MANHASSET SOCCER CLUB
LITTLE CHIEFS PROGRAM
U5 & U6
The objective at the foundational level is to provide a safe, fun environment for players to begin to grow a love for the game. All learning takes place within conditions and rules of each session, which allows the coach to focus on fun and enjoyment while slowly introducing coaching points as the sessions develop.
The sessions focus heavily on developing the essential technical, physical and psycho- social skills within the game of soccer, while also introducing simple tactical concepts. Technically, players are introduced to fundamental skills needed to play the game; dribbling, running with the ball, passing/ receiving and shooting/ finishing.
From a physical aspect, the sessions also have a heavy focus on developing players’ physical literacy, in other words their ABC’s- agility, balance and coordination, which are all vital to athletic development later on in life. From a mental perspective, the curriculum focuses on building confidence, creating an environment of competition while simultaneously introducing young people to holistic social skills.
Program: Weekend – 60-minute sessions on Sunday
Program Fee: $300.00 each season
Age Groups: U5 U6
Fall Season: September to mid November (8 -10 sessions based on school calendar) at local outdoor fields
Winter Session: January to March with limited registration for indoor space at Manhasset Secondary School or at a local gym (6-8 sessions depending on gym availability)
Spring Season: Late March/Early April to mid June (8 -10 sessions based on school calendar) at local outdoor fields
Late Fees: apply by registration deadline
Gear: Soccer ball and shin-guards are REQUIRED, soccer cleats HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED