Elite Feet Winter Futsal Training Program
Fredericksburg FC is pleased to announce its Elite Feet Winter Training program. This program is designed for your entry level, non travel soccer players. The theme of the program is “Foot Skills and Futsal Games” – players will receive instruction from licensed, professional coaches to improve their technical skills (dribbling moves, passing, receiving, etc) for part of practice, and then will be organized into squads to play small-sided Futsal for the remaining practice time.
Futsal is a version of indoor soccer typically played on hard surfaces (like a basketball court) without walls. The game is played with a weighted, low bounce ball; the surface, the ball and the rules place an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and skill, which is great for young, developing players.
The 6 week program curriculum — designed by Mayowa Owolabi, Technical Director – features a heavy emphasis on individual ball mastery, allowing each player to become more comfortable, confident and creative with their foot skills, while nurturing their passion and enjoyment for soccer. Activities and games will follow the best practices of US Soccer and US Youth Soccer. Each week of training will feature a theme, which will build off the themes from previous weeks, including:
- Dribbling for possession (changes of direction, shielding)
- Dribbling for penetration (attacking moves such as scissors, Matthews, step-overs, etc.)
- First touch
- Finishing and ball-striking
The theme of each week will be encouraged and emphasized in the training session matches during every Saturday session, to allow players to practice their skills in a game environment.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9
OFF PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Training Times:
U9-12 Boys and Girls - Saturday, 12-1pm
U13+ Boys and Girls - Saturday, 1-2pm
Participating players will need to bring/wear the following:
- Shoes: indoor soccer shoes, running shoes, or any athletic shoe worn during gym class at school – no cleats or turf shoes permitted
- Shin guards
- Ball: players can bring and use their regular soccer ball; purchasing a Futsal ball is NOT required.
The cost-per-player is $95.