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FALL FUTURE STARS

Boys and Girls Ages 5 and 6


Silver Lake Soccer Club is excited to continue our Future Stars program this Fall. Historically, this program was partnered with UK Elite who provided professional coaches to teach skills to these players.  Unfortunately, that relationship was not able to be renewed following the Covid break.  We are still hoping to partner with other potential local organizations including Washington Rush Premier Soccer, but we are still negotiating.  Combining the professional trainers with volunteer coach led scrimmages, our Future Stars program is a great starting point for all kids, ages 5 and 6.



SESSION SUMMARY

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 skills instruction on the field by a professional trainer. They will use tried and true practices and philosophy 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 trainers. The volunteer coaches manage substitutes and help officiate the match focusing mostly on restarting after the ball goes out of play.



TEAM FORMATION

Teams are gender specific and randomly formed by the club based on requested preferred teammates, schools attended, home address location and other criteria.

VOLUNTEER COACHES


Teams are managed and led mostly by volunteers from the participants' 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. 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.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

All players will receive a team t-shirt with registration
Soccer Shoes or Tennis Shoes
Shin Guards (REQUIRED)
Soccer Ball (Preferably Size 3 - Marked with name)
Water Bottle

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