FUTURE STARS

Boys and Girls Ages 5 and 6

Silver Lake Soccer Club is excited to continue our Future Stars program partnered with UK Elite coaches this Fall. Combining the professional trainers of UK Elite with volunteer coach led scrimmages, our Future Stars program is a great starting point for all kids, ages 5 and 6.

The Future Stars program is an eight-week session held on Saturdays only, beginning the first weekend following Labor Day and running through the end of October. Depending on the number of teams participating, sessions typically start as early as 9:00 am to as late as 3:00 pm on a rotating schedule and run for approximately one hour. Generally, all sessions are held at the same facility throughout the program season.

Each Saturday, teams of up to six players will have 30 minutes of technical shills instruction on the field by a UK Elite trainer. They will use the UK Elite curricula, philosophy and methodologies to develop the players' soccer skills while having a fantastic time. The curriculum for the season will include ball mastery, dribbling, passing, possession and shielding, shooting and defending.

After the 30-minute technical session, each team will play a 30-minute, 3 vs. 3 scrimmage/game against another Silver Lake Soccer Club Future Stars team led by their volunteer coach. This part of the session provides an opportunity for the players to put into practice the skills they were just working on with the UK Elite trainers. The volunteer coaches manage substitutes and help officiate the match focusing mostly on ball in and out of play.

Teams are gender specific and randomly formed by the club based on requested preferred teammates, schools attended, home address location and other criteria. Teams are managed and led mostly by volunteers from each team's parent pool.

Volunteer coaches who are interested in developing their own coaching skills have the opportunity to learn and see the drills at work during the skills sessions run by the UK Elite trainers. In addition, coaches have the opportunity to attend age-specific coaching clinics offered by the club. While not every volunteer coach for the Future Stars program will continue to coach into the recreational program when players become older, we hope that enough of these Future Stars volunteer coaches will enjoy their experience in this program and continue to lead their team into the next season.

All UK Elite trainers, parent volunteers and coaches will have completed nationwide background checks. All players will receive a team t-shirt.

2018 Future Stars Schedule

Equipment needed to play soccer with SLSC:

- Soccer Shoes or Tennis Shoes
- Shin Guards (REQUIRED)
- Soccer Ball (Preferably Size 3 - Marked with name)
- Water Bottle