The T&C Soccer Academy is the second step on the Player Development Pathway at Town & Country Soccer, it forms a bridge between the Recreational and Select programs and is a crucial part of our Player Development Pathway.
Our Academy Program is built on a player centric model where individual development is our primary focus, we teach the players the technique and tactics they require at this age in a professional developmental environment.
Our coaches work from the US Soccer Training & Planning Curriculum in order to make sure the players are being taught the appropriate information for their age, all sessions are built around the four pillars of the game; technical, tactical, physical and mental.
*This Skills Session is a part of the recreational raining program (PASS). During the Fall 2020 Season this program did not run due to COVID-19 precautions, this Skills Session may not run during the Spring 2021 season.
|2/21||Sunday||Development League Game Day 1|
|2/28||Sunday||Development League Game Day 2|
|3/6||Saturday||CAYSA Game Day 1|
|3/7||Sunday||Development League Game Day 3|
|3/13||Saturday||CAYSA Game Day 2|
|3/14||Sunday||Development League Game Day 4|
|3/21||Sunday||Spring Break (No Games)|
|3/27||Saturday||CAYSA Game Day 3|
|3/28||Sunday||Development League Game Day 5|
|4/3||Saturday||CAYSA Game Day 4|
|4/4||Sunday||Easter Sunday (No Games)|
|4/10||Saturday||CAYSA Game Day 5|
|4/11||Sunday||Development League Game Day 6|
|4/17||Saturday||CAYSA Game Day 6|
|4/18||Sunday||Development League Game Day 7|
|4/24||Saturday||CAYSA Game Day 7|
|4/25||Sunday||Development League Game Day 8|
|5/1||Saturday||CAYSA Game Day 8|
|5/8||Saturday||Bring a Friend Scrimmages|
|5/9||Sunday||Bring a Friend Scrimmages|
|5/11||Monday||U11 Tryouts (2011 Birth Year)|
|5/12||Tuesday||U11 Tryouts (2011 Birth Year)|
At T&C Soccer we truly believe that the child comes first, we work hard to ensure that all of the players are placed in a developmentally appropriate environment. We train as a pool of players and mix the training groups up from week to week, this ensures variety in competition and maximizes player development.
For games we run our own development league on a Sunday afternoon, these are for all players who are registered in the program. These games are developmental and we do not keep the scores, we change the teams around from week to week to maximize player development and new friendships. We work with the players and help them understand the game and their role and responsibilities on the team.
We also place a number of teams in the CAYSA Academy League, this is a local area league consisting of teams from other organizations around Austin. We place our stronger players who have usually had more experience and practice on these teams. Players must be selected from the development league to participate in additional games within the CAYSA Academy League.
Below is a breakdown of our weekly training curriculum map so you can see exactly what our coaches will be working on with the players throughout the season.
|1||Passing & Receiving | Scrimmages & Team Formation|
|2||Passing & Receiving | Possession|
|3||Shooting & RWTB | Playing out of the back|
|4||Shooting & RWTB | Playing out of the back|
|5||Turning, Dribbling & 1v1 Attacking | Transition|
|6||Turning, Dribbling & 1v1 Attacking | Transition|
|--- Spring Break ---|
|7||Receiving to turn, Shooting | Combination Play|
|8||Receiving to turn, Shooting | Combination Play|
|9||Ball control, Turning & 1v1 Defending | Finishing in final 3rd|
|10||Ball control, Turning & 1v1 Defending | Finishing in final 3rd|
|11||RWTB, Shielding & Shooting | Defending Principles|
|12||RWTB, Shielding & Shooting | Defending Principles|