skip navigation

U5-U7 Development Academy

WINTER 2017-18 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

CLASSES EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK FOR THE DURATION OF THE WINTER.  EXPANDED SEASON TO FOURTEEN WEEKS FROM LATE NOVEMBER TO MID-MARCH.

FOR PLAYERS BORN,  2011, 2012 & 2013

This Winter the Development Academy offers group classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons, and Saturday and Sunday late mornings. Our KINGS Developmental Academy (Kicking Is Not Good Soccer) is for kids of ALL competitive levels. 

Our program is designed to give beginners the solid fundamentals they will need to progress and develop a love of the sport and is also challenging for advanced players. This all takes place in a positive, active and fun environment. 

The Winter season begins Monday, November 27 and ends Sunday, March 18, with a two-week break from December 18 and January 1.  

BRING A FRIEND or SIBLING and RECEIVE a $50 CREDIT, BUT BOTH MUST BE IN THE U5-7 PROGRAM 

SCHEDULE

Weekdays: 

  • MONDAY   3:45-4:45pm @ NY Sports Club, 94th St. & Broadway, NY NY.   CLOSED OUT

  • TUESDAY  3:45-4:45pm @ NY Sports Club, 94th St. & Broadway, NY NY.  CLOSED OUT

  • WEDNESDAY 3:30-4:30pm OR 4:40-5:40pm @ NY Sports Club, 94th St. & Broadway, NY NY.    CLOSED OUT

  • THURSDAY  3:30-4:30pm @ NY Sports Club, 94th St. & Broadway, NY NY.   CLOSED OUT

  • FRIDAY    4:00-5:00pm OR 5:00-6:00pm @ MAPC, 921 Madison Ave (btw 73rd & 74th St)

Weekends:

  • SATURDAYS   11:45am-12:45pm @ Martin Luther King HS, Amsterdam Ave and 65th St.

  • SUNDAYS   11:45am-12:45pm @ Martin Luther King HS, Amsterdam Ave and 65th St.

     

    WINTER PROGRAM OPTIONS

  • Choose any three days per week - $550 

  • Choose any two days per week - $455

  • Choose one day per week - $325

Register and pay for the training program of your choice here.

Please fill out this scheduling form to choose the day(s) of the week you want your child to practice.  For the winter schedule, see the times, locations and days listed above.

You MUST submit both signed MEDICAL WAIVER FORMS (links below) by scan-and-email (Subject: Last Name, First Name -Academy Program) to mscforms@manhattansc.org.  

MSC MEDICAL FORM

US CLUB MEDICAL FORM 

MAKE-UP POLICY - If we cancel a session because of weather or a facility gym/ Field pull, please contact the director ( Carlos Moreira) to reschedule within 48 hours for another day. HOLIDAYS DO NOT COUNT AS CANCELLED SESSIONS.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Size 3 Futsal ball (less bouncy than a regular ball - can be purchased at Upper 90)

  • Flat sneakers only.  NO CLEATS!!

  • MSC KIDS training shirts (see director Carlos)

  • Black shorts

  • Red soccer socks

  • Shin guards

  • Water bottle

For questions about the program or registration, please contact us at soccer@manhattansc.org

U5-7 Development Academy OVERVIEW

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 “Kicking Is Not Good Soccer.”


About the Director

Carlos Moreira is our new U5-U7 Development Academy Director.  He brings a wealth of teaching and coaching experience to our program as an inspirational collaborator with a proven track record in creating a compassionate, supportive and encouraging environment in which our players will not only develop their fundamental skill set, but also realize the true meaning of teamwork. As Coach Moreira says, “What I have learned through soccer is what I seek to instill in my young players: autonomy and authority can only co-exist with camaraderie.”


 “I am a soccer coach because I became the best version of myself on the field, and that is what I want to offer my kids: a space where they can not only acquire the foundation of great skills and a deep love for the game, but also learn what kind of people they want to be.”


A former DIII offensive player for William Patterson University, Carlos’ enthusiasm for soccer began at the age of 5 while living in Japan where he first played travel soccer.  When his family settled in Fayetteville, GA., he joined and played for AFC Lightening Club for five years .  Thereafter, he began a highly accomplished coaching career working with boys and girls of all ages during his eight years at Super Soccer Stars and NY Stars Premier. During this time he coached his teams to regional success and developed a number of highly popular programs and saw his most gifted students fulfill their soccer ambitions. 


 
 “My proudest moment as a coach is seeing a star player pass the ball to an open teammate rather than attempt to score on his own. No matter how many times I witness it, I am always moved by the instant when their love for the game and their respect for each other overcomes their desire for individual stardom. Often, when kids learn independence, they associate it with not needing other people. Sports humble us and remind us that we can only succeed if we work together, for no one player can single-handedly win a trophy.”

View Carlos's Bio here