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Fall 2021 Discovery Program Information 

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Delaware Union Discovery Program
U3 - U6 Boys and Girls
 

This 7-week program is designed to introduce basic soccer skills or build on players skills in a fun environment.  Coaches will introduce a new skill each week for players to develop and will then reinforce the skill through soccer related games and activities.  Our U3/U4 age groups will always end with activities centered around scoring goals and our older U5/U6 ages will conclude with 4v4 scrimmages.  

 

Please note the following birth year breakdown for this program.

 

U3 - August 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
U4 - August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018
U5 - August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017
U6 - January 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

 

If you have any questions regarding the Discovery Program please contact

kyle.graves@delawareunion.com

 

Cost - $115

Optional Soccer Ball - $20

Season will begin on September 11 and will end November 4.

Players will have the option to register for any of the following options. Saturday sessions will be at Silver Lake Elementary and Tuesday and Thursday sessions will be at Middletown Village . Players will select ONE of the three options for their age groups for the entire season.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

U3 and U4 - Players are not required to wear shinguards

U5 and U6 - Players are required to wear shinguards 

 

 

Social Distancing guidelines

  • 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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