The Adam Godwin Soccer Academy is continuing it's successful U8 & U10 teams. This team program is open to boys and girls who were born in 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017. The U8 team will comprise the 16 and 17 birth years, while the U10 team will comprise the 14 and 15 birth years. This program will be the continuation of the hugely successful program we ran in the Fall of 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023.
Below are some quickfire answers to some FAQ's on the program, and of course you can call Adam Godwin anytime at 770-330-5131 with additional questions.
WHAT IS THE TRAINING METHODOLOGY?
We are excited to train the players using the TOVO coaching methodology. This is a training method developed in Barcelona based upon research of how children learn best. Our role will be to ensure players are building intelligence as they are building technical skills as they are building character. This curriculum will be brand new to the local area and we're excited to use it as we try to develop players in a different way.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT?
The U8 team will be training the players to compete in a 3v3 format. The teams will be of 5 players to maximize playing time.
The U10 teams will be training the players to compete in a 4v4 format. The teams will be of 6 players to maximize playing time.
These formats will create an environment where players maximize their touches on the ball and involvement during games and practices. This format means each individual players have more touches, make more decisions, more passes, more dribbles, more shots, more attacking, more defending.
WHAT WILL THE COST BE?
The cost will be $230 for the entire 7-week season. This cost includes 14 practices, 7 game days, one Academy pullover, and two Academy shirts.
WHEN/WHERE WILL WE PRACTICE?
Practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm - 7pm. We will have a small amount of moving around as Parks and Rec accommodate us and as lighting needs change. Here are the locations and dates:
SEPTEMBER 1 - 20
Peaks View Park 8 & 9
SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 5
Peaks View Park 10
OCTOBER 10 - 30
WHO WILL BE THE COACH?
Zack Clark will be the lead coach, in conjunction with several other coaches to create a low player-to-coach ratio. Adam Godwin will act in his role of Executive Director leading administration and communication for the teams.
HOW WILL GAME DAYS WORK?
Our Saturday morning game days will see each team play two games. The games will consist of two 10-minute halves with a short 3-minute halftime. The location will be the same as the practices.
WHEN WILL THE SEASON RUN?
First practices will be the week of September 4. Final practices will be the week of October 23. There will be two 1-hour practices per week and a 1-hour game-day on Saturday mornings:
Week 1 - September 5, 7, 9
Week 2 - September 12, 14, 16
Week 3 - September 19, 21, 23
Week 4 - September 26, 28, 30
OFF WEEK - October 3, 5, 7
Week 5 - October 10, 12, 14
Week 6 - October 17, 19, 21
Week 7 - October 24, 26, 28
WHAT IS THE ACADEMY LOOKING FOR?
We are very simply looking for a maximum of 44 players born in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 who are looking for a soccer development program which places their child at the center of it. Putting the care of the player first, our top priorities during the 7 weeks will be to promote learning and joy. We're really excited about it and would love for you to join us!
We will limit our 14 and 15 birth years to 24 participants.
We will limit our 16 and 17 birth years to 20 participants.
These limits are so that we can ensure we provide an outstanding child-centered environment with an appropriate and coachable number of participants. The goal of our program is player development, not profit.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS AS TO WHO CAN JOIN THIS TEAM?
Other than age (must be born in 2014, 2015, 2017, or 2017) we have just one restriction. We truly believe that soccer should be developed locally, and as such the team is only open to families who live within the 5 surrounding counties (City of Lynchburg, Campbell, Bedford, Amherst, and Appomattox).
DO WE GET ANYTHING ELSE FOR JOINING THE TEAM?
Being on the team automatically qualifies you as a member of the Academy which includes 25% discount to all of the other programs the Academy has to offer such as the Summer Camp, the Summer Intensives, our weekly sessions, and more! You will also get first right of refusal for sign-ups to all future AGSA teams meaning you can register your child BEFORE registration is opened to the entire Academy.
Please do not hesitate to contact Adam Godwin with any additional questions at all, we will be more than happy to help. Please contact Adam either at 770-330-5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.