This Spring the Development Academy offers group classes on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons.
The Spring season begins Tuesday April 5 and ends Saturday, June 18. We will not have class on Saturday April 23 and Saturday May 28.
SPRING PROGRAM OPTIONS
We need to know which players will be attending on each day. PLEASE do NOT show up to a session without registering or selecting your schedule.
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.
Please fill out this scheduling form to choose the day(s) of the week you want your child to practice.
You MUST submit both signed MEDICAL WAIVER FORMS (links below) by scan-and-email or by mailing the forms to Rich Corvino, 201 West 70th Street, Apt. 6K, NY NY 10023. If you've already submitted medical forms for the FALL 2015 season, you do not have to submit them again.
MSC MEDICAL FORM - https://goo.gl/df4gF0
US CLUB MEDICAL FORM - https://goo.gl/NcoEiY
WHAT TO BRING
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.