1st Grade Saturday Sessions
The 1st grade program is fully focused on providing the skill foundation for a player's long term development. Every Saturday session runs for 75 minutes and is broken into two parts: skill training and small sided games.
The first half of each session will be devoted to skill training with a very heavy focus on foot-skills (dribbling). The skills sessions will be conducted by professional coaches contracted by NYS. The skills training will follow a defined curriculum that builds on itself each week.
The second half of each session will be devoted to small sided games run by your child's team and an opposing team's coach. The small sided games are designed to promote involvement, many touches on the ball and application of the skills learned in the previous skills session.