Our Developmental Programs are for players ages 3 to 7 (4U – 8U) that want to participate in age appropriate, soccer specific, skill building, fun and fostering a passion for soccer. It is a non-competitive environment intended as an introduction to the game through short-sided games, focusing on individual player development. Coach to player ratio is kept small to maximize individual development led by our Director of Recreational Coaching.
This is a program consisting of 5 weekly sessions for 3- and 4-year-olds (4U) with birth dates between 1/1/2015 and 12/31/2015 led by the WDMSC Director of Recreational Coaching! The Mini-Kickers program use a variety of games to engage kids in physical activity. Sessions are designed to create self confidence, promote physical fitness and work on motor skills. We stress a non-competitive environment and promote fun above all else. The first two sessions are led by our professional coaching staff after which sessions will be led by an assigned volunteer development coach. Click here for more information.
Our long-established Cubs (Pre-K & Kindergarten) program continues for 4- and 5-year-olds with birth dates between 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2014. Players at this age are socially more advanced and physically more capable to playing the game. With this in mind our player development curriculum will introduce basic concepts of the game, present general skills through play, and to build the understanding of team work and good sportsmanship. Click Here for more information.
Cadets (Formerly Pre-Academy)
This 7U/8U pre-academy program is phase two of our Player Pathway and a critical stage in our Player Development Model. This program is for players born between 1/1/2011 and 12/31/2012 and will be the key to our programs ongoing success. Players will experience weekly practice sessions for the first time and move to a slightly larger field than the Cubbies program. It is designed to give the young player the tools to advance and to learn more technical skills through Academy development. Click here for more information.