Young Dragons Academy
At these ages the main focus is on developing and training a broad repertoire of motor skills (not just soccer: Climbing, jumping, throwing, simple games with a variety of balls, etc.) This way they develop movement skills applicable to any sport. We as a soccer club have a special responsibility, because many children start to participate in soccer and then might go on to other organized sports.
By age seven we shift our main focus on developing coordination. This is the foundation for the development of soccer-specific technical/tactical elements (ability to play). At the same time, players learn the rudiments of basic techniques like shooting, dribbling and passing. This is achieved through lots of small group games and competitions to make sure the kids have fun playing soccer.
My First Soccer Ball
Do you remember your first day of school or your first car? Those are very memorable events. Most of us can recall specific things about both. Can you imagine the excitement your child feels the first day they step on the field for the Young Dragons Academy? That excitement is elevated when they are handed their first soccer ball. Some of them will embrace that ball like a family member, never leaving site of it. Get ready, Mom and Dad, they are going to want to take that ball everywhere!