We are happy to announce our “Mini’s Program”. The Tucson Aztecs Mini’s Program is for boys & girls ages 3, 4 & 5 years old (u6). The aim of the program is to provide a fun, safe environment where we can introduce strong soccer fundamentals through a 10 week graduation based session.
Following a development pathway heavily used in European Academies we will begin each Mini’s session with an assessment of each player on Week 1. From that we divide players into groups. Unlike other youth programs where age is the divider our program will be based on ability and merit, not age.
Our program is divided into 3 Levels. Each level is taught the same syllabus, the difference between each level is the players technical ability, intent and execution in each lesson.
Level 1 – Less than 50% execution rate
Level 2 – 50%-70% execution rate
Level 3 – 70%+ execution rate
Why are we using this method? It is our aim that upon each player graduating from Level 3 of our Mini’s program into one of our teams we will be able to guarantee a level of consistency that will allow our teams to be as well rounded, skilled and more competitive immediately.
Our Mini’s program will be led by Chris Bennett. Chris is an experienced and UEFA licensed coach. Most notable, holds FA Youth Academy Levels 1, 2 & 3 certification.
(Level 1 – Newcastle United FC Academy of Excellence, Level 2 &3 – Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Youth Academy)
Our Fall Mini’s session is 10 weeks in length: 8/7/2019 – 10/9/2019
Each Wednesday, 5.30pm-6.30pm at Menlo park, Tucson, AZ.
$120 per player. Tucson Aztecs Mini’s training T-shirt included.