The Weston Soccer Club, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization managed by volunteers. The Club delivers quality age and skill-appropriate soccer programs to boys and girls grades Pre-K through 12 and adults in Weston, Connecticut.
Week 1. Dribbling with the ball using the inside and outside of the player’s foot.
Week 2. Dribbling and the stop turn.
Week 3. Dribbling with the ball while keeping your head up.
Week 4. Dribbling and the pull back move.
Week 5. Dribbling with the emphasis on attacking the space with speed.
Week 6. Dribbling and the inside and outside chop.
Week 7. Dribbling and the step over turn.
Week 8. Dribbling using the single and double scissor. (Player evaluation)
The fall curriculum is designed to encourage players to be comfortable with the ball and to be able to use a series of moves that will enable them to avoid a challenge, change direction or to be able to go past an opposing player. To help achieve these goals the coach will be running 1v1 and 2v1 drills during their practices, as this is a great way to encourage keeping the ball rather than passing. By the end of the fall season, Academy players will be comfortable dibbling and should be able to execute at least two of the moves during a competitive game.
4th Grade Fall Season Curriculum
Week 1. Defending as an individual 1v1
Week 2. Defending as a pair 2v2
Week 3. Defending as a team 3v3 4v4 6v6)
Week 4. Close range shooting
Week 5. Long range shooting
Week 6. Heading to defend
Week 7. Heading to score or pass
Week 8. Chest and thigh control (Player evaluation)
As the Academy players enter their second year, more emphasis is placed on understanding the roles and demands of positions on the field. Learning how to defend and how to use different parts of your body to play the game is essential at this age. Weekly juggling before every session will be instituted and recorded to encourage more success when controlling the ball.