Junior Competitive (U6-U9)

About

The Junior Competitive Program introduces players to competitive / travel soccer. Players transition out of the Academy into the youth competitive soccer level, which begins the next phase of their development. This is the first year of club tryouts and teams are formed during these periods. Teams are created by grouping similar player abilities together in order to provide every player with the appropriate level of competition and the optimal learning environment. Movement between rosters can occur based on individual player’s level/speed of learning but teams are selected with the full soccer year in mind (August-May) and each team is assigned a coach for that time period.

Why Junior Competitive?

Our Jr Competitive Team Coaches foster and create an environment where players are able to grow, develop and improve as they continue to learn the game. A balanced approach to winning, competing and developing allows the players to be introduced to several positions so that every individual becomes a more complete player.

Expectations of Jr Competitive

  • 2 training sessions per week on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday at 5:30pm
  • Fall & Spring: August-May for a total 24 wks
  • 1 x Technical or Goalkeeper Training (8 wks per season, 16 total wks)
  • Participation in Bay United SC local tournament Endless Summer (August)
  • Participation in 2 Tournaments per season (4 total tournaments, some of these may be out of town)

The Jr Competitive program’s focus is to continue to provide foundations and fundamentals to all players looking to begin or continue along with their development in preparation to play at their desired levels. The program focuses on a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which includes technique, technical speed, tactical application of technique, and principles of play.

For the 2023/2024 season, Kings Hammer will follow US Youth Soccer guidelines and will organize its teams by birth year. Interested players must register based on their birth year. 

Cost/Fees

$1,200 (plus uniform costs)

*Effective 4/1/23 a processing fee will be added to all camps, clinics, and events. This fee will show up in PlayMetrics under the title ‘Club Fees’.

Locations/Dates/Times

Publix Sports Park

2 training sessions per week on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday at 5:30pm
Fall & Spring: August-May for a total 24 wks
1 x Technical or Goalkeeper Training (8 wks per season, 16 total wks)

Questions About the Program?

Marek Betkowski | Competitive Program Director
mbetkowski@kingshammer.com

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