Developmental

The Developmental program is for players born in 2011 and 2012, 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 the Junior Kraze Krush track, 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

Spring Registration is now open!

PROGRAM COST:

  • $175  Nov 1, 2018 – Dec 15, 2018
  • $190  Dec 16, 2018 – Jan 10, 2019
  • $205  After Jan 10, 2019

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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

Site Director:  Jean Varas

 

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: Omar Vallejo

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 — Jean Varas

Shane Kelly Park — Omar Vallejo

League

In-House

Players borne in 2011 and 2012 (U7-U8)

Age Chart

Documents

Proof of birth year will be required.

See the registration documents page for more info

2018 Fall Schedule

10 Week Program / 8 games

New Spring dates coming soon.  Please check back!