ELK GROVE UNITED YOUTH ACADEMY

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  • Key Objectives: Build on prior athletic development, gain confidence in performing a wide variety of skills (using the left and right sides of the body) under pressure, expose players to different tactical roles, prepare players to succeed at the Competitive Program level, and inspire players to love and grow in the game.

 

  • Methodology:  Players are organized in ability-based groups led by professional staff coaches for all practices. Practices focus on skill mastery by using repetition to maximize ball contacts for each player and introduce small-sided tactical concepts. 7v7 games require players to work in units of 2s and 3s to solve a full range of tactical challenges using the skills rehearsed in training.

The Elk Grove United Soccer Club Academy program is designed to build strong basic fundamental skills in our younger soccer players.  The Academy isn’t just a program. It’s an important stepping stone to build a love for the game of soccer. Our goal is to offer players an opportunity to have a positive soccer experience while developing the proper fundamental skills.

 

Academy Curriculum:

The EGUSC technical curriculum starts at the young age of 3 years old. This is a proven program that has produced many successful players, and we feel very privileged to bring this philosophy to our players. EGUSC coaching staff will be focusing on the following  curriculum:

  • Ball Manipulation

  • Spatial Awareness

  • 1v1 Situations

  • SAQ

  • Shooting Technique