WINTER TRAINING TIMES/SCHEDULE
U8s: Register Here! Just $25 for 5 Own Touch Sessions
12-1pm session or 1-2pm session
U9s: The 5 Own Touch Sessions will be included in your fee. Dates are the same but the times will differ. There will be a 2-3pm and a 3pm-4pm session. Director Pat McStay will send out the groups sometime in December.
SPRING TRAINING TIMES/SCHEDULE
Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:45pm Location: River City Field #12
Thursdays @ 5:30-6:45 Location: River City Field #12
Stratton Park: 5400 Ridgedale Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23234
River City: 13030 Genito Road, Midlothian, VA 23112
GAMES (U7/8 & U9)
It will be organized each week into teams by ability, age, mixed gender and/or randomly. This format allows us more freedom and flexibility to work on the things we did during the week at practice in a game environment and focus more on skills than results in "league games".
ADP GAME FORMAT
U7/8: 4V4 With no GK per new US Soccer mandate
U9: 7V7 with GK per new US Soccer mandate
Note: smaller sided games, under differing conditions, promote the qualities that we are looking for in our youth players by allowing for more touches on the ball, more creativity with the ball, more individual problem solving in the game environment.
"The structure for our ADP benefits all the players" added Youth Development Director, Erwan Le Crom. "The format allows us to continually focus on skill development and getting all the players as many meaningful touches on the ball as possible. Sometimes in traditional formats, competition revolves around records, wins/losses, teams, and league games. We like to make practices and games competitive by challenging the players to combine with teammates, try moves, express themselves, experiment in a fear free environment and work together with and without the ball."
U9 ADP: The U9 will be participating in 2 local tournaments
PRICING (FULL YEAR-3 SEASONS FALL,WINTER,SPRING)
U6 (2012) : $150 (per season)
U7/U8 (2010/11) : $400 (for fall and spring)
U9 (2009) : $1075 (for fall, winter, and spring)
How to Order: You will receive a link via email mid summer
Cost for the uniform set is approximately $90-95
Uniforms are available to try on at RSK Chesterfield Office at Own Touch
At the Richmond Strikers and Richmond Strikers Chesterfield, our aim is to prepare today for tomorrow. We believe that the collective strength of any team or club is only as good as the individual competency of its players. Our focus therefore, is to create environments that allow for the greatest number of players the opportunity to express themselves and develop to the best of their abilities.
We have an age appropriate curriculum in place that will equip our players with the fundamental skills that they will need to carry with them as they continue to develop. For this reason, our focus at these ages is to develop the individual and small group skills of our players.
The 3 main components of our age appropriate curriculum are:
2. Agility, Balance and Coordination
3. Simple decisions - using games to teach format
Players will experience different coaches and different teammates helping to keep the focus on the individual skill acquisition. They will train in mixed groups (mainly by ability, but sometimes mixed).