This winter the Development Academy offers small group sessions every day of the week, a large group session on Saturdays, and - for the first time - an option to enroll in supervised free-play futsal sessions on Sunday afternoons.
All sessions are indoors, in Manhattan. The Winter season begins Monday, December 1 and ends Friday, March 20.
WINTER PROGRAM OPTIONS
Please fill out this scheduling form to choose the day(s) of the week you want your child to practice.
WHAT TO BRING
For questions about the program or registration, please contact cooach Jason Weisberg: email@example.com
The Development Academy is the earliest stage of our youth player development model. This training-only program uses the same licensed, professional coaches as in the older age groups and implements a well-structured curriculum that promotes young players’ motor skill development while developing a comfort level with the ball.
The technical objective of the U5-U7 program is to teach players to dribble. Dribbling is the foundation skill for all the other skills and must be taught first. Aimless kicking will be discouraged by the coaches, as it develops bad habits and has no long-term benefits. Our curriculum, specifically designed for the U5-U7 players, is called KINGS or “Kicking Is Not Good Soccer.”
Associate Director of Coaching
Jason Weisberg has been an assistant coach for Manhattan College and Dominican College's men’s program's, and an assistant coach at Iona College with the women from 2007-2010. He was a former Director of Coaching at Middlepath FC and ECNL coach at Alberston SC. Jason is a Region 1 Olympic Development (ODP) Program Staff coach, and has been a State ODP head coach since 2002 as well as a scout for U.S. Soccer's Training centers. He has a masters degree in counseling Psychology. Jason played his Collegiate soccer at Stony Brook University and holds a USSF "A" license and an NSCAA Premier Diploma.