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ELITE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

Elite Development Academy  

The Elite Academy is open to players currently on a Development Team for the 2022.2023 season.

Foundation Phase (Ages 8 to 11)


The Foundation Phase academy is for the young player who is striving to improve, loves the ball and scoring goals, and enjoys being creative. This curriculum focuses on maximizing player participation, with a series of training sessions designed to give
players the technical edge as they navigate their way in youth competitive soccer. Coaches provide an intensive focus on technique, movement, goal-scoring, game intelligence, and mental preparation. This will provide the player with everything they
need to leave the program feeling confident and prepared to apply in their own team environment.


Youth Development Phase Program (Ages 12 to 14)


The Youth Development Phase Elite Development Academy is perfect for players that are keen to train, focus and develop as young soccer players. Ideally this is for players who either currently play a high-performance league or strive to make it to that level of play. The week will have an 11 aside tactical focus combined with individual concepts that relate to the full field game. We will look at position specific training; whether you are a central defender that is looking to learn how to play out the back better, a holding midfielder that wants to know how to control the midfield, an attacking central midfielder that wants to attack and create goal-scoring chances, or a striker or winger looking to provide that extra bit of quality in the final third to create and score goals, this is the academy for you! We will focus on team tactics, unit work alongside the position specific work, including how to apply these tactics when you return to your own playing environments. These sessions will also have a strong technical focus in terms of
developing well rounded habits from passing, dribbling and 1v1 skills, first touch, crossing and finishing, defending 1v1 and defending as a group and team.


Elite Development Academy Highlights

  • Led by Brendan Teeling, UEFA Elite Youth A License, Canada Soccer A License and Masters in Motor Control specialised in skill acquisition and motor control

  • UEFA and Canada Soccer Licensed Coaches

  • Modern academy curriculum

  • Technical focus on the fundamentals of the game

  • Small sided games focus ensuring maximum touches on the ball for all players

  • World Cup tournaments

  • Focus on ball mastery, in particular, dribbling and running with the ball

  • ABC's of motor skill development

Foundation Phase Program Highlights

  • UEFA and Canada Soccer Licensed Coaches

  • Modern camp curriculum

  • Technical focus on the fundamentals of the game

  • High Intensity training

  • 1v1 skill development (moves to beat players)

  • Shooting techniques and developing that attitude to shoot and score goals

  • Small Sided games format 2v2 right up to 5v5/6v6/7v7

  • Tactical coaching looking at space, positioning and formations

  • Speed, Agility and quickness with the ball.

 

Youth Development Phase Highlights

  • UEFA and Canadian Soccer qualified coaches providing quality instruction and sessions

  • Both small-sided games and larger sided games to develop tactical principles

  • Team tactics and full field shape

  • Speed, agility, and quickness work with ball to improve sharpness

  • Understanding different full field formations (1-4-3-3, 1-3-4-3, 1-4-2-3-1, 1-3-5-2)

  • Crossing and shooting Day! (Every player wants to score goals)

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • open to development players U8-U15

  • one training session per week run by certified staff coaches

  • players must wear shin pads and cleats/soccer boots to each training session.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

  • The program runs once a week, every Friday (no games)

  • Start Date:  Friday, January 6, 2023

  • End Date:  Friday, March 10, 2023

Session Times:

U8-U10:  5:00-6:15pm 

U11-U12:  6:15-7:30pm 

U13-U15:  7:30-8:45pm 

All schedules are subject to changes.

 
LOCATION:
 
REGISTRATION FEE:  

$275 per player  

Click HERE to register.  

This program is for currently registered development program players.  A code is required to register for this program - please check your email for the code as it has been sent directly to families.

REFUND & PAYMENT POLICY:

To read our Refund & Payment Policy, please click HERE.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Please note that all program dates/locations & schedules are subject to changes.