The fee for 2013
Starting this year, as part of their registration, our Microsoccer players will receive a full uniform or "kit," including a jersey, shorts,
socks and a #3 ball. This is an upgrade from years past when players received only a T-shirt.
Start Date - End
Microsoccer begins in September, after Labor Day, and runs for 8 weeks.
Microsoccer takes places at Homestead Field.
Clinic Times Per Age Group - Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to meet with team and coach.
Each gender and age will have their own session on Saturdays. The specific times are being finalized and will be posted
What To Wear
Each player will receive a Microsoccer uniform or "kit." In addition to the Microsoccer kit, players need to have shin guards and cleats or tennis shoes. All players should dress
according to the weather.
What To Bring To Each Clinic
Each player needs to bring the size #3 soccer ball they will receive as part of their registration. Also each player should be bringing a water bottle. It is important to label your
soccer ball and water bottle so as not to get confused with other players.
Microsoccer Program Recap
The goal of Micro Soccer is to introduce kids (and their parents) to soccer in a fun, safe environment.
Age appropriate skills and activities with a greater awareness of age-group characteristics: Constant motion
(less waiting in lines!); allowing for more time for each player with the soccer ball; More fun,
using games to make the training programs more fun to foster a love for the game.
We worked with an A licensed soccer coach, (the highest national coaching rating) who has also worked with other neighboring programs, to design the Mercer Island Micro program.
The approach we will be taking each week is to focus on coordination during warm up's and then progressing week to week through skill
development including dribbling, ball control, individual / small group game understanding, passing, turning and finally shooting. We will finish each weekly session with small
sided scrimmages / games. We WILL be having formal teams as we have done in the past and are recruiting coaches to manage the teams. Coaches don't have to have past soccer
experience as the trainers will be showing the coaches what they need to do with their teams each week. Coaches need to have enthusiasm and a willingness to be at practice each
session. They also need to be able to coordinate a snack schedule amongst their team families.
To learn more about the program check out this link to WYSA http://www.wsysa.com/TechnicalZone/PlayerDevelopment/AgeAppropriateTraining/tabid/1516/language/en-US/Default.aspx <http://www.wsysa.com/TechnicalZone/PlayerDevelopment/AgeAppropriateTraining/tabid/1516/language/en-US/Default.aspx> and feel free to email us with any questions.