The Lee Mt. Vernon Sports Club’s newest initiative! Within our Patriots Developmental Academy, we take your seven-year-olds and work with them for the entirety of the year. Through this year, the players practice twice a week for a one-hour session each through the Fall and Spring season, while practicing once a week indoor through the Winter season. Through the Fall and Spring season, the players participate in the Washington Area Crossing Over League© against other competitive soccer clubs that have similar programs. To top off each season, the players are put into a Fall tournament and a Spring tournament.
The players are put into a structured training environment and separated into teams for training and game purposes; with the right reserved to move players around if necessary. The focus of this program is individual technical development through 1v1 scenarios. The players are constantly encouraged to dribble and take players on, with the idea being that they will learn much more about ball manipulation from dribbling and moving than they will from passing and being stationary. At the end of the Spring season, the players are encouraged to transition into the LMVSC Travel Soccer Program.
The Patriots Developmental Academy (U8) is part of the pathway to the Travel Soccer Program. This pathway provides young players an introduction of the tools needed to advance individual soccer skills. The Patriots Developmental Academy Instructional Program is designed to challenge young players in a consistent and positive environment.
What to expect:
- Two Training Sessions Weekly
- Individualized teams created, with training being team centric
- Training Fall (2 times weekly) Winter (1 time weekly) Spring (2 times weekly)
- Saturday Matches in the Crossing over League©
- Two local tournaments
Age: 8 years old (Birth Date 01/01/2011 – 12/31/2011)
Location: Lee District Park
Registration Fee: $600.00
(Four ARB installments of $150)
Dates: Mon – 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22
Dates: Wed – 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24