Developmental

The Developmental program is for players born in the years 2015 and 2016, to build on skills learned at First Touch. The program intends to produce independent thinkers who are confident and understand 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 an existing 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, and Shane Kelly Park in Oviedo and Ward Park in Winter Park – 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 *underneath your socks*
  • 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 at all sites, some nights may be a combination at one site. Matches are played to further 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

FALL 2022 REGISTRATION

PROGRAM COST:

  • $225 Spring Season (until May 31)
  • $250 Spring Season (after May 31)

 

FALL SEASON DATES:

  • First practices starts week of August 22
  • Final practices end week of October 31
  • See detailed schedule at bottom of page

Order Your Uniform

NIKE UNIFORM KIT INCLUDES:

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

VIEW UNIFORM KIT

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COST:  $113

A custom website link will be sent out for each player once they are registered so you can order your uniform.

SPECIAL ORDERING NOTES:

  •  Uniform may take up to 3 weeks to be delivered so please order accordingly
  • Development uniforms are not numbered

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

FALL 2022
(Developmental Program)
10 Weeks of Practices

  • Practices begin August 22 or 23, 2022 depending on site
  • Last practices week of October 31
  • Last rain out practices week of Nov 7-10 if needed
  • Developmental program practices 2x per week
    • Mondays + Wednesdays, Central Winds Park (CWP) from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
    • Tuesday + Thursdays, Shane Kelly Park (SKP) from 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Please only attend the practice at your registered location only

GAME SCHEDULE

FALL 2022
(Developmental Program)
8 Weeks of Games

  • All games are on Fridays
    • Fridays, Central Winds Park (CWP) from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Fridays, Shane Kelly Park (SKP) from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • GAME SCHEDULE:
    • August 22 – 23 – FTD begins
    • Game 1 – September 9
    • Game 2 – September 16
    • Game 3 – September 23
    • Game 4 – September 30
    • Game 5 – October 14
    • Game 6 – October 21
    • Game 7 – October 28 (FKK Trunk or Treat Event! No Games that Friday night; Games will be on Monday or Tuesday during regular practice times)
    • Game 8 – November 4 (Last Game)

NOTE:  No game on Oct 7 due to FKK Tournament

Field Locations

CENTRAL WINDS PARK
Winter Springs
1000 E State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708

Field B (upper fields, turn right as you enter; last field on left)

Site Director:  Jean Varas

Games times subject to change

 

SHANE KELLY PARK
Oviedo
County Road 426, Oviedo, FL

Field 1 (last field on left by the playground and near restrooms)

Site Director: Eddie Jimenez

Games times subject to change

 

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact First Touch and Developmental Program Director, Angie Densberger at [email protected] with any questions.

Site Directors

Central Winds Park – Jean Varas, Site Director

Shane Kelly Park – Eddie Jimenez, Site Director

League

In-House

For players born in 2015 and 2016

Age Chart

Documents

Proof of birth year will be required.

USClub Youth Player Registration Form
(please email back to [email protected])