The Adam Godwin Soccer Academy is launching a U8 team. This team is open to boys and girls who were born in 2013, 2014 or 2015.
Below are some quickfire answers to some FAQ's. We also recorded a 20 minute Zoom info call a few weeks ago. If you would like us to send you that recording please register your interest by clicking here and completing this Google Form.
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?
We will be training the players to compete in a 3v3 format. Forming 4 teams of 5 players each, this 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 $199 for the entire 9-week season. This cost includes 18 practices, 8 game days, one 1/4 zip pullover, one short sleeve Academy jersey, one long sleeve Academy jersey, one pair of shorts, one pair of socks.
WHEN/WHERE WILL WE PRACTICE?
We will practice at Randolph College in the Boonsboro/Rivermont area. Practices will be on Mondays and Thursdays, with Match Days on Saturday mornings.
WHO WILL BE THE COACH?
Adam Godwin will be the lead coach, in conjunction with Juniors head coach Zack Clark. We will also hire two additional coaches in order to work in a 5:1 player to coach ratio.
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.
WHEN WILL THE SEASON RUN?
First practices will be the week of August 30. Final practices will be the week of October 25. There will be two 1-hour practices per week and a game-day on Saturday mornings. We will have a bye week the week beginning September 27 to allow families a short break.
WHAT IS THE ACADEMY LOOKING FOR?
We are very simply looking for 20 players born in 2013, 2014 or 2015 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 9 weeks will be to promote learning and joy. We're really excited about it and would love for you to join us!
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS AS TO WHO CAN JOIN THIS TEAM?
Other than age (must be born in 2013, 2014 or 2015) 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!
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.