Start them young! If kids love to play the game, this is great for them!
Player Development > Winning
Our Pre-Juniors program is where we start to teach all players a bit of technical skills with a ball. Depending on the age, and also on the players development, we start to gradually introduce the game of soccer to our players.
From our most basic moves & turns to our more advanced. We believe if we expose players into a soccer environment where they feel they belong in, players' effort and engagement increases.
This stage is vital for player growth and we make sure that all players moving to our Juniors Academy teams (from here) are ready and know all the moves, turns, and foundations.
All teams are created in house and are split into mini teams of 3 or 4 (check age below for gameplay format).
**Due to Pandemic and County not allowing games, we are only running practices**
Player development is very important to us! This is the best age to start! Kids are like sponges and absorb a lot of information, specially skills.
WHAT WE TEACH
We teach players different skills with the ball so that they can perform during games. We teach them that it is ok to make mistakes and to keep trying until they feel comfortable applying the skill. All of our players in our Junior Academy Program know the different turns, moves, and foundations with a ball.
GAME RULES / TEAMWORK
At Xeneizes MD, we encourage lots of teamwork! We allow players to solve game situations on their own so that they can speak, and think with each other (problem solving). We also teach them the rules of the game, Ex: If ball goes out of bound, we start with a dribble in or pass in (older groups is a throw in).
LEAGUE PLAY/FORMAT OF PLAY (In-House)
All games are played in-house and players are given a mini uniform.
U4 & U5 Ages (3's & 4's)
3 versus 3
U6 & U7 Ages (5's & 6's)
4 versus 4 (3 Players, 1 Goalie)