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The Sporting Arkansas Junior Academy Program is designed for children ages 5 and 6. US Soccer categorizes this age group as the 'initial stage' of soccer development. US Youth Soccer categorizes this age group as the 'fundamental stage.'
This is a pivotal time for motor skill development in our junior players. Prior to obtaining good ball control the children must gain control of their bodies. Therefore, Sporting Arkansas Junior Academy training sessions will be formatted more as physical education using a soccer ball. Basic ball control combined with physical demands of walking, running, jumping, and other agility, balance, and coordination exercises will be executed to aid in proper movement mechanics. The sessions will first and foremost be FUN!
Tactics will be implemented in small sided games where the understanding of field boundaries and spatial awareness will be taught. The emphasis will be to let the children have FUN, play the game of soccer, and learn at the same time. The fascination for the ball and the thrill of scoring goals provides the spark for life long soccer participation.
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