Team America, in cooperation with the Fairfax Sportsplex, announces a first of its kind all indoor trained recreational soccer and player development program. Starting for the next seasonal year, 2017-2018, we will have a 10 month player development recreational soccer program for boys and girls from 5 years old to 10 years old. This program will operate in the fall, winter and spring seasons. Each player at each age will move within the program at their own pace. It matters not how big or small the player is. It matters not whether a boy or girl. It matters not at what stage their emotional, intellectual or physical status might be. It matters not how slow or fast a player can run, they just must have the ability to run and the desire to have fun with the ball. Our prime directive is for players to learn, grow and have fun with the ball and not afraid of making mistakes or failing. We cannot learn without making mistakes. Playing on fields with walls allows each player to maximize their touches, maximize their decision-making opportunities and maximize their fun.
Our goal is for each player to fall in love with the ball and while developing their skills sets with the ball over time become a 2-footed player in the process. The more skill sets they have, the more 2-footed they are and the more they love the ball, the more INDIVIDUAL CONFIDENCE they will have on and off the field. Each player can learn to make their own MAGIC with the ball.
Our program will focus on player development within a venue that allows every child to maximize his or her touches on the ball. It is training system that includes a ball skills centric process during the week that is followed by small sided fun games on the weekend. The focus will be on each player’s individual creative development and identity rather than team development. The program will run from August 27th 2017 through June 2nd 2018. Players U7 and older that have the desire and capability for more soccer will be able to apply to participate in our Saturday morning skill development program that has mixed ages from U7 to U10. This program is a 2.5 hour session of nothing but games. Younger players learn from the older players and older players learn to develop leadership, teaching and character building in a venue that allows freedom to be creative so each player can learn, grow and have fun at their own pace. All we ask for players below the age of 12 is to give their best EFFORT. That is the best effort they have on a given day. From the middle school years on players will be asked to give effort. Performance and Results become important after they are 12 years old. and perform. In the high school years they will not only have to give effort and perform but must obtain team results.
We're Accepting 2017-18 Program Year Registrations for Recreational Soccer Programs
Boys and Girls | Ages 5 - 12
Registration Deposit: $200.00
Registration includes: Club fee, Fall League/VYSA fee, & Fairfax County Field Use fees.
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Walk-in registration dates will be on Saturdays between 9:30am and 12:30pm May 13th, 20th, June 3rd & 10th. A computer will be available to register on-line if needed. You may pay by cash when registering in person.
Contact the TAFC Registrar with Questions or Comments
Fall Season: Saturdays beginning Sept 8 through November 4th (No games on Oct 7th, 2017) Game times are between 12P to 5P on Saturdays.
Winter Indoor League Seasons: Saturdays or Sundays beginning November 11th or 18th 2017 and running through March 17th or 24th 2018.
Spring Season: Saturdays from April 7th through June 2nd (No games on 26 May). Game times are between 12P to 5P on Saturdays.
Practice Weeks: Begins the week of August 27 and runs through the week of May 29th.
Practices: Players will be organized in to practice groups by age. The age groups will be U6 (under 4 thru 6), U8 (under 7 & 8) and U10 (under 9 & 10). Within each age group teams will consist or 8 players to no more than 10 players. Teams may be co-ed for U6s and U8s. The U10 age group teams may also be co-ed. Each team schedules training for at least once a week. More training is allowed as desired by their group parent coach and the families in the group.
Practice Locations: Practices will be conducted in our clubhouse training rooms, Fairfax Sportsplex indoor fields or on our outdoor fields at Plum Center. Practice time slots run from 430pm to 830pm in one hour segments. More time is available depending on the age and needs of the group.
Games: Since we are a player development centric program, we will not be playing one game on Saturdays. Instead most age groups, will play five to 10 minute games for 2 to 2.5 hours on Saturday mornings at the Fairfax Sportsplex. The U6 group will play on field three. The U8 group will play on field two. The U10 group will play on field one. The U12 group will play at the Fairfax Sportsplex if there is space, otherwise they will play outdoors in a 9 v 9 format.
Parent Coach & Training: Our goal is to have parent coaching training sessions on Saturday mornings between 10am and 11:30am during the fall and spring seasons. Sessions will also be available during the week before or after scheduled practices. Parent coaches will be provided training guidance for the season to help them make training a fun experience for them and the players. There is also additional training available through our staff trainers if more training is desired. The additional staff training has a cost above program costs.
This program runs for 10 months each year. Therefore, we must understand that players will miss days and sometimes weeks at a time. This does not hurt the player or the program. It functions with great flexibility for family time issues. Just imagine how a player who starts at 5 and goes through the program to 10 years old will be. Imagine what they can learn in a purpose dedicated but individually open and creative environment.
The cost of the Fall, Winter & Spring program includes: club registration, uniforms, administrative expense, fall & spring league play, referees, winter indoor league play (3
sessions Nov to March), coaches training, equipment, VYSA & US Club Soccer registration and insurance expense, Fairfax County field fee. The average annual cost is $900 paid in five installments. When players register with the club, they make a $200 deposit. This deposit covers club registration, VYSA insurance fee, county field use fees & uniform expense. The balance is paid in installments on September 1st, November 1st, February 1st and April 1st.
Uniforms: Each player purchases the Team America Diadora training kit that includes a red and a yellow jersey, black shorts and black socks. The estimated cost is approximately $95.00 and is paid when the uniform is ordered but is included in the $900 annual costs for the program.
Summer Programs: Teams or groups of players may enter the Fairfax Sportsplex summer league that plays on Saturdays. This starts the week of July 8 and ends the week of August 19 2017. The Fairfax Sportsplex charges $425 per team. We organize teams of at least 6 to 8 players able to commit to the time. The cost is divided by the number of players involved. Our staff trainers, are able to provide weekly training for small groups as well as individual training. This is cost determined on a case by case basis but generally runs $10 to $30 per week depending on the number of players.