"True player development focuses on the development of the player, not the development of the team! Up to U12 this should be the only criteria used in designing and running youth soccer programs"
Dr. Ron Quinn, leading contributor to US Youth Soccer Programming
Foxboro Youth Soccer wanted to share with you some of the reasons why we switched over from traditional practice sessions to the New Academy style training for the K - 2nd grade players. Foxboro Soccer has hired professional coaches with years of training experience to help administer an age appropriate curriculum as well as educate many of our current and new coaches the proper coaching techniques to develop young players. Yes, there have been a couple of bumps in the road at the beginning, like with any new system, but we know this program is what is best to develop both our young players as well as all of our coaches.
Why train academy style?:
1) More fun for the players
2) Long term player retention
3) Easier to administer a consistent technical training program
4) Assist new coaches to the program
Benefits of academy style training:
1) More playing time and touches on the ball for the players (key in player development)