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Monroe Township Soccer Club (08831)


Small Sided / Full Sided

The PTA (Player Training Academy) will be a 6-8 week program for players who are looking to get extra training to focus on their individual skills outside their normal team. Many players in the club are looking for extra training and pay anywhere between $200 and $300 for this training, while having to drive close to an hour. 
The PTA is designed to provide an opportunity for players to focus on individual skills will staying within the club to have similar or better training for a lower cost and closer to home.
The curriculum for PTA is as follows:
Week 1: First Touch Control
Week 2: Passing and Receiving (Supporting Angles)
Week 3: Small Group Possession
Week 4: Moves
Week 5: Stop Starts
Week 6: Turns
Week 7: 2v1’s/2v2’s
Week 8: 3v2’s/3v3’s
We understand that we can’t accommodate everyone and hopefully this program can grow and we can offer additional times in the future. The cost for the session will be around $115 per player for all 6-8 sessions and include a t-shirt to be worn at all the practices.  These sessions are 1 and ½ hour long in duration and are broken down by age group. 

Why Small Sided Games?


  US Youth Soccer has thought long and hard about the answer to the question, "Why Small-Sided Games?"

What does "Small-Sided Games" mean? These are soccer games with fewer players competing on a smaller sized field. These are fun games that involve the players more because fewer players are sharing one ball.

Here are some of the reasons why we believe, as soccer coaches, administrators and parents must guarantee that our young soccer players play small-sided games: 

1. Because we want our young soccer players to touch the soccer ball more often and become more skillful with it! (Individual technical development) 

2. Because we want our young soccer players to make more, less-complicated decisions during the game! (Tactical development) 

3. Because we want our young soccer players to be more physically efficient in the field space they are playing in! (Reduced field size) 

4. Because we want our young soccer players to have more individual teaching time with the coach! Less players on the field and less players on the team will guarantee this! (Need to feel worthy and need to feel important) 

5. Because we want our young soccer players to have more, involved playing time in the game! (More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents)

6. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunity to play on both sides of the ball! (More exposure to attacking and defending situations) 

7. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to score goals! (Pure excitement)

These are the reasons why we adults must foster "Small-Sided Games" in our youth soccer programs. The "Small-Sided" environment is a developmentally appropriate environment for our young soccer players. It’s a FUN environment that focuses on the young soccer player. 

It just makes sense doesn’t it?


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Jamesburg, New Jersey 08831

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