child" by disguising skills in imaginative activities, that teach through fun. The Chicago Fire Juniors’ curriculum builds from simple to complex over the course of a session and season.
Soccer Sparks - Pre Academy
Ages 6-8 years old ~ $75.00 (Community Member)/ $25.00 (Optimist Soccer Member)
Friday(s), March 22nd to May 3rd
6pm-7/7:15pm @ Veterans Community Park (click for Map)
Players age(s) 5 years to 8 years. The Florida Fire Juniors Pre-Academy in-house youth development program designed for players’ ages 5-8 who want to join the club and want a more developmental focus than other recreational programs can offer. This program is designed to prepare players for our academy and premier teams. Training will take place for once a week for up to an hour with Florida Fire Juniors professional staff coaches. Games will be played in-house in a 3 verses 3, or, 4 verses 4 "street soccer" format where the coaching staff can adjust according to the week’s lesson. The "street soccer" format allows the coaching staff to rearrange teams, adjust fields and goals to create an environment that best challenges players. The Florida Fire Juniors coaching staff desires for Soccer Sparks program players to advance on to the Florida Fire Juniors Academy program and will modify the environment so players can learn the game from different angles. The core of the programming will be building the players technical skills. Players should wear proper soccer equipment (shin guards, soccer socks, and if possible soccer specific shoes) and bring a ball.The program will be offered seasonally in the fall, winter and spring.
Soccer Sparks - First Kicks
Ages 4-5 years old ~ $65.00 (Community Member)/ $25.00 (Optimist Soccer Member)
Friday(s), March 22nd to May 3rd
6pm-7:00pm @ Veterans Community Park (click for Map)
Players age(s) 4 years to 5 years. The First Kicks program is a safe, fun, and developmentally appropriate training program offered to all players 4 and 5 years old. First Kicks offers recreational players another option to sample training in a professional environment and a true first time fun experience to playing soccer. Activities will concentrate on technique and having fun. Training sessions are 45 minutes to an hour in duration and games are played within the sessions. Players should wear proper soccer equipment (shin guards, soccer socks, and if possible soccer specific shoes) and bring a ball.
Contact the Florida Fire Juniors - Soccer Sparks Staff