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Winter 2017/18 Pre Travel Soccer Clinics and League

 Kindergarten and First Grade

 The Soccer for Life Pre Travel Program which includes the Kindergarten and First Grade age groups; are the developmental futures of the SFL Club.

Here starts the pathway to players that wish to eventually tryout for the SFL Club.

The Pre Travel Program was created to offer the youngest players in our club an age appropriate environment where they have the opportunity to learn and develop as a player.

The Soccer for Life Pre Travel Program provides Kindergarten and 1st Grade soccer players a chance to train and play in a true travel team practice setting.

Participants will be given the opportunity to develop foundational skill sets that will define their game for the rest of their soccer careers.

Players will learn the importance of skill work, fitness, teamwork, communication, and fair play.

Players will reach their maximum potential as individuals and teammates through coaching, competition, training, commitment, sportsmanship, hard work and dedication.

Soccer for Life is dedicated to not only developing quality soccer players but quality individuals.

SFL coaches will instill in the players the importance of hard work, commitment and goal setting while developing confidence, character and self-esteem along the way.

Kindergarten and First Grade players will have the option to train weekly, play in a weekend game or both.

SFL facilitates the K/1st Grade Pre Travel League on Sunday mornings to compliment the training during the week.

Players can only sign up as individuals and will randomly be placed on small sided teams of equal footing. 

Clinic Descriptions:

Kindergarten Program

Players will be put into structured practice settings resembling a professional training session they would experience on a travel soccer team. Sessions will focus on the development of individual ball and foot skills, moves, turns, communication words and rules of the game.  

First Grade Program

Players will build upon fundamental foundational skill sets through technical development. Trainers will conduct technical and tactical sessions including dribbling, passing, shooting, receiving, heading, communication, formations, defensive techniques, etc. 

K/1st Grade Sunday Morning League

The league is co-ed and open to all Kindergarten and First Graders. Players signing up will be strategically placed on teams of equal footing consisting of 6 to 7 players.

Small sided games will be played on Sunday mornings indoors at The Pingry Elementary School in Short Hills. The games will give players an opportunity to practice and apply what they learned during their weekly training session.

SFL will provide on the field coaching during the game for every player while facilitating and refereeing. The league will be constructed as non-competitive.

We do not keep scores or standings. The league is strictly developmental. 



Schedule and Details:

    Wednesday Training
    Grades: K/1st (9 sessions)
    Dates: 12/13 – 02/28 (no sessions 12/27, 02/21)
    Times: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Cost: $525
    Location: The Sports Academy  

    Thursday Training
    Grades: K/1st (9 sessions)
    Dates: 12/14 – 03/01 (No sessions 12/28, 02/22)
    Times: 3:30pm to 5:00pm
    Cost: $525
    LocationThe Sports Academy  
    Saturday Training
    Grades: K/1st (9 sessions)
    Dates: 12/16 – 03/03 (no session 12/23, 12/30)
    Times: 10:00am to 11:30am
    Cost: $525
    Location: The Sports Academy   
    Sunday League
    Grades: K/1st (9 games)
    Dates: 01/07 – 03/04 
    Times: 9:00am to 11:00am
    Cost: $300
    Location: The Pingry Gym, Short Hills



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