​​PLAYER CLINICS  

2nd, 3rd and 4th Graders


Tuesdays @ Larsen Playground

2nd Grade, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

3rd Grade,  4:30pm - 5:30pm

4th Grade, 5:30pm - 6:30pm


Wednesdays @ Larsen Playground
2nd Grade, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
3rd Grade, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

4th Grade, 5:30pm - 6:30pm


  • Please arrive 15min before session to check in.
  • Bring a Soccer ball, water, and be dressed ready to play Soccer.
  • Shoes can be tennis shoes or 'boots'.

This clinic is aimed at providing summer clinic play that does not compete with any existing team or camp commitment.


It has been designed to provide a skill development opportunity in a small-group environment where players get a lot of individual focus. 


Your player will be in a group of 8 and playing 4v4 so they will benefit from maximum involvement, not waiting in a line, and getting hundreds of touches on the ball.


The hour practice will look like:

  • A welcome, roster check, and activation scrimmage
  • Skill development focus with games and challenges. Beginning with individual challenges and leading into player vs player challenges.
  • 4v4 variations of games
  • SOCCER! Cheer
  • Dismissal

SFYS Director of Programming, Lee Dunne spent the last 6 years as a Regional Director for Challenger Sports to create coach and player development programs as well as supply coach education for the NSCAA and regional clubs. He has multiple licenses, including the USSF C and the NSCAA Premier Diploma.


SUMMER CLINIC CONTACT

If you have questions about the upcoming clinics, or your registration, please contact Lee directly : lee@sfyouthsoccer.com

WHY JUNIOR COACHES?

SF Youth Soccer is proud to present a brand new Summer player clinic. The clinic will be focused on training the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade players in core skills and techniques, then applying them in a 4v4 small-sided game environment.


The clinic is also a training opportunity for the brand new SFYS Junior Coaches as they will coach groups of players. Junior Coaches will be trained and guided throughout by the SFYS Clinic Master Coach and Director of Programming, Lee Dunne.


There are 2 days of clinics to chose from for Players and Junior Coaches. Summer Clinics begin on July 11th and 12th and run for 6 weeks on each Tuesday and Wednesday.


  • Players and Junior Coaches should use the appropriate registration button on the right to register their interest in coaching and playing in this program.
  • Information on weekly structure and expectations are below.
  • Program Flyers:  4v4 Summer Player Clinics  |  Junior Coach Program


COACH CLINIC DETAILS

We have lots of high school age players, and sadly younger sometimes, that are beginning to age out of the playing leagues here in the city. This is especially true for recreational players.


Many love the game and want to keep involved, some also want the opportunity to earn a skill and earn some money.


Coaching is the perfect opportunity to give back to the game, to learn, and to even develop your own game given that you'll be experiencing it from a different view.


The training is provided by the Director of Programming, Lee Dunne, and his knowledge of training the coach will be key in developing confidence in the Junior Coach. The confidence is key to talk to parents about their player at the end of the session, it is also key to be personal with a player and to coach them on a 1:1 level - telling them how they can do better.

PLAYER CLINIC DETAILS

WHAT'S IN IT FOR MY PLAYER?

SUMMER 2017  PLAYER CLINICS & JUNIOR COACH PROGRAM

7/11 and 7/12 - 2 goal game - The clinic focuses on the coaches' ability to coach players to control the ball and get their head up, instead of the 'boot ball' we see so much.


7/18 and 7/19 -
4 goal game - The clinic focuses on the coaches' ability to coach and correct the key technical skills that players should use to exploit space and the breakdown of why they did not, or how to praise if they did.


7/25 and 7/26 - 2v2x2 - The clinic focuses on the coaches ability to coach 2 players, and how they could work together to score goals.

8/1 and 8/2 - 2 goals. 1 goal game - The clinic focuses on the coaches' ability to coach a combination of the 2 goal and 4 goal game from previous weeks, as well as the expansion of players playing in pairs.


8/8 and 8/9 - 2 goal game - The clinic focuses on the coaches' ability to coach the group of players as a 'team' to have success in the game. Focus is on the previous weeks of development and tying it all together in the game - lots of 'remember when...'


8/15 and 8/16 -Champions League - The clinic focuses on the coaches' ability to WATCH. This week will be a reflection week. The coaches will be managing the Champions League tournament, but looking for signs of development from the previous 5 weeks.



JUNIOR COACHES  (15+)


Coaches receive training through the USSF 'F' license class and through a Google Classroom with coaching tasks' applicable to the Summer clinics. Practices will be planned by Lee Dunne and introduced each week via the Google Classroom.

The role is voluntary and any type of personal schedule will be worked with to get you the experience of coaching.


This is an opportunity to learn how to coach and learn how to lead a group of children. Everything you were taught by your coach, you will learn to apply to the next generation of players. Learning to coach with an official USSF license will set you up with excellent opportunities to stay involved in Soccer, beyond being a player. You will then be able to take on this experience into possible paid work!


Coaching days available:

Tuesdays or Wednesdays

3:30pm - 6:30pm


7/11 and 7/12 - 2 goal game - This first player clinic will put players in lots of situations where they will work on their first touch and composure on the ball - keeping control and trying to score!

7/18 and 7/19 - 
4 goal game - We will be building on the first week of developing confidence and then providing more goals for the players to score in = more opportunity for goals and reasons to get the head up!


7/25 and 7/26 - 
2v2x2 - Working with your partner, can you score!?

8/1 and 8/2 - 
2 goals. 1 goal game - Decisions decisions decisions!? What happens where there is 1 goal? What happens when there are two goals? Where are my teammates and where is the goal? How can I score?

8/8 and 8/9 - 
2 goal game - Revisiting week 1 to apply the previous 4 weeks of clinics to wrap them all up in preparation for the Champions League!

8/15 and 8/16 - 
Champions League - Tournament day. This your players opportunity to put the previous weeks of play together and compete in their Champions League team!

​​ABOUT LEE DUNNE