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Academy

MSC is kicking off the spring season with a FUN intraclub indoor soccer tournament. This is going to be the first Club fundraiser of 2022. We want to create a fun atmosphere and give the game to the players. The tournament will kick off around 8am and will end around 1pm based on the results of each team.

REGISTRATION FOR ACADEMY SPRING 2022 SEASON IS NOW OPEN 



ACADEMY PROGRAM COST

  • 9U (2013) - Players - $300 per season
  • 10U (2012) -Players - $425 per season
  • Uniforms are an additional $45 – Nike Recreational kit
  • All Academy includes: 1 Black and 1 Blue jersey
  • Any black shorts and black socks can be purchased separately.
  • A separate, additional tournament fee $20-$30 is also collected by team managers during the season if needed for tournament/coaches travel.
  • Financial aid and payment plan are available.

ACADEMY OVERVIEW

The MSC Academy program provides a bridge between Recreational and Competitive Soccer with a specific, age-appropriate curriculum that is specially structured to provide a safe and fun soccer environment for kids to make optimal developmental gains as soccer players.  

The MSC Academy program is designed as the next level for 9U and 1OU players who are ready to progress from recreational soccer to a more structured training and playing program. The Academy is a center of training excellence where players are instructed twice weekly by certified staff members.
This program is a great introduction to competitive soccer and one which developmentally will give players the tools they need to advance to U11 competitive soccer.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • To improve players technical skills (Dribbling, Passing-receiving, 1v1, Shooting/Finishing). 
  •  The players should be playing a minimum of 50% in all games but highly encourage more. 
  • Players will learn to play multiple positions 
  •  Create a healthy, learning environment.
  • To create smarter soccer players (THINKERS) - decision-making depending on game situations (on/off the ball) 
  •  Foster of love for the game.

COACHING PHILOSOPHY

Coaches are the role models for the players in soccer and as a person in an accepted position of authority, they have the largest impact. They can help the players “be the best they can be!” The interaction between the coach and player during practice and games is fundamental to the coaching process. 

Coaches will use a mixture of guidance, teaching, questioning and demonstrating to effectively communicate an inspire players to develop the understanding of the game.

• It is extremely important that coaches are able to put winning in perspective. 

• Coaches should encourage the players to be respectful of the game, the officials, and opponents. Losing needs to be viewed as an opportunity to learn for everyone.

PRACTICE

MSC academy players are in what we call our “Learn to Train” phase.

Practice will take place twice a week 5:30-7pm on the Orange Complex with our certified staff coaches, each session being 90 minutes long.

MSC TRAINING CURRICULUM

MSC Academy players are pooled/team trained and developed using an age appropriate curriculum specifically designed and constantly improving by MSC coaching staff. The Academy utilizes certified coaches and training to help our soccer players develop in a fun and safe environment, with additional emphasis on player development for competitive soccer in a play practice play format.

MSC curriculum Technical Fundamentals focuses are:

  • Individual skills development-Me and My ball close 1st touch and dribbling.
  • Passing- connecting the lines, when to pass when to dribble.
  • Shooting/ finishing- when and how to score goals.
  • Defending-1v1defending-Intro to Principles of defending.

PLAYER TRAINING EXPECTATIONS

SCHEDULE

Academy game begins last weekend in January. Schedules will be posted by the team’s managers on playmetrics. The last week of game in the spring season will be April 3rd. All Teams will play in:

  • LSAP Approved Jamborees
  • MSC Festival
  • Friendlies
  • In House small sided Games
Glenn "Benji" Benjamin

Glenn "Benji" Benjamin

Academy Coaching Director