FALL AND WINTER TRAINING (ALL TRAINING will take place at Country Day School Dome)
Ball Mastery (Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm)
FALL Program Duration: November 4th - January 29th
WINTER Program Duration: February 3rd - April 20th
(No training on December 23, 2019; December 25, 2019; December 30, 2019; January 1, 2020; March 16, 2020; March 18, 2020)
Lionel Messi, Christine Sinclair, and Cristiano Ronaldo all have one thing in common; their ability to manipulate the ball! The King United Soccer Club will be offering additional technical training sessions for U7-U12 players wishing to improve their technical ability on the ball.
Activities will be designed to increase a player's confidence, technical foundation, and comfort level when in control of the ball. Players will be exposed to various techniques in order to increase their ball manipulation skills. Players will see improvement in the following areas with both feet:
- Dribbling- using every part of the foot (Inside, Outside, Sole)
- Physical Literacy- Agility, Balance, and Coordination (With the ball)
- Ball Control- 1st Touch
- Juggling- Ball control
Players will also have the opportunity to apply these new skills in opposed situations in order to enhance their decision-making ability when playing.
The program will be delivered by technical staff coach, Michael Valenti, in conjunction with the clubs philosophy of player development. Michael currently holds a CSA National C license and is trained for his National B Part 1. As a player, Michael attended Wilmington University (NCAA D2) and competed in League 1 Ontario.
COST: $150.00 (1 session per week) or $230.00 (2 sessions per week) REGISTER HERE
Finishing Clinic (TUESDAYS 6:00-7:00 pm )
Fall Program Duration: November 5th - January 28th
Winter Program Duration: February 4th - April 21st
(No training on December 24, 2019; December 31, 2019; March 17, 2020)
Every player dreams about scoring that highlight-reel goal, and will now have an opportunity to increase their ability to do so. The finishing clinic is designed for any player wishing to convert more opportunities into goals. Striking the ball is a skill that comes with many different techniques, and it is important to understand when, why, and how we use these techniques in a game scenario. Players who register for the finishing clinic will improve in the following areas with both feet:
- Long Distance Striking- Proper Technique
- Close Range Finishing- Side Foot (Accuracy before power!)
- Curling the ball
- Special Techniques- Volleys, Half Volleys, Heading, Freekicks
Activities will be designed for player repetition in an opposed and unopposed environment.
The clinic will be delivered by the clubs' Development Program Coordinator, Johnny Borsellino.
COST: $150.00 REGISTER HERE
ABC Clinic (Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm)
Fall Program Duration: November 7th - January 30th
Winter Program Duration: February 6th - April 23rd
(No training on December 26, 2019; January 2, 2020; and March 19, 2020)
In the modern game, the physical component has become increasingly demanding. Agility, balance and coordination are essential for top soccer players. The King United Soccer Club will be offering additional sessions for U13-U18 competitive players wishing to improve their physical attributes as well as fine-tune their ball mastery skills. Players who register for this clinic will improve on the following areas with and without the ball:
Activities will be designed based on age and physical maturity.
The clinic will be delivered by the clubs' Development Program Coordinator, Johnny Borsellino, with assistance from technical club staff.
COST: $150.00 REGISTER HERE
JR Goalkeepers (U12 and younger) Tuesday 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
SR Goalkeepers (U13 and older) Tuesday 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Program Duration: November 5th - April 21st
(No training on December 24, 2019; December 31st, 2019; March 17, 2020)
One of the most demanding positions in the game; goalkeepers require technical skill, focus, strength, athleticism, and determination in order to succeed at a high level. Not only do they need specific GK skills, but ball mastery skills to support the backline comfortably. For all King United Soccer Club goalkeepers, the club will continue to offer goalkeeper specific training to improve the individual tasks goalkeepers face in a game scenario. All goalkeepers will improve in the following areas:
- Technical Components
- Strength Building
- Tactical Awareness
- GK Mindset
The program will be delivered by our GK Coach Riccardo Greco and the Extreme Goalkeepers Staff. Riccardo holds an NSCAA Advanced National Certification and Ontario Soccer Goalkeeper Certificate. He has helped at least 35 goalkeepers get scholarships to American & Canadian Universities. Coach Riccardo has been training goalkeeper's for 15 years and in that time has created male & female professional and international gk's who are playing in today's game here in Canada and in Europe.
All goalkeepers are required to join this program in proper uniform, and adhere and follow the GK code of conduct.
COST: $300.00 REGISTER HERE
U7-U8 Pre-Competitive (KCA) SATURDAYS 10:30-11:30 am
FUTSAL TUESDAYS 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Our Lady of Annunciation (CLICK HERE for MAP)
FUTSAL Program: November 4th - April 21st
For all players looking to join this development program, and start their journey with the King United Soccer Club competitive stream. This program is open to all U7/U8 players and takes place twice per week, Saturday mornings from 10.30 to 11.30am and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7pm. Players will be eligible to participate in festivals throughout the winter season. Players registering for this program are expected to meet a higher commitment to development.
Futsal is the official FIFA and UEFA version of indoor 5 a side soccer and indeed the only internationally recognized small-sided game. There are proven benefits to playing Futsal for the technical skill development of young players, with particular emphasis on the skills of passing, dribbling and close control. It is widely viewed as the ideal skill-building environment for producing technically excellent football players.
The KCA program will be led by Joe Macedo and assisted by technical club staff with the clubs philosophy of player development. Joe currently holds a National C license and originates from Portugal where he has seen the development of Portuguese youth players first hand.
The club’s technical staff coach, Bola Avolonto, will lead the Futsal Program. Bola joined the club this past year and has been working with various teams throughout the club. He has recently completed his community level certificates and is working towards completing all coaching education levels. Before being a dedicated coach, Bola spent time as a professional player with the French 1st division club RC Strousberg and Toronto FC Academy. As a former professional, Bola understands the importance of Futsal and what it means to develop technically proficient players while continuously fostering a love for the game.
COST: $510.00 REGISTER HERE