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Jr. Elite Program

12 Month Program
Estimated 40+ Sessions
Session Time 60 minutes
$95 Monthly

The Jr. Elite Program is set to provide Year-Round training for players U11 and younger which will encompass complete player development. 11 Month Program + 1 Month Rest in July.

Jr. Elite Program includes 1 session a week.  Summer Training is included as well as an adjusted pre-season training in August and March.

Developing a complete soccer player is quite complex as there are numerous aspects that players must focus on developing at the same time in order to achieve their maximum potential all year long.  The main focus of the Jr. Elite Program is to develop an understanding that the race is a marathon and not a sprint.  This process involves a bigger understanding of the picture trying to be painted and what should be your primary area of focus at any given time throughout the course of the year.  Once their is a full understanding of the goals required to maximize your potential, the best way to cover the ground needed is through Periodization.

Periodization is what sets the Elite Program above all other training methods.  Through periodization players will spend various weeks on specific topics which are aligned with their Year-Round Travel Season.  These topics will also be revisited continually in order to combine all the aspects into achieving one goal - maximizing a player's potential.   Components such as Core Strength, Fitness, Endurance & Speed are staples in this program which ensures maximizing year round growth and long term success.

The Jr. Elite Program includes 1 session a week.  All Summer Training is included as well as pre-season training in August and March.

Speed & Agility
Ball Manipulation & Footskills
Crossing & Finishing
Passing & Ball Striking
Free Play
Soccer Tennis

Agility & Coordination :  

Focus is to provide a consistent level of weekly agility training which helps each player increase foot speed and improve coordination.  Improving these movements will aide players in achieving their maximum physical development.

Ball Manipulation & Mastery :  Foot & Ball Speed combined with Creativity

Focus is to obtain maximum comfort level with the ball through repetition and dribbling patterns which promote muscle memory.  The increased comfort level on the ball will allow players to have more time on the ball to make the best decisions as possible on the field.

Passing & Receiving :  Year round focus of all Passing Elements required at the highest level of the game.

Focus is to provide an understanding of all the Passing Techniques required to play at the elite level, this requires a year round focus of developing advanced levels of short and long range passing skills which can only be mastered through professional coaching and year round repetition.  

Crossing & Finishing :  Periodization will allow players of the Elite Program to focus on these aspects during the Spring, Summer & Fall Weeks.  

Focus is not only on the Technique of Crossing & Finishing but also the timing of movement and runs towards goal which is equally important as the actual technique being applied to each situation.

Free-Kicks :  Learning to bend, curve and manipulate the ball around players is an extremely advanced technique which will be addressed when the players have reached a certain maturity level to accomplish these tasks, as well as, be able to take on the information required to change their technique through adjustments provided through professional coaching.

Focus is to provide specific days where players are allowed to completely focus on improving technique through continual repetition and feedback in a small group or individual setting.   

Free Play & Soccer Tennis :  These are elements that are encouraged inside and outside of training times, which allow players to try things outside of their normal constrictive training environments.  This freedom to try new things with various levels of groups, promotes creativity and exploration which might not be possible or allowed in a typical team environment.  

Player Profiles : Player Profiles are created to keep continual track of a players progress through out the course of their development.  

Registration Listing

2021 Jr. Elite Training Program

The Elite Training Program is a 12 month professional training program for U11 - U19 players . The ELITE Program is designed to supplement a players Club Training. Giving players a balance between club play and individual training. 

Players who accept their position in the ELITE training program are expected to attend all sessions. Elite training is designed for committed, dedicated players and parents.

Please read thru the full program description at If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Jr. Elite Training Program August Start

Registration closes on 08/06/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/03/2021 to 07/31/2022

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Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
Phone : 540-388-4657
Email : [email protected]
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