Winter Academy

Program Description

Pre-Academy

Each session is 45 minutes long. Training sessions will be composed of fun games and scrimmages in order to maximize enjoyment, positive social interaction and self-confidence. The first 25-30 minutes of each session will teach and develop basic motor skills while introducing basic technical ball skills. Players will learn basic technical skills such as dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. A low ball to player ratio will be emphasized during training sessions in order to maximize touches on the ball and keep players engaged. The final 15-20 minutes will consist of mixed small sided scrimmages where we will aim to teach field boundaries and direction of play.

Academy

Each training is 1 hour long. The first 30-40 minutes of each session will consist of detailed technical training. An emphasis will be placed on players learning, in detail, how to correctly perform technical skills essential to becoming a complete player (turns, 1v1, receiving, passing, shooting, etc.). A low ball to player ratio will be emphasized during training sessions in order to maximize touches on the ball and keep players engaged. The final 20-30 minutes will consist of mixed small sided free play (3v3 or 4v4), where players will be encouraged to use the proper technique introduced that day.

Who

All Billings area players welcome.

• Pre-Academy: boys and girls with a birth year on or between 2013-2010 (U5-U8)

• Academy: boys and girls with a birth year on or between 2009-2004 (U9-U14)

• Advanced Academy: boys and girls with a birth year on or between 2003-1999 (U15-U19)

 

Session I

Pre-Academy Session I

• Dates: December 6, 13, 20 (Wednesdays)

• Time: 5-5:45PM

Academy Session I

• Dates: December 4, 11, 18 (Mondays)

• Times: Ages 9-11: 5-6PM, Ages 12-14: 6-7PM

Advanced Academy Session I

• Dates: December 6, 13, 20 (Wednesdays)

• Time: 6-7PM

Session II

Pre-Academy Session II

• Dates: January 11, 18, 25 (Thursdays)

• Time: 5-5:45PM

Academy Session II

• Dates: January 9, 16, 23 (Tuesdays)

• Times: Ages 9-11: 5-6PM, Ages 12-14: 6-7PM

Advanced Academy Session II

• Dates: January 11, 18, 25 (Thursdays)

• Time: 6-7PM

Registration

SESSION I SESSION II

Where

Billings Sports Plex

What to Bring

Soccer cleats, indoor turf cleats or tennis shoes, water bottle, PUMPED UP soccer-ball, shin guards

Cost

$45/player/session