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Juniors/Player Development Program

The SCAA Juniors/Player Development Program for boys and girls is a unique experience for our young players to benefit from our professional technical staff in a FUN, player development focused environment. Through developmentally appropriate activities, free play and fun games, our Juniors will learn basic techniques in dribbling, passing and receiving. The Juniors Program is intended for those children (born in 2010 - 2014) more seriously focused on soccer, and that are willing to commit to an additional training session during the week.   

Our Player Development Program will help our players receive the appropriate skills foundation to potentially participate in SCAA’s travel program.  

Our training will focus on each player’s technical/skills development.  At this time in their development, our young players are in the “golden age” of acquiring information. It is essential that we use this time to develop their technical ability, so they will be prepared to learn the tactical component of the game when they compete at the older age groups. 

A player focuses approach to youth soccer, emphasis is development over winning. “Winning is important, it’s a soccer game and you play to win, but the most important part in youth especially at the younger ages is to have coaches understand and focus on development and on teaching and not the weekend game.” Claudio Reyna, New York City Sporting Director- Major League Soccer & former US National Team member.

SCAA Player Development Program will include the following items:

• 8 training session (75 minute training session) per week.  First session for the Fall is on September 9.
• All Juniors training sessions will be led by SCAA’s professional coaching staff and top area guest professional coaches.
• Each player will receive a Juniors Program training shirt.

ELIGIBILITY

Players born in 2010 through 2014. The SCAA Player Development Program is open to players of all skill levels who are willing to commit and additional training day during the week with our SCAA’s professional coaching staff.

REGISTRATION

Please visit www.scaasoccer.net.

Fees

The cost to participate is $125 per season. There will be two seasons within the calendar year. The fee will cover Fairfax County Park Fees, SCAA registration, equipment and coaching fees. The fee includes a practice shirt.

Juniors/Player Development Program Schedule

Fall 2019
• Start date: September 9
• End date: November 11
• No sessions on Columbus Day

Spring 2020
• Start date: March 30
• End date: June 1
• No sessions on  April 6th (FCPS Spring Break), May 27th (Memorial Day)

TRAINING TIME/DATE/LOCATION

Mondays, 5:45pm to 7pm
South County Middle School