FOR PLAYERS BORN, 2010, 2011, 2012.
This Spring the Development Academy offers group classes on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons. Our KINGS Developmental Academy (Kicking Is Not Good Soccer), Is for kids of ALL 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 Spring season begins Monday, April 3 and ends Saturday, June 17.
We will NOT have class on Saturday, April 15, Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29.
BRING A FRIEND or SIBLING and RECEIVE a $50 CREDIT, BUT BOTH MUST BE IN THE U5-7 PROGRAM
MONDAY 4:00-5:15pm @ Frederick Douglass Field, 101 St / Amsterdam Avenue, NY 10025.
WEDNESDAY 4:00-5:15pm @ Frederick Douglass Field, 101 St / Amsterdam Avenue, NY 10025.
FRIDAY 4:00-5:15pm @ Marx Bros. Field, 96th Street and Second Avenue.
SATURDAY 12:30-1:45 @ Randalls Island Field #83 (on other side of 103rd St. footbridge).
SPRING PROGRAM OPTIONS
Choose any three days per week - $495
Choose any two days per week - $425
Choose one day per week - $300
Please fill out this scheduling form to choose the day(s) of the week you want your child to practice. For the spring schedule, see the times, locations and days below.
You MUST submit both signed MEDICAL WAIVER FORMS (links below) by scan-and-email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAKE-UP POLICY - If we cancel a session because of weather or a facility gym/ Field pull, please contact the director (Jason Weisberg) 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)
Cleats or soccer turf shoes preferred
MSC training shirts (available at Upper 90)
Red soccer socks
For questions about the program or registration, please contact Coach Jason Weisberg
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; Director of U5-U7 Development Program
Jason Weisberg is currently the Women's Assistant Coach at Division I Fairleigh Dickinson University, has coached with the Manhattan College and Dominican College men’s program's, and was an assistant women's coach at Iona from 2007-2010. He is a former Director of Coaching at Middlepath FC and ECNL coach at Alberston SC. Jason is a Region 1 Olympic Development (ODP) Staff coach, and has been a State ODP head coach since 2002 as well as a scout for U.S. Soccer Training centers. in 2015 his '98 ENY North team qualified as one of the final four teams for a birth at ODP Nationals in Arizona. He has a masters degree in counseling Psychology. Jason played his Collegiate soccer at Stony Brook University and holds a USSF "A" license, USSF Youth license and an NSCAA Premier Diploma.