Winter 2022 Information

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The Pre-Travel Academy program continues training for the winter season!  Current Pre-Travel Academy players are encouraged to continue their development over the winter, and new players are invited to enter the program. The 8-week program is held OUTDOORS January-February for U7/U8 boys and girls (2014- 2016 birth years) for fall PTA players and All-Star players. The training introduces players to the travel level by emphasizing individual ball mastery and basic small-sided game tactics. This pool of players will more than likely transition to Travel soccer next year.

TRAINING SCHEDULE:

  • Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm @ Bready Park Turf Field
    January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

    (Make-Up dates reserved: March 2, 9)
    Sessions are held outdoors

COST:

  • $175
    Financial aid available for qualified proof during registration

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Wear Pre-Travel Academy jersey (new players will receive one), shin guards, cleats, size 3 ball and water.
  • Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather, and include layers, hats, gloves, etc. to stay warm.

WHAT IS THE PRE-TRAVEL ACADEMY?

The Herndon Pre-Travel Academy is specially designed for U7 and U8 players who are more serious about soccer, excel on their teams and need a more competitive and challenging environment to develop as young athletes. The Pre-Travel Academy is designed to provide a competitive atmosphere while furnishing the players with positive experiences to nurture their self-esteem, confidence, and passion for the game.

Professional trainers will apply age-appropriate training curriculum focused primarily on foot skills, and the introduction of basic soccer concepts in order to offer highest development program for U8s and U7s.

ACADEMY GOALS:

  • To improve players Technical Skills (Dribbling, 1v1, Passing-Receiving, and Finishing)
  • To make smarter soccer players (THINKERS) by working on their perception and decision-making depending on game situations (on/off the ball)
  • To improve motor skills and sport-specific fitness (coordination, balance, and agility)
  • To develop passion and love for the sport of soccer
  • To prepare players for the transition to travel soccer at U9