The MU Juniors program is for kids Pre K or entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2021.
Sessions will take place at Pearl Park on Fridays from June 4 to July 30 at rotating times between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. Boys & girls train together. The sessions are coached by older MU team players who will be mentored by an MU trainer.
MU Juniors is a program designed to foster a love of soccer in your child and teach them a little bit more about the sport, their peers, and themselves. At this early age, touches on the ball is critical. We will be utilizing a high ball-to-child ratio whenever possible - ensuring that every player has the greatest opportunity to practice moving and manipulating the ball. During this eight-week course we will be utilizing the new training model endorsed by the US Soccer Federation: Play-Practice-Play. You will notice that every session begins with small-sided games, transition into more structured technical instruction, and transition back into play. Each session will be guided by a question such as “How Do I Move the Ball?” Players will be thinking about different aspects of soccer each week - learning about how the mechanics of the game work and values such as sportsmanship, determination, and persistence.
At this young age, children have a lot to learn, and we recognize that soccer skills are only one aspect of the sport that we can teach. MU is committed to social-emotional learning and has consulted both elementary educators and MU competitive coaches to strike the right balance of teaching soccer skills and social skills in the MU Juniors curriculum.
2021 Photos for MU Juniors will be taken at the park on Friday, June 18. The rain date is Friday, July 25. More information to follow on logistics of the night and also how to order.
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