Academy U15 – U19 (ages 14-18)

Developmental Academy 

GIFC Academy is designed to develop the technical, physical, mental and emotional growth of young players. At this age and level, our coaching staff will place an emphasis on individual improvement within a team structure, college/pro preparation, methods on how to read the game and develop the player to understand positions and roles in the game while playing out of the back. This is a 6 month program that we offer in the Spring.

 

The main focus of our Academy is to provide a competitive and challenging environment that will develop the player's technical and tactical skills, strength, speed, understanding roles and most of all prepare them for college/pro.

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Training

 3 training sessions per week, 75 minute training
Training sessions will focus on 

  • Technical Priority- Overall Individual Ball Mastery (Dribbling, Passing, Receiving, and Shooting), Develop Skills (Coordination & Movement)​

  • Tactical PriorityIndividual Skill Development and Team Development, Individual Confidence Building (1v1) Attacker/Defender, Combination Play

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Games

 Most of our games will be played on Saturday mornings, at a variety of locations up to one hour drive away

  • Parents are responsible to get players to the game on time.

  • Players should be ready to warm up 30 mins before each game.

Playing Time Expectations:

  • Playing time is developmentally appropriate; players will play 40% of games 

  • More than 40% is earned.

 

Game play Methods:

  • ​11v11 (including GK)

  • Build-out-line to promote playing from the back and working through the thirds; each player will receive more touches and more chances for decision making.