Summer Future Stars program…
U5 – U8 FUTURE STARS PROGRAM (for those born between 2013 and 2016)
Please note that as safety is our #1 priority the 2021 Future Stars program will begin later in the season to allow a 14-day break for players to change their 50-person field bubble from house league to Future Stars.
Our Future Stars program with Coaches Liz Shaughnessey-Rowe, Erin Naylor and Chris Naylor, is designed for children who wish to take their soccer experience to the next level and improve their soccer skills & technique. It is a stepping stone to prepare players to transition from recreational house league soccer to development soccer at U9 which will lead them to competitive soccer at U13.
The main focus when teaching soccer to children aged 4-8 is to make soccer FUN. A firm foundation will give your child the skills necessary to improve, be successful and fall in love with the beautiful game! FUNdamentals are the foundation to everything. No matter what sport you play FUNdamentals are the building blocks to improving performance.
At MLCFC we teach the FUNdamentals of soccer in a FUN way that children can understand. During the practice players will spend an allotted time at stations having FUN, developing specific skills and qualities before moving on to the next station. Learning ABCs of movement: Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, and speed. By using station work we create an environment where players can work at their own rate to learn proper movement and technique allowing them to feel success and build their confidence.
Stations focus on soccer coordination with the ball, soccer technique and small sided soccer games 3v3, 4v4 and 5v5. All sessions take a holistic approach to developing our youth. Each game and activity will focus on the 4 main areas of the child’s development; these include social/emotional, physical, physiological, and also technical.
This 8 week program (August 12th – September 29th) runs from 6-7pm on Thursdays at Maple Leaf Park.
To help reduce our club’s environmental footprint we have opted to eliminate the inclusion of a ball and training jersey. This reduction has allowed us to lower our registration fee to $100. Coaches will provide soccer balls for each of the sessions.