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4th Grade Skill Development with PROformance Soccer Academy

WAYS has established a series of specialized training clinics with PROformance Soccer Academy as part of the regular 4th-grade soccer curriculum for this season. This program is scheduled to meet during the normal practice time with 4th graders during their regular practice slot from 6:00pm- 7:30pm per the schedule below.  WAYS offers this program at no cost to the participants to strengthen the core soccer components of Wayland players and coaches. All 4th Grade PROformance sessions for the Fall 2020 season will take place on Thursdays only!

All team members and coaches should attend so as not to miss this valuable training, which will focus on individual skill development, mastering fundamentals, and the four major skill components of a soccer player: passing, dribbling, defending and shooting. 
  • Session dates Girls 4/15, 4/26, 5/13, 5/24
  • Session dates Boys5/6, 5/17, 6/3, 6/14
  • NOTERainouts will not be rescheduled!

Program Overview
  • Three PROformance coach/mentors at each session.
  • WAYS coaches expected to fully participate in this professionally run practice session. Training material for each session will be emailed out to coaches each week in advance.
  • The coaching mentors serve to help provide the volunteer coaches with the training plan and coaching instruction that will allow them to run a productive, educational and fun soccer practice for Wayland’s U10 players.

Session Breakdown
  • Topic introduction/greeting, getting organized
  • Fun warm up games
  • Skills work (dribbling, passing, shooting, principles of defending)
  • Free play scrimmage, or game
  • Closing discussions/recap of session’s key points
  • Players leave each session knowing 4-5 keys to success, and have exercises to practice on their own

Participation Details

  • Who: 4th grade players and coaches
  • Time: 6:00pm- 7:30pm (in the fall season, these times may be adjusted to accommodate the loss of daylight)
  • Where: Claypit Hill School (Field assignments as posted within practice schedules)
  • Registration is NOT required – part of the WAYS 4th grade curriculum
  • Cost:  free of charge to all participating WAYS 4th grade players

updated 09/06/2020