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Discovery Program

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Delaware Union Discovery Program
U3 - U6 Boys and Girls
 

Delaware Union’s U3 - U6 Discovery training program provides a safe and fun atmosphere for all youth beginners to learn the game of soccer in a non-competitive environment. Practicing once a week with trained coaches, our goal is to allow parents and young children an opportunity to enjoy all of soccer’s fun aspects, to create friendships and a love of the sport, all while learning the basic fundamentals of the game.

 

Cost - $115

Cost Includes a T-Shirt that players will wear throughout the sessions each week. T-Shirts will be given during the first two weeks of each season.

Each season the color of the shirt provided will change.

Available Sessions - Each session will have a max of 12 players per group.

Season will begin on September 12 and will end on November 7.

Players will have the option to register for any of the following options. Sessions will be at either Middletown Village or Silver Lake Elementary. Players will be notified of the location 2 weeks before the beginning of the first session.

U3 (2018) from 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm (Tuesdays or Thursday)

U3 (2018) from 9:00 am - 9:45 am (Saturday)

U4 (2017) from 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm (Tuesdays or Thursday)

U4 (2017) from 9:00 am - 9:45 am (Saturday)

U5 (2016) from 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm (Tuesdays or Thursday)

U5 (2016) from 10:00 am - 10:45 am (Saturday)

U6 (2015) from 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm (Tuesdays or Thursday)

U6 (2015) from 10:00 am - 10:45 am (Saturday)

 

Division Breakdown

The Discovery Program sessions will be led by a trained coach that is either one of the Delaware Union staff coaches or a current or former player who will be supervised by one of the Delaware Union Discovery Directors.

 

U3-U4

  • Warm Up Games
  • Basic Soccer Skills
  • One adult family member is on the field with the player
  • 1v1 activities as a scrimmage

U5-U6

  • Warm Up Games
  • Basic Soccer Skills
  • No adults allowed on the field outside of the coach
  • Introduction of scrimmage/game play

Equipment and Uniforms

Training shirt will be provided

U3 and U4 - Players are not required to wear shinguards

U5 and U6 - Players are required to wear shinguards 

 

 

Social Distancing guidelines

  • All parents and coaches must wear masks

  • Players must always refer to their home base cone in between activities

  • Parents should practice social distancing if not participating off of the field

  • Every player must bring their own water

  • Families should leave go to their car promptly after their session to ensure proper space for the next group of players

  • Parents must stay within range of the field in the event their child runs off of the field 

  • Players are encouraged to bring their own soccer ball

Program Curriculum

  • Warm up games

  • Basic soccer skill

    • Week 1 and 2

      • Dribbling Technique

    • Week 3 and 4

      • Passing Technique

    • Week 5 and 6

      • Shooting Technique

    • Week 7

      • Combination of  favorite skill sets and games

 
 
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