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U5-U7 Development Academy

WINTER 2016-17 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

FOR PLAYERS BORN, 2010, 2011, 2012.

This Winter the Development Academy offers group classes every day of the week except Sunday.  Weekday afternoons, and late mornings on Saturdays, all in convenient locations on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The Winter season begins Monday, November 28 and ends Saturday, March 11.  We will not have class from December 17 - January 2 (holiday break), or January 16 (MLK day), February 20 (Presidents Day), and March 4 (club tournament weekend)

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

  • Choose any three days per week - $495 
  • Choose any two days per week - $425
  • Choose one day per week - $300

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.

If you were not enrolled in the Fall U5-7 program, then you MUST submit both signed MEDICAL WAIVER FORMS (links below) by scan-and-email to mscforms@manhattansc.org. These are required before your child can begin class.

MSC MEDICAL FORM - https://goo.gl/3aDmey

US CLUB MEDICAL FORM - https://goo.gl/NcoEiY

 

SCHEDULE

Weekdays: 

  • MONDAY  through FRIDAY 5:00-6:00pm @ Ethical Culture School (Central Park West and 64th St in Manhattan).
  • SATURDAY  11:30-12:45pm  @  Martin Luther King HS (Amsterdam Avenue, between 65th and 66th Streets).

 

  • 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 AND OTHER PREDETERMINED OFF DAYS 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)
  • NO CLEATS OR TURF SHOES.  ONLY SNEAKERS.
  • MSC training shirts (available at Upper 90)
  • Black shorts
  • Red soccer socks
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

For questions about the program or registration, please contact Coach Jason Weisberg

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.”


DIRECTOR

JASON WEISBERG

Associate Director of Coaching; Director of U5-U7 Development Program
jweis12@manhattansc.org

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.