At this age, children do not have the same capacity as adults to analyze the environment. They explore and have an egocentric conception of the world. Children are still gathering the experience necessary to interact with their surrounding and with others. Also, empathy and the capacity to consider the thoughts and feelings of others is very low. In order to help children, build their own experience, many exercises will be individual. The tactical component of the game will be reduced to small sided games with basic explanations about space distribution. Training sessions will be treated more as physical education than specifically as soccer training.
Our U6-U10 age groups will train two times per week with their Age Group Director. In addition to the weekly training, players have the opportunity to attend our SLSG Technical Training and Long-Term Athletic Development Program Sessions.
Our U11-U12 age groups will train two to three times per week with their coach. Each age group has an Age Group Director who oversees the age group and provides curriculum support. In addition to the weekly training, players have the opportunity to attend our SLSG Technical Training and Long-Term Athletic Development Program Sessions.
The girls youth program serves our youngest players with a heavy focus on individual and technical development. Teams play in house in the SLSG Premier Leagues or in SLYSA.
|SLSG IL Girls 2007 Elite||SLYSA||Justin Bernaix|
|SLSG IL Girls 2007 Pride||Permier League||Mitch Bohnak|
|SLSG IL Girls 2007 Reign||Permier League||Chris Digirolamo|
|SLSG IL Girls 2008 Courage||Permier League||Justin Bernaix|
|SLSG IL Girls 2008 Pride||Permier League||Justin Judisack|
|SLSG IL Girls 2008 Spirit||Premier League||Sam Hancock|
|SLSG IL Girls 2009 Courage||Premier League||Justin Bernaix|
|SLSG IL Girls 2009 Pride||Premier League||Mike Verning|
|SLSG IL Girls 2009 Spirit||Premier League||Clay Smith|
|SLSG IL Girls 2010 Courage||Premier League||Justin Bernaix|
|SLSG IL Girls 2010 Pride||Premier League||Shaun Flannery/Tom Detienne|
|SLSG IL Girls 2011 Spirit||Premier League||Jeremy Hickam|
|SLSG IL Girls 2011 Pride||Premier League||Tom Detienne/Mark Kuechle|
|SLSG IL Girls 2012 Courage||Premier League||Karley Thompson|