Herndon holds several clinics over the seasonal year, serving both travel players seeking additional skill specific training in the fall and spring and recreational players seeking winter training with Herndon professional technical staff.
For travel players, the club offers the following:
- Performance Training : Stimulates and builds progressively the player's physical capacities with methodology according to their age and physical development. Sessions involve the development of balance, strength, coordination, quickness, speed, agility, cardiorespiratory endurance and flexibity and include ball work. The training environment allows players to further their athletic potential and help improve their confidence and performance on the soccer field. Clinics are led by HYS Coach Andres Miloc, who holds a degree in sports science and is a certified Youth Exercise Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
- Goalkeeper Training: Goalkeepers will develop their technical and tactical skills in an environment that pushes their physical capacities that the position demands. For U10-U12, goalkeepers will develop the basic fundamentals to understand the position, including fitness and footwordk, positioning, ball handling, diving technique, shot stopping, distribution, and an intro to set pieces. For U13-U15, goalkeepers will receive a more advanced form of training on the above fundamentals, and focus on crosses, distribution, communication, wall placement and positioning on set pieces. Clinics are led by HYS Coach Andres Contreras, who holds a GK Juvenile "C" License from FCF CONMEBOL.
For recreational players, the club offers:
- Winter Rec Clinics: Players develop technical skills and tactical knowledge in a nurturing environment that is fun, yet challenging. Sessions are designed to give players hundreds of individual touches on the ball to gain greater confidence and proficiency, and the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of when/how to apply the skills in small-sided games. Clinics are led by HYS professional staff and offered according to age group.