Spring 2021 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! - FOR PLAYERS BORN IN 2013, 2014, 2015
ABOUT MSC futures
The MSC Futures Program is a coed training-and-play program spearheaded by our director, Carlos Moreira, that will be geared towards developing the skills of our youngest players (born in 2013, 2014, 2015) so that we can properly place them in the right situation as we move them through to the travel team program for Fall 2021.
Our coaching team will develop the players' technical skills, boost their confidence, and foster a passion for soccer in a fun atmosphere.
Players will have ample segments of match time at practice sessions so that they can put their skills to the test. They will also play in spot matches that an MSC coach on the weekend will organize.
Players in the program will be offered travel team spots for the fall and can choose to reserve their slot early as they will be given priority for acceptance due to their participation in our spring program.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A SESSION:
All of our sessions are designed around ball mastery. Ball Mastery or technical skill is a player's ability to control the ball quickly and close to their foot. All sessions are oriented around maximizing each player's foot contact with the ball. In each session, they will learn something new or go over something they have already learned to refine their technique. Our coaches aim to get players to love manipulating the ball with their feet while playing fun games. While the children are playing these games, they are steadily developing key attributes they will need if they choose to play competitive soccer. The more a player touches the ball, the better they will be when in possession of the ball.
This program is an introductory period for children, which is why we are committed to creating a nurturing atmosphere for our youngest players. A positive, distraction-free environment is key to developing player's confidence and willingness to take chances without fear of failure. Confidence is another key foundation for young players. When they master possession of the ball their confidence will grow. This age group is not only about player development but also social development as they are learning how to become teammates while playing a sport they enjoy. Players are expected to learn at their own pace and capacity. We just want them to have FUN while playing soccer.
One 90-minute training session on Fridays at Marx Field (96th and Second Ave) from 3:30-5:00 pm
One 90-minute match-play session on Sundays at Randall's Island. Times may vary from week to week.
About The Director
Carlos Moreira is our U5-U8 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.”