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U06 - U07 Program

McLean Youth Soccer U06 and U07 program follows an "academy" format where every player receives professional training, and all of our volunteer parent/coaches are offered mentoring and guidance.

The U06 and U07 "academy" is an inclusive program that wants to give all level soccer players the opportunity to develop their skills.

The purpose of this approach is to train players so that they are prepared for either the travel or recreation programs in the future and to provide guidance to volunteer coaches that they may use with their teams in later years in the recreation program.

The aim is to help both the coaches and the players!

  • U06-U07 teams have EIGHT practices and EIGHT games per season (subject to weather conditions).

U06 Format:

  • Teams practice for 60 minutes once per week with their volunteer/parent coach.
  • On Saturdays, three or four teams practice at one location for 30 minutes, using session plans provided by the club. This is immediately followed by a 30-minute game, using our small-sided, continuous play model that maximizes touches on the ball, which has been widely copied throughout the country.

U07 Format:

  • Teams practice for 60 minutes once per week with their volunteer/parent coach and professional staff coaches.
  • Six teams at a time all practice on one field for an hour, using session plans provided by the club.
  • Every other week, the team's session is run by a professional staff coach, assisted by the parent/volunteer coach.
  • On Saturdays, two MYS teams play two side-by-side games using a continuous play model that maximizes touches on the ball, which has been widely copied throughout the country. These games are supervised by their parent/volunteer coaches.

Academy Extension Program:

  • Individual players may be invited to participate in one additional practice each week. This invitation will be offered to the players who show the most energy and enthusiasm and will not be based on ability. The extension program is available by invitation only.