TRAINING - PREMIER/TRAVEL
Info from Director of Coaching, Seamus Donnelly will be posted here as available for each season.
Back for its tenth straight year, this program is all about technical development through quality repetition. There will be a topic each week, players will be broken up into small groups, and our coaches will run them through stations. These are intense and demanding sessions (hence the use of the word Xcellence).
Where? Lanco Fieldhouse
When? Saturday mornings, 9-noon.
1st hour - PTP, u9 through u11
2nd hour - u12 through u15
3rd hour - u16 and older
Jan 20th - DRIBBLING
Jan 27th - PASSING AND RECEIVING
Feb 3rd - SHOOTING AND FINISHING
Feb 10th - DRIBBLING II
Feb 17th - PASSING AND RECEIVING II
Feb 24th - SHOOTING AND FINISHING II
1. Free Play "Street Soccer" Program: (slight change below, please take note of dates and times) this is a continuation of our futsal sessions from previous years. The big difference is that instead of Sunday afternoons, they will now be held on Monday and Tuesday evenings on the hardcourts at The Nook. Remember, these sessions are already included in your travel fees so there is no additional cost. The players can just show up and they will be placed on a team and will play under supervision, but no actual coaching takes place. In other words, "street soccer" format. The dates for these free play sessions are:
Mondays - January 8th (Jan 8 only - cancelled due to weather), 22nd
Tuesdays - January 9th, 16th
PTP, u9, u10 - 6 to 7pm. Boys & Girls.
u11, u12, u13 - 7 to 8pm. Boys & Girls.
u14 and older - 8 to 9pm. Boys & Girls.
2. Futsal Clinics: On January 8th, 9th, 16th, and 22nd from 5 to 6pm we will also be offering a two-part clinic on the game of futsal. Basically the player can choose which part I and which part II to attend. January 8th and 9th (Part I) will be identical sessions, as will January 16th and 22nd (Part II) and you can register here:
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These sessions will be run by Rossi and Seamus and other members of the Penn Legacy coaching staff. They will include instruction, exercises, and small-sided futsal games. There will be a nominal charge of $25 per player to cover rental fees. The $25 will cover both sessions. Note: For the $25 fee, your child can attend one, two, three or all four of the clinics, just understand that the January 8 & 9 clinics will be the same, as will the January 16 & 22 clinics.
Any questions at all please email Seamus@pennlegacy.org
3. Team Training Opportunities: we have also secured space and time on The Nook hardcourts for our coaches to run winter team training sessions. If your coach decided this is the best option for your team then you will hear from them directly about this.
In closing we would like to emphasize the massive benefit that can be gained by training in a futsal environment over the course of the off-season.
The importance of speed and agility training in the sport of soccer is that it is a fundamental element in everything a player needs to do. When it comes to technical expertise and comfort on the ball, we must backtrack to the player's first touch. Before that is their balance and footwork before the ball even arrives. The same can be said of what happens as soon as the player has the ball. Speed and explosiveness is the great separator. This year we are asking that you contact The Nook directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on their classes and schedules. The email address above will go directly to Tom Baughman and he is expecting to hear from our players.
For all Training Sessions
Important- Weather Info
If driving conditions are a concern, please watch the umbrella area of the Penn Legacy site for updates. Updates are generally posted 1 hour prior to a session.
If outdoor weather looks threatening during sessions, please remain in the area for quick pick-up of players.
For sessions held at Lanco Fieldhouse or The Nook, please see their websites to determine if weather impacts the facility closing.
IMPORTANT: The WJTL indoor restrooms are not open to soccer families. It is important that we all respect their business and property. Thank you!