VanU Academy - Spring
The Academy is VanU’s professional coaching arm. It is responsible for program, player and coach training and development for all youth players, teams and coaches. The Academy also develops and operates additional training programs for those players wanting enhanced skills and tactical training. It operates under the oversight of the Technical Committee which reports through the chair to the Board of Directors. It is run by the Technical Director who reports to the Executive Director. The Technical Director hires professional Technical Lead coaches and staff coaches to develop and operate its programs. The Academy supplies professional staff to assist in the operation of First Kicks and Divisional teams. The Academy attempts to offer extra training programs for all levels of play if there is sufficient demand. These programs are offered in the evenings during the week while in season. It also offers week long daytime mid-term break and summer camps.
This program is aimed at Van U players who are keen and want a high level program through the spring.
This programs curriculum revolves around the technical development and skill acquisition of the individual player and its focus revolves mainly around the player and the ball.
Game play may be involved but the majority of the time spent will be ball/player centred.
Dates: April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6th
Location: Jericho Turf Field
Times: Girls 5pm - 6pm / Boys 6pm - 7pm
The small sided games Academy is based on a 4v4 or 5v5 games format. The smaller set up allows everyone to be a part of the game and coaches can guide players to learn specific skills through game based learning.
Wednesdays on Mini turf , Fee $220
April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4,11,18,25
7pm to 8pm - 2011 & 2010 Boys 8pm to 9:15pm - 2009 to 2007 Boys
This program is designed to ensure players taking part get a maximum amount of repetitions in and around goal. The curriculum will be a variety of finishing activities and game-like scenarios where they can fine tune their goal scoring skills. Training groups are fluid and players will be grouped with like minded players to maximize their experience within the program.
Dates: April 1, 8,22,29 May 6, 13, 27 June 3
Location: UHILL Secondary Turf field:
U9 - U12 players born 2010 - 2013 - 6pm - 7.15pm
U13 - U16 players born 2006 - 2009 - 7.15pm - 8.30pm
U9 - U15 players born 2007 - 2013
Dates: April 6,13,20,27, May 4,11,18,25
Location: Jericho Turf field