Technical Development Centers
TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT CENTERS ("TDC")
Our Technical Development Centers ("TDC") are returning in the Winter of 2013/14. Each Center is designed to help players improve their technical skills and to increase their efficiency and proficiency with the ball. Weekly one-hour sessions are run by our Technical Staff Coaches at numerous locations across the state. The sessions are dynamic, fast-paced and will focus to enhance every player’s technical development in the skills of Dribbling, Passing, Receiving and Shooting. NEW IN 2013-14...Goalkeepers can now enjoy specialized training at our Burlington, Leominster and Mansfield TDC locations. Coaches are also invited to attend TDCs. They will receive copies of the session plan and will have the opportunity to discuss the session with the Staff Coach. Our Technical Development Centers are a tremendous opportunity for your players and coaches to improve in an intense, fun and memorable soccer environment.
WHO ARE THE TDCs FOR? Players in grades 3 -8
Players in grades 3, 4 and 5 will train the first hour.
Players in grades 6, 7 and 8 will train in the second hour.
WHERE ARE THE TDCs RUN? Our TDCs are conducted in the various cities and towns across the state. In 2013-14 our TDCs will be in Amesbury, Burlington, Hingham, Leominster, Lowell, Mansfield, Middleton, Somerville, Springfield and Waltham. SEE THE LISTING TO THE LEFT FOR MORE DETAILS AND DIRECTIONS.
WHEN ARE THE TDCs RUN? Most of the Centers will begin the first week of December 2013 and will run for ten (10) sessions (excluding school vacation week).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Enrollment in a 2013 Technical Development Center will cost $140.00 per player for all TEN (10)weeks.
Cancellations by November 1st ... full refund
Cancellations by November 14th ... 50% refund
Cancellations made on or after November 15th ... No Refund
HOW CAN I SIGN UP? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON LINE or email Tara Petricca, TPetricca@mayouthsoccer.org.
WHAT WILL WE WORK ON? The Centers are designed to help players focus on and improve all of their technical skills including dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. Each session will consist of 40 minutes of skill acquisition and 20 minutes of small sided games in which to practice the “Technique of the Day”.
WHO ARE THE COACHES? Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Staff Coaches under the direction of Ian Mulliner, Massachusetts Youth Soccer's Technical Director, will be conducting the sessions. To meet our Coaching Staff...CLICK HERE.
DO GOALKEEPERS GET SPECIALIZED TRAINING AS WELL? In 2013/2014 we are offering specialized goalkeeper training at three (3) of our TDC sites. These sessions will focus on handling, shot stopping, footwork, positioning and distribution with the hands.
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