Grassroots Soccer Program

Advanced Supplemental Training for Eager Young Players

Arundel Soccer presents:

ASA Grassroots - Game Intelligence
The ASA Grassroots Program is open for registration
Grassroots Academy for U6 through U11 boys & girls:
    Arundel Soccer Association is known for a solid youth Rec soccer program which prides itself on developing players to reach their maximum potential, while enjoying themselves in a positive learning environment.  The NEW Grassroots - Game Intelligence Program is a great way for those young soccer players who love the game and are looking to excel in learning the fundamental skills necessary to become a solid soccer player.   Our  Grassroots - Game Intelligence Program, inspired by German master coach Horst Wien's Mini-soccer model, is a fun and educational way for kids to deeply learn about the wonderful game of soccer.
   The training will expand players knowledge of technical skills such as receiving, dribbling, striking, and change 
of direction moves, as well as moves to beat an opponent.  ASA Grassroots rainers will 
use various small sided games and  competitions to encourage players to creatively find ways to reach a goal/objective, featuring 1 v 1 and 3 v 3 or 4 v 4 four goal games.  Players will have constant involvement in play and maximized ball touches.  The training environment will be one guided by the trainer but embraced by the player at a speed for which he/she is prepared.

   Sign-ups will be taken to create age groups and plan session times.  Once complete, players will be contacted to confirm their attendance and begin scheduling.  Players should plan on regularly attending sessions.

   Sign-Ups for Spring are now open.  Participation for Spring 2014 is for ASA registered players on Rec/Development or league teams only.

Near the end of Spring and Fall Rec/Development Registration Periods.  Register now by clicking HERE.

Players must have two or more prior seasons of Rec/development soccer

Orientation Night
Early September, and early March seasonally

What do you get:
8 evening sessions at 1.5 hrs per session
Training Jersey
What to bring:
Soccer ball
Training Shirt (given the 1st day of training)
Odenton/Gambrills/Meade/Severn area during typical non-team training days and times.  Scheduling does not interfere with Rec team practices or games during season.
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Player Benefits:

  • More touches on the ball, more goals, more 1v1s and 2v1s
  • Establishes all the basic skills – controlling, passing, dribbling, shooting and tackling
  • The player has plenty of opportunity to “be in love with the ball,” to improvise and to take risks without fear of making mistakes
  • Greater participation as each player is vital in a 3 person team
  • Four goals out wide improves perception, peripheral vision and spatial awareness, reducing crowding or swarming
  • Two goals at each end create options which stimulates creativity and improvisation
  • More time and space to think and make decisions
  • The positive environment of discovery learning
  • Rolling substitutions and equal playing time create fast-paced and beneficial time  everyone 
  • Develops support play and off-the-ball play
  • Learning takes place in a complete soccer environment, just like the game itself. There is no separation of technical, physical or game elements

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Contact Info

Arundel Soccer Association
P.O. Box 242
Gambrills, MD 21054