Our Developmental Programs are for players ages 3 to 7 (U4 - U8) that want to participate in age appropriate, soccer specific, skill building, fun and fostering a passion for soccer. It is a non-competitive environment intended as an introduction to the game through short-sided games, focusing on individual player development. Coach to player ratio is kept small to maximize individual development led by our Director of Recreational Coaching.
WDMCS Mini-Kickers U4
The Mini-Kickers program is for players ages 3 and 4 with birth dates between 1/1/2016 and 12/31/2016. The program is run by the WDMSC Director of Recreational Coaching and will take children through a series of introductory soccer skills via fun activities and games. Guide and discovery will allow each child to develop social, emotional skills and an understanding of soccer. Players will not be assigned to official teams but will be divided into smaller groups to work on activities.
Program Format/Game Days The program consists of five weekly sessions that take place at the Raccoon River Soccer Complex on Saturday mornings. In the first session, players will receive a t-shirt to be worn each week and their own soccer ball.
Program: Season Cost: Program Sessions: Fall Dates: Spring Dates: Session Times: Session Length: Uniforms: Sign Up:
Mini-Kickers $72.50 + Processing Fees 5 weeks on Saturdays September - October April - June 9:00 am or 10:00 am 45 minutes Order Registration
WDMCS Cubbies U5/U6
The WDMSC U5-U6 Soccer Cubs Program is phase one in our Long-Term Player Development Pathway and is the foundation of the club's player development model. For the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 seasons, this program is for players born between 1/1/2014 and 12/31/2015. This age requirement is set by the Iowa Soccer Association. Children will enjoy a program aimed at introducing players to the game of soccer in a fun, no-pressure family atmosphere.
Program Format/Game Days Cubs play 4v4 with no goalkeeper. Players play in a basic 7-week league schedule, but no league standings or results are recorded. All players are encouraged to move freely and try all field positions; reflecting developmental principles. Players are also encouraged to continue participating in a variety of additional activities to help enhance the full range of basic movement skills and physical literacy. All children receive equal playing time. There are no weekly practices, plenty of do-over's and no one keeps score in order to keep the focus on learning and having fun. The 4-on-4 format and much smaller field ensure that every player touches the ball often during the game. Cubs teams play other WDMSC Cubs teams on Saturday mornings at Raccoon River Soccer Fields and do not have weekly practices. Program Details
Program: Early Bird Cost: Season Cost: Program Sessions: Fall Dates: Spring Dates: Session Times: Session Length: Uniform: Sign Up:
Cubbies $83.50 + Processing Fees $93.50 + Processing Fees 7 weeks on Saturdays September - October April - June 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 50 minutes Order Registration
WDMCS Cadets U7/U8
The WDMSC U7-U8 Cadets (This is also referred to as Pre-academy is the final program before the Academy program) development program is phase two of our Player Pathway and a critical stage in our Player Development Model. For the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 seasons, this program is for players born between 1/1/2012 and 12/31/2013. These children will experience weekly practice sessions for the first time and move to a slightly larger field than the beginning of the Cubbies program. The focus remains strongly on fun, sportsmanship and the basic fundamentals of the game. Children begin to learn more technical skill development and parent coaches have the opportunity to enjoy coaching for the entire season at this level. The club supports parent coaches with player and coaching clinics, curriculum, and written resources. Games are refereed by a certified youth referee and remain very relaxed and positive. All children play equal time.
Program Format/Game Days This age group plays 4v4 with no goalkeeper (maximum of 8 on each team roster). Players play in a basic league schedule, but no league standings or results are recorded. All players are encouraged to move freely and try all field positions; reflecting developmental principles. Players are also encouraged to continue participating in a variety of additional activities to help enhance the full range of basic movement skills and physical literacy. All children receive equal playing time. Cadets training sessions are held at the Raccoon River Soccer Complex in the Fall and the Hidden Valley Soccer Complex in the Spring. Cadet teams will have one weekly group club practices that are lead by one of our WDMSC Professional Staff Members. The volunteer team coach will assist in these practices and may decide to hold an additional team practice on a different night of the week. Cadet teams will play WDMSC and Norwalk teams at the Raccoon River Soccer Complex on Saturday and Sundays. Program Details
Program: Early Bird Cost: Season Cost: Session Length: Practice Sessions: Fall Dates: Spring Dates: Game Times:
Uniform: Sign Up:
Cadets $107 + Processing Fees $132 + Processing Fees 60 minutes Mondays - Boys Tuesdays - Girls September - October April - June U7/U8 Coed - Sunday Afternoons U7/U8 Girls - Saturday Mornings Thursday Evenings make-ups Order Registration
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