Poway Junior Vaqueros is a fun developmental club soccer program designed to build the necessary skills to become a successful soccer player. Fundamentals are taught by professional coaches and their assistants in age appropriate drills and activities.
The weekly games are in small sided formats 3v3 to 5v5 which have been demonstrated to not only be preferred by young players, but to develop their skills better than larger formats.
• Designed for boys and girls ages 5-8
• Season August through November
• 2 practices a week with games on Fridays
• Quality instruction provided by professional coaches and assistants
Junior Vaqueros is targeted at U6-U8 players. Players from age 5-8 love to play. Therefore, all practices are based on fun games. Players must spend the maximum time possible in contact with the ball. Basic motor skills like walking, running or jumping have to be combined with ball handling and ball control to enable the players to learn soccer skills more effectively as they progress into the U9-U12 years which are the primary years for learning basic skills.
We expect to run approximately 28-30 practice sessions. We use US Soccer’s recommendation of 2 sessions per week of approximately 75 minutes for this age group.
Junior Vaqueros practices focus on the following technical content using the relative emphasis from US Soccer’s player development curriculum.
- Passing and Receiving
- Running with the Ball
- Ball Control
- 1v1 Attacking
- Shielding the ball
- Receiving to turn
Physical content from the curriculum:
- Reaction Speed
- Acyclic Speed
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Coordination and Balance
- Basic Motor skills
- Perception and Awareness