What is the Developmental Program?
The Maitland SC Developmental 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 Developmental Program runs for 8 weeks, with each week featuring an hour long practice on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night as well as a game on Friday night. All practices are delivered by our staff of full time 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.
Registration Closes: February 26th
Meet and Greet: March 3rd
First week of practice: March 6th
Spring Break (no Practice or games): March 20th - March 24th
Last week of practice: May 1st
Price: $175 for Maitland residents, $195 for non-residents
What You Get
8 practice sessions with a professional coach, each 1 hour long and 8 games with a volunteer team coach. Each child will receive two game jerseys – please note this only applies to players who did not play in the fall and have signed up this for this spring season.
What You Need
Black shorts, black socks, shin guards, soccer cleats, and water.
We will provide you with two game jerseys for games on Friday nights. Once our schedule is release you will be able to plan ahead and know what jersey you will be wearing for your game.
Players will be placed into a team based on selected practice slot and/or taking into consideration their coach and/or teammate preference. Teams will be announced by Friday February 24th via email. If you do not receive your team placement by the end of this day, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (407) 965-6600.
Practices will be determined by age group and team and will take place at the following locations:
MLK Jr Park (255 S. Denning Dr, Winter Park)
Lake Destiny Soccer Complex (354 N. Lake Destiny Road, Maitland)
The Quad (1950 Mohican Trail, Maitland)
All games will take place at Lake Destiny Soccer Complex (354 N. Lake Destiny Road, Maitland).
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 U9: 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.
U10 to U12: Teams will play 5v5 or 7v7 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.
If you are interested in being involved with our Developmental Program as a volunteer team coach or referee please contact Developmental Program Director Evan Power via email@example.com or (407) 965-6600.
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 Competitive and Premier teams and beyond.
Please see below for the complete MSC Player Pathway: