Winter Session 2018

The Green & Gold Soccer Academy is pleased to announce our Winter Session academy training that will provide high performance players practice in the new dome facility at Foote Field from January through February, 2018. The academy’s philosophy is quite simply to build on the powerful legacy of the university’s championship Golden Bears soccer team - by bringing the out-standing skills of the coaches and players to Edmonton’s most ambitious teams and dedicated players. The Winter Session academy training offers 15 practices that are to be held each Tuesday and Thursday (5:30-7pm) from early January through February. All practices will be take place in the new dome at Foote Field - Edmonton’s premier and only full-size soccer field.

* The academy aims to provide a coaching process that is based on solid youth development coaching principles delivered by our professional coaches utilizing superior soccer facilities. Strict adherence to the Canadian Soccer Association's Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model is applied.
* All goalkeepers will be provided with specialized instruction in all aspects of this demanding position. Each training session may feature soccer specific fitness training in the development of agility, coordination, quick feet, core strength, endurance, speed and power.
* The fitness or physical development is combined with technical and tactical training with a view to providing the youth player the optimum opportunity for soccer skill enhancement.
* The cost for this program will be $300 per player for a minimum of 12 players.

To have your team considered for this development, please contact Len Vickery directly via e-mail at len.vickery@ualberta.ca before Wednesday, December 14, 2017

All registered players are requested to come to the first scheduled session that will take place on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 5:30-7pm.

Winter Session 2018

Days and Times: Tuesday & Thursdays (5:30-7pm) for 15 practices (January - February)
Ages: Boys and girls playing at the U-11, U13, U-15 & U-17 competitive levels
Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Phases: FUNdamentals, Learn-to-Train, Train-to-Train & Train-to-Compete
Cost: Team Registration (minimum 12 players) - $300 per player
Where: Foote Field (Dome) - U of A South Campus: 11601 68th Avenue (T6G 2E1)
First Day: Thursday, January 4 | 5:30-7pm

Registration: For team registrations contact Len Vickery at len.vickery@ualberta.ca to secure a spot for your team

Future sessions:

Winter Session (Pre-outdoor Season)

For youth teams (boys and girls) seeking to prepare for the outdoor season we will have academy training Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7pm for 15 practices during the March - April time period in the Foote Field Dome. Please check this web page for registration information or contact len.vickery@ualberta.ca.