Excel Bridge to Academy
Age: U7-U8 Price: $185 per season (+Uniform = $25)
Fall 2015 Open Session:
April 28, 2015
6:00p.m. - 7:15p.m.
What is the Excel Bridge to Academy?
The Excel Bridge to Academy bridges the gap between Griffin Youth Recreational Soccer and Excel Futbol Academy. The Excel Bridge to Academy replaces recreational participation. They will train twice a week with the Excel Staff, plus have the chance to attend extra technical sessions. All games will be within the Excel Bridge Structure.
Who can participate?
Fall 2015/16 Birthdate range:
U8: 8/1/07 (8/1/07 - 7/31/08)
U7: 8/1/08 (8/1/08 - 7/31/09)
When does the season start?
Fall Training Begins – 2nd week of August
Fall Game-Day Begins – September 12
Excel Bridge to Academy training would consist of what aspects?
The program will emphasize individual skills and small group play, which are essential for good personal and team performance. Technical and tactical foundations of the game will be taught and tested in more competitive game situations. Training topics will focus on dribbling, receiving, passing, ball striking, and principles of attacking and defending, as well as a continued effort to expand each players own coordination, balance, body movement and confidence.
What are Game-days like?
Games played in-house will consist of 3v3-6v6 format. The game is another aspect of training. Every couple of weeks the game itself will change. The game changes will allow the development of the player’s technical ability, spatial awareness, and problem solving skills. Out-of-house Games will be played against other local clubs and teams. Competition is natural within passionate and serious players. All the games will emphasis development and effort. We adjust the game day environment to fit the development of the players in the program.
Tentative Fall 2015 Game-Day Schedule
Date Game Format Location
September 12 U8 Rec Rules Tyus Park
September 19 U8 Rec Rules Tyus Park
September 26 U8 Rec Rules Tyus Park
October 3 4 Goals Tyus Park
October 10 4 Goals Tyus Park
October 17 3v3/ 4v4 tour. Tyus Park
October 24 Fall Break
October 31 Out-of-house Columbus Redstar (Away)
November 7 Out-of-house Tyus Park
More game – day opportunities are available due to performance and participation. U9 Academy Games, tournaments, scrimmages, etc……
Player/ Parent Expectations
Player commitment will rely on the parent’s commitment. A player cannot improve if they do not make training sessions. Lack of training sessions will result in a player not being able to play games. Players will be given responsibility for their actions and their soccer. That includes being prepared for games and training with proper equipment and gear. The Excel Bridge program creates an environment to allow the child to grow as much as possible at the child’s own speed.
At practice, parents can observe the training sessions, but we detach the child from the parents so that they can learn and solve problems on their own. Game-days we want to hear encouraging cheers for the kids play on the field. What we do not tolerate is the “Joystick Coach”. Our trainers do not coach that way and we request that you do not do that to any of the players.
Please, enjoy watching your child grow up. You don’t get to see them learn and grow in a classroom. In a way now, you get that opportunity if you allow it.
Excel Bridge to Academy Staff
Adam Greene Director of Coaching firstname.lastname@example.org 706-975-1671
Annette White Excel Bridge Manager email@example.com
Our staff is a professional and licensed group of soccer experienced coaches.