U3-U7 Age Group “Stars Program”
2014 Birth Year (U8)
This age will train 2 times a week in the fall and spring seasons, and weekly during the winter season. They will also participate in league play at the U9 level through PaWest. The training will be focused heavily on Individual development and the introduction into the tactics of the game using a basic 4 v 4 model at training. This age group is formed by creating pools of players to ensure the environment is best developmentally suited for all players. The tryout procedure is NOT to make any particular team in the club, but instead create a strong and well designed learning environment.
2012 and 2013 Birth Years (U10 and U9)
These ages will train 2 times a week in the fall and spring season and weekly during the winter season as well as participating in local PaWest league games. The training will remain focused heavily on Individual development but the tactics of the game using a basic 7 V 7 model will be implemented more thoroughly as the year progresses. This age group will also be split up into pools of players to ensure the environment is developmentally appropriate for all players. Players may be moved frequently throughout the groups depending on their development rate and success and not assigned to any one team or group.
This age group will participate in two overnight events with both events being during the spring 2021 season.
2011 Birth Year (U11)
This year is the start of a more traditional organized team assignent for our players. There will still be fexibility and movement among the rosters and some training will be team specific training and some will be larger player pool trainings. Our goal is to have three teams registered in local leagues when possible (Gold, Red, White). These teams will be organized based on ability and will be assigned a head and an assistant coach. This age will be offered a full itinerary of league games, winter training, as well as 3 total events (ie... Fall - 1, Spring - 2) that begin a transition to our junior team placements.
This concept is a better way of allowing players to develop within their appropriate age group, similar to how the academic system works. All children are included within the same grade within the school system yet they are in different classrooms based on their educational prowess. Because some students are better at math they take Math 2 while some of the other students are in Math 1. This is a concept that allows all students to learn math at their own pace.