The programs provide a great way to supplement the training of a recreational player that strives to further their development with the Florida Fire Juniors Pre-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 60 min in duration and games are played within trainings.
SPRING SCHEDULE: FRIDAY(S) - MARCH 2014
SPRING FEE(S): (to include 7 sessions)
$TBD ~ Community Member / $TBD~ Recreational League Members
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Ages 4-7 years old
Players age(s) 4 years to 7 years. The Sparks program is a safe, fun, and developmentally appropriate training program offered to all players 4 and 7 years old. The program 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 60 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.
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.
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Florida Fire Juniors Academy Philosophy
The philosophy of the Florida Fire Juniors Academy is to give our young soccer players the best possible development opportunity in preparation for the rest of their soccer experience. During our Academy training program the Academy Director and his coaching staff will focus on enhancing our players footwork, skills, technical ability and their enjoyment the game. Our aim is to make all of our academy players familiarized and comfortable with a ball at their feet to create technically sound and creative soccer players.
Players of academy age are able to absorb positive habits and attitudes which create fantastic platforms for excellent development further down their soccer road. It enables coaches to develop a fun and positive atmosphere to develop creative skillful players. At the Florida Fire Juniors we stress player development vs results. It is important at the academy age that more importance is put on the technical and tactical development of the player rather than win at all cost mentality that can sometimes hamper players development. Success goes hand in hand with player and team development.
“Too often in this country, youth coaches sacrifice learning skills for winning games.” - Former USWNT player Mia Hamm.