Developmental

The Developmental program is for players born in the years 2014 and 2015, 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 2021 REGISTRATION

PROGRAM COST:

  • $225 (early registration; up to June 15)
  • $250 (regular registration; after June 15)
  • NOTE:  This new system so EVERYONE will have to create new account and will have to provide birth certificate and photo upload

FALL SEASON DATES:

  • First practices starts August 23 or 24 (depending on which site you are at)
  • Final practices end week of Nov 5
  • 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

Custom website link per player to order uniforms will be sent in early July

SPECIAL ORDERING NOTES:

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

Practice and Game Schedule

FALL 2021
10 Week Program / 8 games

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

 

WARD PARK
Winter Park
Cady Way & Perth Ln, Winter Park, FL 32792

Site Director: Jake Geeslin

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

Ward Park – Jake Geeslin, Site Director

League

In-House

For players born in 2014 and 2015

Age Chart

Documents

Proof of birth year will be required.

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