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West Morris Soccer Club

Spring REC

ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring 2023 registration is LIVE! Start your registration today... 

Program Overview

Spring recreation soccer is an opportunity for players of all grade levels to practice and develop their individual and team based skills. It is an excellent time of year to break out of winter and head on to the pitch for some fun, exercise and development!

When: Monday, May 1st, 2022 through Wednesday, June 14th, 2023.*
 
*No practices Memorial Day Weekend: Monday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 31st.

Format:
 2 training sessions per week

All divisions play two days each week for 6 weeks with progression through the Cheshire Soccer Academy curriculum, tailored for each grade level. We do not form teams for the spring sessions and aim to keep grade levels together so skill level and age are preserved in each training group.

Each session includes warm up, skills and drills and game play. Training is delivered by active on-field coaching and features:

  • Individual technique and skill development
  • Technique under passive pressure (when players are near by)
  • Technique under active pressure (when players are challenging you for the ball)
  • Conditioned, small sided game (variety of game play to make scrimmaging fun and challenging)

Detailed curriculum of skills covered during the 6 week program are included at the bottom of this page.

 

Tentative Schedule

The schedule is determined based on a variety of factors including field availability, registration numbers and coordination with the broader WMSC program. While we do our very best to plan for and maintain the proposed schedule below, there is potential that the schedule may adjust closer to the start of the season. We appreciate your understanding!

The spring recreation soccer program will be held on a grass fields in Chester: Your event reminder will include the location each week for reference.


All Grades Pre-K Through 8th Grade

Black River Recreation Fields, 233 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930.

Tentative Schedule Mondays and Wednesdays:

4:20pm to 5:20pm

Pre-K Boys

Pre-K Girls  

Kindergarten Boys

Kindergarten Girls


5:30pm to 6:30pm

1st Grade Boys  

1st Grade Girls

2nd Grade Boys

2nd Grade Girls


6:40pm to 7:40pm

3rd Grade Girls

3rd Grade Boys

4th / 5th Grade Boys

4th / 5th Grade Girls

6th / 7th / 8th Grade Boys

6th / 7th / 8th Grade Girls

 

Registration

Registration will open in early February 2023 with date details to follow. The cost of registration includes a WMSC t-shirt. There are no uniforms for this program in the spring.

Cost of the program: $145 per player
Late registrations are subject to a $25 late fee.

Questions may be directed to 
[email protected]

 

Cheshire Soccer Academy Training Curriculum
(adjusted to the skill level and cognitive abilities of each grade level)

Ball Mastery, Dribbling, and Individual Skills
  • Manipulate the ball with inside, outside, laces, and sole of the foot.
  • Skills moves that cover the areas of Change of Direction, Stop-Starts and Feints.
  • Committing the defender, attack the space, and execute skills in different parts of the field.
Passing, Receiving, Positioning, and Possession
  • Execute different variations of passes i.e. line, drop, switch, split, through, lead and link.
  •  Learn the types of combination passes such as 1-2 (give-go), wall pass, and overlap.
  • Players understanding the type of field positions Attackers/Midfielders/Defenders and regarding the target (focal point), wing (perimeter), and pivot (central).
Defending 
  • Positioning side on and goal/ball side.
  •  Pressure with a fast approach, slow arrival.
  • Force opponent into pressure and/or away from goal.
  • Block, poke, and slide tackle.
  • Delay opponent, stay on your feet.
  • 1st defender (pressure), 2nd defender (cover), and balance player.
  • Step, shift, and drop.
  • Recovery runs, get behind the ball, and watch your blind spots.
  • Styles of defending. High block, low block, mid block; Position specific, zonal, and man to man.
Shooting
  • Approach, contact, balance, and follow through (rebound shot).
  •  Power vs. Placement/Finesse.
  • Inside foot, instep, or laces for contact.
  • Eye on the ball, chest over the ball, contact with locked ankle, plant foot for accuracy and balance, follow through the middle of the ball.



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West Morris Soccer Club
Post Office Box 193 
Mendham, New Jersey 07945

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