Developmental

The Developmental program is for players born in 2010 and 2011, to build on skills learned at First Touch. The program intends to produce independent thinkers confident and capable in the basic technical and mental skills of the game. It is a great way to introduce a child unfamiliar with soccer to the sport or supplement the training of a recreational player. Activities will concentrate on technique and fun and sessions will be group oriented.

PRACTICE SESSIONS

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

GAMES

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.

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Cost and Register Your Player

Fall 2017 Practice Sessions kick-off Aug 21 and 22*

PROGRAM COST:

  • May 1 – June 20 $175.00
  • July 1 – Aug 10 $190.00
  • After Aug 11 $205.00

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Order Your Uniform

NIKE UNIFORM KIT INCLUDES:

  • Two (2) game jerseys
  • One (1) game short
  • Two (2) game sock
  • One (1) training shirt

 

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COST:
$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

Field Locations

CENTRAL WINDS PARK – Winter Springs

1000 E State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708

Practice U7/U8:  Mondays and Wednesdays | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Games U7/U8:  Fridays | 7:00 pm @ Central Winds Park
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SHANE KELLY PARK – Oviedo

County Road 426, Oviedo, FL

Practice U7/U8:  Tuesdays and Thursdays | 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Games U7/U8: Fridays | 7:00 pm @ Shane Kelly Park
Site Director:  Ray Sandidge



Contact Information

Please feel free to contact First Touch and Developmental Program Director, Joel Lehocky at jlehocky@floridakrazekrush.com with any questions.

Site Directors

Central Winds Park

Shane Kelly Park

 

League

In-House (U7-U8)

Age Chart

Documents

Proof of birth year will be required.

See the registration documents page for more info

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