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LAKEWOOD RANCH (LWR CHARGERS SC) COMPETITIVE

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JUNIOR AND SENIOR COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

The LWR Chargers Soccer Club’s Junior and Senior Competitive Program is for competitive and premier level players, between the ages of 11 and 19, who demonstrate the desire and ability to learn and play soccer in a higher competitive format where the mission is to train and develop skilled players.

 

The LWR Chargers SC Competitive program is designed to develop each individual player to his/her fullest potential while at the same time inspiring responsibility and commitment to a team. We believe strongly in developing a club that has players that are technically sound, tactically aware and physically capable who are very comfortable with the ball and who live for the game. 

 

The LWR Chargers SC coaches and staff are also committed to teaching valuable life lessons emphasizing personal character and to helping all players become the best people they can become through the principles of integrity, honesty, dedication and commitment.

 

We believe that the LWR Chargers SC Competitive Program model not only provides for player & team development but also provides organized internal mobility and opportunities for added experiences.

 

Check out our Season 2021/2022 Manual or for more information email us! 

YOUTH ACADEMY

The LWR Chargers SC Youth Academy Program is open to players 8U-9U and 10U and it is the final phase before players enter into our Competitive Program. Our Youth Academy Program focuses on the complete development of each individual player and it provides an educational environment for boys and girls to learn through training and playing.

The main emphasis is of enjoying the process of technical development and gradual tactical understanding. The main goal of our Youth Academy Program is to promote individual player development and overall team development in a child centered environment. 

The objective is to develop each of the four components of a soccer player: Technical, Tactical, Psychological and Physical in a FUN and age appropriate manner. 

TRAINING ENVIRONMENT

  • Players train in pool training format (players are matched up developmentally in smaller groups)
  • Players train a minimum of 2 days per week 
  • Technical skills repetitions with every player having their own ball to improve ball mastery.
  • Player-centered activities
  • Game-like activities in nature (i.e. problem-solving, decision making)

WHY YOUTH ACADEMY?

  • Emphasize player development and overall team development while focusing on the technical development of each individual player without the pressures of short-term wins/losses/results. 
  • Develop ball skill and decision making in the game. 
  • Create a fun and dynamic atmosphere for players. 
  • Help educate parents on how to understand the sport and their role as a supporter of their child’s development. 
  • Prepare younger players for the possible transition into competitive soccer. 
  • Offer a program that will follow recommendations and guidelines that are for each player best interest.

Check out our Season 2021/2022 Manual or for more information email us! 

PRE-YOUTH ACADEMY (PRE-YA)

The Pre-YA (Pre-Youth Academy) is open to players born in 2016 who are interested in advancing their technical and physiological soccer abilities. This Pre-YA will have an age-appropriate training curriculum and will have only certified coaches. 

Players born in 2016 will be invited to join the Pre-YA program through an evaluation process and will be selected based on skill level, athleticism, soccer IQ, motivation, and concentration.

Click here - for the Pre-YA Program information or email us to find out how you can be part of our Pre-YA! 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RECREATION & YOUTH ACADEMY

PROGRAMS

RECREATION PROGRAM

YOUTH ACADEMY PROGRAM

Age Groups

U4 - U12

U8 - U10

Main Objective

Recreation/Fun

Player Development

Brief Description

Recreational Soccer is primarily meant to be a fun program for players. Scores and standings are not recorded for the younger age groups. All players are generally, required to play each game. 

The Academy Program focuses primarily on individual skill development and basic tactical awareness and prepares players for the competitive Program. Scores and standing are not recorded. Players are exposed to different positions on the field so they can get familiar and understand the logistics of various positions. The season may conclude with a local tournament. Some may also participate in pre-season & post-season festivals. Pool training format is used. 

Team Selection Process

Open Registration

Annual Evaluations/Tryouts

Focus on Competition

Low - Above Average

Strictly on Player Development

Training

1 x per week

2 x week

Games

8 Weekend Games

12-14 Weekend Games

Regular Season

Fall and Spring

Ten-month program (August – May)

Travel

None

Minimal (within 1.5 - 2/hrs radius)

Coach/Trainer Background

Parent Coaches

Experienced and US Soccer Certified Coaches