DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The 2021 program is open to children born 2013-2008

The Development Program at Alba FC is intended to act as a bridge/pathway to our competitive program. The emphasis in this program is on creating technically proficient players that have an understanding of small sided tactics by the time they move forward into the competitive program.

The use of various small sided games to teach various aspects of the game are heavily used. Ball mastery, 1 v 1 attacking & defending, running with the ball, back to pressure and numbers up and numbers down activities are just a few examples of the topics we cover in our curriculum.

 Players progress at different rates and as such the Alba FC staff ensures to train everybody in a manner that is best for the individual’s needs. AFC embraces a positive environment that nurtures the development of young soccer players both on and off the field.

AFC Staff are licensed and experienced coaches whose demonstrations include demanding instruction, step-by-step clarification, and playful joking to bring out the most sensitive technical points for children to grasp and imitate.  The Development program is a yearlong program that offers a higher level of training than that of our Recreational program

We teach the pyramid of player development

BALL MASTERY: The Foundation The touch, control and confidence that affects every other part of the pyramid. This teaches hard work

& self-responsibility.

RECEIVING & PASSING: The Teamwork Skills Without them little is possible. This teaches communication.

1 v 1 MOVES: Individual Skills To keep possession and create space & time to Pass, Run or Shoot. This teaches confidence & creativity.

SPEED: Mental and Physical Speed With and without the ball. Acceleration. Reaction. Decision Making.  This teaches competitiveness.

FINISHING: Scoring skills around the box Focus. Timing. Courage. Concentration. This teaches responsibility.

GROUP PLAY: Putting it all together Small group defense. Fast break attack. Combination play. This teaches team work

U7 - U9

Focuses primarily on the player and technical proficiency inball mastery, gross     motor movements and  playing in pairs. Developing talented young soccer players, using fun small sided games and activities to facilitate a  dynamic  learning  environment.  Trains once per week at Ferry Point Park or  Lehman HS. 

U10 - U13

Expands on topics from the U7-U9 age group and begins to introduce more advanced  technical passing  concepts as well as more  advanced decision making activities. Still uses small sided activities but begins to challenge the players to work in 3’s  and  4’s instead of just pairs. Trains once per week at Ferry Point Park or  Lehman HS. 

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 4 Lessons

 1 Hour

  Once a week

 It is based on age group

 Warm Up Ball Mastery &Fun   Game   -  Speed With &   Without the ball  -  Moves 1v1   Attack & Defense 1v1 & 2v2   Group Play Passing,   Receiving, Finishing  - Small   Sided Games Free &   Conditioned

Ferry Point Park

10 Hutchinson River Parkway Bronx New York 10465

 It is optional. Price $40

 $200  per player