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U5-U7 Development Academy

WINTER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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

  • Choose any three days per week - $475 ($100 extra for the Sunday free play)
  • Choose any two days per week - $375 ($100 extra for the Sunday free play)
  • Choose one day per week - $275 ($100 extra for the Sunday free play)

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

SCHEDULE

Parents: It is essential that everyone select the day/s you plan to attend this winter on the link below.

As in the fall we need to know which players will be attending on each day. You need to do this even if you registered for the whole year in September. Please do NOT show up to a session without registering. Thank you.
 

Weekdays:  MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS ARE NOW CLOSED AT ETHICAL CULTURE

  • Upper West Side: Monday through Friday, 5:00-6:00pm. Ethical Culture School (64th & Central Park West)
     
    • Please note for drop-off: At Ethical Culture there is no room to be inside the gym and watch the session. We ask that you drop your child off and wait outside the gym or return by 6:00pm for pick up. 
  • We are currently not using the Upper East Side location. If you had previously registered for the east side location please contact Jason Weisberg.

Weekends:

  • Saturdays: 11am-12:30pm, Martin Luther King High School (66th St and Amsterdam Avenue)
  • Sundays: Supervised free-play BEGINS JAN 11,  2:00 - 3:00 pm, John Jay College (59th St and 10th Avenue)

Please fill out this scheduling form to choose the day(s) of the week you want your child to practice.
 

WHAT TO BRING

  • See below

For questions about the program or registration, please contact cooach Jason Weisberg: jweis12@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 KINGS or “Kicking Is Not Good Soccer.”

WHAT YOU NEED TO WEAR AND BRING TO INDOOR SESSIONS
 

  • Size 3 Futsal ball (less bouncy than a regular soccer ball - can be purchased at Upper 90); a futsal ball is especially important for indoor soccer
  • Indoor flat shoes, rubber-soled sneakers, or turf shoes. No cleats.
  • MSC training shirts (available at Upper 90)
  • Black shorts
  • Red soccer socks
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle


DIRECTOR

JASON WEISBERG

Associate Director of Coaching
jweis12@manhattansc.org
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.