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Challenge Program

SVU Challenge Teams Program for U7/U8 and U9/U10 Boys & Girls ready for a Greater Challenge
Fall 2019 Challenge Program Overview
U7/U8 Age Group and U9/U10 Age Groups 
Registration Limited to 80 players, 8 coaches

Is Challenge Right for Your Player?

  • Challenge is available to all U7 to U10 players who are Advanced and/or have potential future interest in Travel Soccer.
  • Challenge will be more Structured and more Instructional than the regular Recreation program. 
  • Parents and players are free to determine whether Challenge is right for them.  There are No Tryouts for Challenge. 
  • Should Challenge not be the right fit for a player, players can transition back into the regular Recreation program as desired.

Challenge Training Sessions

  • 10 Week Program
  • 1 Team Training Session per Week (1 hr in duration)
  • All Training Sessions at Smithland Fields Complex
  • Registration option for Tuesday or Wednesday Team Training
  • Optional Thursday Striker/Goalkeeper Training (6 Weeks)

Challenge Curriculum

  • Technical Development: Ball Mastery, Receiving, Passing, Striking the Ball, Shooting, Crossing & Finishing
  • Individual/Small-Group Tactics, Principles of Attacking & Defending
  • System Development, Positional/Functional Development, Phase-of-Play Training 

Challenge Match Dates

  • Match Formats: 5v5 (w/ Gk), 7v7 (w/ Gk)
  • Age Groups: Coed U7/U8, Boys U9/U10, Girls U9U10
  • 1 Match per Week (1 hr in duration)
  • Optional Recreation-Level Tournament

Challenge Coaching Model

  • Volunteer/Parent Coaches via Application Process
  • SVU Staff Support at all trainings and matches

Challenge Registration Fees

  • 10-Week Team Program (Team Training & Matches) - $145
  • Optional 6-Week Striker/Goalkeeper Clinic - $20
  • Optional End-of-Season Travel Tournament - $60

Challenge Coach Applicants

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