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What is the Development Program?

The Maitland SC Development Program is the first or second step (if they previously took part in the Kick Start program) in the life of a young soccer player. Depending on the age and experience level of your player, the program can serve as either an introductory or intermediate stage of your player's development pathway.

For players who are younger or with less experience, the program's aim is for them to be introduced to the game of soccer by teaching the fundamental skills needed to succeed in the game through the use of fun, skill-based games.

For those who are older and/or have more experience, the program is designed to further develop their fundamental skills and understanding of the game as well as to challenge them a little more. While the overall aim of the program is for every player to learn and have lots of fun, the ultimate goal of the program is to develop as many players as possible to be ready to make the next step and join one of our competitive teams. 

The Development Program runs for 8 weeks, with each week featuring an hour long practice during the week as well as a game on Friday night. All practices are delivered by our staff of professional coaches, with the games being led by the volunteer coach of each team and overseen by the professional staff.

Over the 8 weeks, our professional coaching staff will deliver a progressive and age appropriate curriculum that is meticulously researched and planned to best improve your child's soccer skill and technique as well encourage a lifelong love of exercise and teamwork.






Important Dates

Friday, September 14th 2018 - Meet and Greet event - Lake Destiny

Monday, September 17th - First Week of Practice

Friday, September 21st - Game Week 1

Friday, September 29th - Game Week 2

Friday, October 5th - Game Week 3

Friday, October 12th - Game Week 4

Friday, October 19th - Game Week 5

Friday, October 26th - Game Week 6

Friday, November 2nd - Game Week 7

Friday, November 9th - Game Week 8


Game Schedules

Please see the link for all Maitland Soccer Development Games:
http://www.maitlandsoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=971780

All games will be held at Lake Destiny Soccer Complex (345 N. Lake Destiny Road, Maitland).


Program Prices

Fall only: $210 (Maitland resident) / $235 (non resident)

Fall and Spring: $395 (resident) / $420 (non resident)


Program Practice / Game Day

U5/6  Monday / Friday

U7  Monday / Friday

U8  Monday / Friday

U9/U10  Tuesday / Friday

U11/U12  Tuesday / Friday


What You Get


8 practice sessions with a professional coach, each 1 hour long and 8 games with a volunteer team coach. All players registered will receive two jerseys.


What You Need


Size 3 soccer ball (U5 - U7) or size 4 soccer ball (U8 - U12). Black shorts, black socks, shin guards, soccer cleats, and water.


Team Assignments

For all age groups, players will be placed into teams on a random basis unless players specifically state during the registration process they belong to a team signing up together. Please note, in order for full teams to be correctly placed together, each player must accurately state the name of the parent coach/coordinator or leader of the group as requested during the registration process. If this is not completed accurately and by the time the club organizes the teams, we cannot guarantee the team will be able to play together.

When placing players into teams on a random basis, the club will attempt to have an equal balance across all teams in terms of gender, experience and ability levels. Please contact us at [email protected] or (321) 251-4920.



Practice Location

Lake Destiny Soccer Complex (345 N. Lake Destiny Road, Maitland).


Game Location

All games will take place at Lake Destiny Soccer Complex (345 N. Lake Destiny Road, Maitland). 




Game Format

All games will be led by each team's volunteer coach with the support of our professional coaches. Each player will play a minimum of half the game and this will be divided up throughout the game.

U5 to U6: Will play 3v3 without a goalkeeper and kick in restarts. This allows the player to play a game at high intensity, also allows a lot of time with the ball and more repetitions of skills that they have been working on, i.e. passing, dribbling, shooting, ball control.

U7 to U8: Will play 4v4 without a goalkeeper and kick in restarts. This allows the player to play a game at high intensity, also allows a lot of time with the ball and more repetitions of skills that they have been working on, i.e. passing, dribbling, shooting, ball control.

U9 to U12: Teams will play 5v5, 7v7 or 9v9 (depending on team sizes once registration has closed) with a goalkeeper and throw-ins. The fields will be larger and will give players more time on the ball, this allows the player to work on the fundamentals of a real soccer game within a fun environment. 

All games will have one or two volunteer referees on the field at all time to make sure of a safe and fun environment. Referees will understand all and regulations for each age group before starting games and are instructed to let the game flow as much as possible.


Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in being involved with our Development Program as a volunteer team coach or referee please contact Development Program Director Kevin Aylett via [email protected] or (321) 251-4920.


What's Next After Rec?

Maitland Soccer Club continues to support player development following the conclusion of the recreational soccer programs. The club offers a pathway to success through our Premier teams and beyond.

Please see below for the complete MSC Player Pathway:





   

Friday, March 2nd 2018 - Meet and Greet event

Friday, September 22nd - Game Week 1

Friday, September 29th - Ga

Friday, March 2nd 2018 - Meet and Greet event

Friday, September 22nd - Game Week 1

Friday, September 29th - Ga

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