CGA Academy SC
Boys/Girls Born in 2006 and 2007
August 15, 2017 – June 15, 2018
U12 (2006) – U11 (2007)
Our focus is to provide the absolute best training environment for players. Individual technique in combination with small group tactics becomes increasingly important. Team concepts are further developed. Players participate in a combination of in-house, city leagues, regional leagues and tournaments. Game format is 9v9. Individual and team performance are important.
August – October
- Local & regional league.
- September 2-3, 2017 – Bozeman tournament.
- September 23-24, 2017 – Jackson Hole tournament.
- October 7-8, 2017 – Boise tournament.
November – February
- Indoor league and training in Idaho Falls and Pocatello
March – June
- Local & regional league.
- May 11-13, 2018 – Pocatello tournament.
- May 18-20, 2018 – Directors Cup Boise.
- June, 2018 – Rexburg tournament.
*Above schedule is still tentative. Final schedules will be posted by July 15th.
Cost for the year:
- Initial registration is $250 (once per year) and includes: administration and coaching.
Uniform $180 and includes: 2 shirts, 2 shorts, 2 socks, warm up top, warm up bottom and printing. No purchase necessary if you already have the full kit. If you have a partial kit you will only need to pay for what you need.
August 2017 – May 2018
Monthly payment is dependent on final schedule and participation in the winter indoor program. $100 includes coaching, Idaho Youth Soccer registration/secondary insurance, the entry fees to 6 tournaments. coach travel, outdoor facility fees, indoor facility fees, outdoor league registration, indoor league registration and referees.
Registration for the 2017-2018 soccer year will open June 19th, 2017. For registration help please contact Mary Kramer 208-709-5044.
Components of the game:
- Technique – moving throw-in, master the qualities of a bouncing spinning ball. Experiment with the qualities of a flighted ball, feint with the ball, receiving bouncing and air balls with the thigh and chest, first touch receiving, heading to score goals and for clearances while standing or jumping, outside of foot passing, receiving with either foot, short passing with both feet, bending shots, crossing to near post space and penalty spot space and heel and flick passing. Introduce half volley and volley shooting, chipping to pass and slide tackle. For goalkeepers: W grip, footwork, underarm bowling, side-arm throwing to targets, taking own goal kicks, side-winder kick, low and forward diving and angle and near post play. Introduce deflecting and boxing.
- Tactics: 2v1 defending, 2v2 attacking and defending, roles of 2nd attacker and defender, man-to-man defense, combination passing, playing on and around the ball as a group with purpose, verbal and visual communication for all positions, halftime analysis, general work on all restarts, wall pass at a variety of angles, passing combinations on the move and rotation of all players through the team – everyone plays in each position. Reinforce the principles of defense. For goalkeepers: positional play, basic angle play (ebb and flow) – into and down the line of the flight of the ball, commanding the goalmouth for the goalkeeper and positioning during a penalty kick and communication
- Psychology: Keep it fun and enjoyable to foster a desire to play, self-motivation. Focus on teamwork, confidence, desire, mental skills, handling distress, how to learn from each match, fair play, parental involvement and emotional management (discipline).
- Fitness: Fitness work continues to be done with the ball. Strength can be improved with body resistance and aerobic exercises. Also focus on agility at speed (sharp turns), acceleration, deceleration, reaction speed, range of motion exercises, proper warm-up and cool-down (include static stretching in the cool- down) are highly recommended now.