Developmental players will be broken up into groups/pools and be trained at different stations – just like the First Touch Program. Those stations all focus on a higher level of skills such as ball control, touches, passing, dribbling, and simple fitness — all in a fun and age appropriate set up. Sessions will be offered at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs, Shane Kelly Park in Oviedo and Columbia Elementary in East Orlando under the direction of the FKK professional coaches and site coordinator. Players remain engaged and focused on learning the skills and techniques under the disguise of the fun, creative, and developmentally appropriate activities. Players at this age will practice two days per week. Depending on which field location you choose, your practice session will either be a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (see list below).
WHAT DOES A PLAYER WEAR?
Players should wear proper soccer equipment:
- shin guards
- soccer socks
- soccer cleats
- FKK training uniform (see list below)
- size 3 ball
- water bottle or jug
All games will be played on Friday evenings . The Shane Kelly and Columbia Elementary sites come together and play their games at Shane Kelly. While Central Winds will play their games at the same field you have your practice session. Matches are played to further foster player development under the direction of the professional staff. You will be sent an email the day before so you know what color jersey to wear to the games. Players are then divided up into teams on small sided fields. There is no goal keeper. Each field has a professional FKK coach directing the players/game and one or two older volunteer helpers from the club. Each week players are moved around to different teams. A parent will be assigned snack duty each week.
WHAT COMES AFTER DEVELOPMENTAL?
Once your player has completed this program, you and your child can decide if you want to go into the Recreational Program — where the teams are coached by parent volunteers. OR You can move on to Pre-Select Program designed to advance your player to a higher level of training and game play — with FKK professional coaches.
Order Your Uniform
$85.50 with promo code “krazerewards”
SPECIAL ORDERING NOTES:
- Uniform may take up to 3 weeks to be delivered so please order accordingly
- Development uniforms are not numbered
CENTRAL WINDS PARK – Winter Springs
Practice U7/U8: Mondays and Wednesdays | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Games U7/U8: Fridays | 7:00 pm @ Central Winds Park
Please feel free to contact First Touch and Developmental Program Director, Joel Lehocky at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Central Winds Park
Shane Kelly Park
2017 Fall Schedule
|FTD Fall Dates *Actual Day will vary by site|
|Aug 21 or 22*||FTD Begins|
|Nov 1 or 2*||Final Training|
|Aug 25||Week 1 – No Games|
|Sept 1||Week 2 – No Games|
|Sept 8||Week 3 – Game 1|
|Sept 15||Week 4 – Game 2|
|Sept 22||Week 5 – Game 3|
|Sept 29||Week 6 – Game 4 – All Site Game|
|Oct 6||Week 7 – No games|
|Oct 13||Week 8 – Game 5|
|Oct 20||Week 9 – Game 6|
|Oct 27||Week 10 – Game 7 (All Sites Game)|
|Nov 3||Week 11 – Game 8|
|10 Week Program / 8 games|