K-3RD GRADE PROGRAMS

The Potomac Soccer and Brit-Am Soccer Academy K-1st grade development program was created to give boys and girls in K-1st Grade the opportunity to develop their physical and technical skills under the guidance of professional licensed soccer coaches with strong playing backgrounds.  This program nurtures players in a fun and encouraging environment that is tiered towards making them well-rounded soccer players so that they can succeed in the Potomac Soccer Association U7/U8 Player Development Program.


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

K-3rd grade boys & girls have the opportunity to play conveniently at their school in a fun and safe environment.



CREATE A CLASS

Let us organize a class for your child and a minimum of 8 of his or her classmates or neighborhood friends.



K-1ST CLINICS

Skills Clinic and K-1st Games  aimed at providing qualified instruction to players attending Kindergarten or 1st Grade.







Brit-Am K-3rd Program Descriptions


Indoor Programs

The K-3rd grade indoor soccer programs are designed to build on the enthusiasm for the game the children have developed. They are now at an age where they can learn and master the basic soccer and teamwork skills that will serve as a foundation to their future development. On our state-of-the-art turf field, coaches use individual and team games to introduce the skills. Fun tag games develop speed agility and exposure to soccer skills including passing, dribbling and shooting games as well as 1v1 situations.The program finishes with a scrimmage at the end.

K-1st: The K-1st Indoor Skills Clinics are great for children who love playing the game and are ready for more instructional soccer during the Winter. These noncompetitive skills sessions are great for children who play in the Fall or Spring season and want to continue their soccer development. Our highly motivated and enthusiastic professionally licensed staff focus on activities that increase a child’s skill level by providing them lots of touches on the ball while maintaining their enthusiasm to play and keeping it fun. This environment enables the players to grow in confidence, work on ball mastery exercises, improve their overall balance and coordination and encourages them to practice new techniques and improve their foot skills.

2nd-3rd: Our 2nd-3rd grade soccer foot skills are designed for players who are looking to improve on their technical,physical, and skills (ability to perform turns, feints, and dribbling under pressure) through a more comprehensive curriculum that is designed for individual player growth.  It is conducted by our educated and trained Coaching Staff made of former professional and collegiate soccer players that provide a fun, enthusiastic, and challenging environment.

After School Program

Brit-Am Soccer and Potomac Soccer have partnered up to create the After School Programs. This community program is aimed at providing K-3rd grade boys & girls the opportunity to play conveniently at their school and in a fun and safe environment. The Brit-Am and Potomac Soccer Club staff are professionally licensed and will teach players various techniques such as dribbling, shooting and ball control  through fun activities, along with some of the basic rules of the game. The cost of the program is $100.00 per player and can be provided at any elementary school. Each player also receives a T-shirt.

This fun packed soccer class is a great way to burn of steam after a day in the classroom. We will focus half on skills such as dribbling, turning, shooting and the other half on the game. Players will be challenged to learn new skills, work hard and most importantly have fun in all of the after school programs.

SoccerFIT

Brit-Am and Potomac Soccer offer SoccerFit after school for children looking to keep active during the winter. The SoccerFit program is a fun exercise and soccer program aimed at the physical development of children between Kindergarten and 5th grade. The program features a combination of individual fitness activities as well as fun soccer activities to help improve players’ overall athleticism. Coaches focus on running, jumping, hopping, changing directions and basic ball skills using a variety of equipment such as ladders, cones, hurdles and of course, soccer balls.
This program is open to children of all levels of soccer skill, those new to the sport and those with experience.

Striker Clinics

Our staff of former professional and collegiate soccer players are all fully licensed and are well respected within the soccer community. Depending on which type of clinic you choose, the focus is on improving each player’s personal techniques, physical abilities, mental approach to practices and games and their knowledge of the game. We provide such clinics for both boys and girls and our objective is to make every player that attends, a more confident individual and capable athlete.

Skills covered during this class:

  • Long & Short Range Shooting
  • Shots on the Turn
  • One Touch Finishing
  • 1v1’s
  • Volleys
  • Headers
  • Movement to Create Space
  • Playing with Back to Goal
  • Creating Shooting Opportunities

Skills Clinics

Our staff of former professional and collegiate soccer players are all fully licensed and are well respected within the soccer community. This clinic will focus on improving each players personal techniques, physical abilities, mental approach to practices and games and their knowledge of the game. We provide such clinics for both boys and girls and our objective is to make every player that attends, a more confident individual and capable athlete. During the program players will work on their 1st touch and receiving, turns,moves and fakes, passing & shooting, dribbling and running with the ball and their decision making skills.

SAQ Clincs

These sessions are for athletes in grades 3-8 who want to get the most out of their bodies by building better training habits. Each session will focus on improving core strength, sprinting technique, balance, coordination, explosiveness and agility. Any athlete that attends these sessions will see an improvement in their physical performance, confidence and mental toughness.

Agenda –
Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ) and Injury Prevention
-Running and Sprint Technique Assessment/Corrective Strategies/Preventative Counsel
-Balanced/Functional Bodyweight Exercises for most efficient skill transfer to sport
-“Core” education, understanding of, awareness during movement, and training of
-Occurrences of Injury, how to prevent, avoid those situations
-Understanding and Application of Warming-Up, Train/Compete, Warm-down Cycle
-Balance of Training for Sport, Own Health, Team

Goalkeeper Clinics

Brit-Am Goalkeeper School clinics are run by professional, licenced goalkeeper coaches who use an age-based curriculum to ensure each goalkeeper gets the most out of the clinic. With a high coach to player ratio, coaches are able to provide individual instruction and attention each session. All keepers will receive a personalized player evaluation at the end of the clinic.

Clinic Agenda:

  • Footwork Balance & Positioning
  • Shot Stopping
  • Dealing with Crosses
  • Diving for saves, deflections and level’s
  • Kicking and distribution
  • Decision making and communications