|2012 - DATES & TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN APRIL. |
Specialty Clinics - Spring Training
The following course sessions are open to any one, whether a member of JFK or not. Sessions are $20 each and up to an hour long. All of these sessions are taught by professional trainers & certified coaches. The schedules for each clinic are below the session descriptions. All clinics listed are at the Thomson location. This program is different than the Spring Fever Program. If you joined the Spring Fever Program, that does not entitle you to any of these clinics.
FREE CLINICS FOR JFK SUMMER MEMBERS
JFK players are entitled to 1 free session if you have joined the current Outdoor Summer Season, are born 1993 to 2007 and you have registered before the date of the clinic (or until full). Members MUST book ahead of time which clinic they want to attend. It is first come - first served. If you would like to attend more than one clinic, there is a $20 fee. You can attended as many clinics as you like for $50 fee. Registered JFK coaches can attend as many of the courses as they wish for free (must still pre-register).
Each session is divided into age appropriate clinics as follows:
U5 = players born 2007 & 2008.
U6-7 = players born 2005 & 2006.
U8-11 = players born 2001 to 2004.
U12-18 = players born 1994 to 1999.
Spring Training Specialty Clinics Descriptions
Introduction to Soccer - What every beginner needs.
This is a great pre-season introduction to soccer. The basics will be taught by professional trainers & certified coaches. You'll be introduced to dribbling, passing, shooting (kicking), throw-ins & heading. When the summer starts, you've already been given a head start and impress your team's coach. Highly recommended for beginners.
Course Code: Intro
Refresher Course - Spring Warm-up.
If you have played before, a refresher course before the outdoor season starts is ideal. Recap the basic skills and then some from professional trainers & certified coaches. We'll recap on dribbling, passing, shooting (kicking), throw-ins & heading. When the summer starts, you're ready to go. Recommended for most returning players.
Course Code: Refresher
Advanced Training - Training for the experienced player.
If you played Recreational and was one of the better players or you played in All-Star (or a higher level), advance your dribbling and kicking skills to the next level. Professional trainers & certified coaches will teach some more advanced techniques in dribbling and kicking (and then some). When the summer starts, you'll have one up on the competition. Recommended for athletic players.
Course Code: Advanced
Bend it Kicking - Learn to kick a ball like David Beckham.
One of the most important skills to master in soccer is kicking the ball. Accuracy is everything. Bend it Kicking Clinics will teach players the skill of kicking. David Beckham is famous for his ability to accurately kick the ball. Players will learn fancy kicks like bending the ball (aka banana kick), bicycle kicks, volleys and more. They will also learn tactics for free kicks (direct & indirect), penalty kicks, corner kicks and goal kicks. Skills will be taught for kicking a dead ball (ball not in motion) and live ball (ball in motion). Technique will be taught how to kick a rolling ball, a bouncing ball and a ball in flight.
Course Code: Bend it
World Cup Dribbling Clinics - Learn to dribble the ball like a Brazilian in the World Cup.
If you want to be a talented soccer player - learn to dribble. No country shows off like the Brazilians when it comes to dribbling. Maybe it all started with the legendary Pele. You don't have to be a professional to do cuts, hooks, turns, tricks, sweeps and feints. Those are some of the styles of dribbling moves you'll learn. We'll have our professional trainers teach you famous moves like the Ronaldinho Gaucho, the Cruyff Turn, the Nutmeg, Ronaldo's Step-Over and the Sombrero. Whatever your nationality, you need to learn to dribble with confidence and instincts. Once you've learned the steps, learn to maneuver with flair and grace. Feel good, look great and be a champion.
Course Code: Dribbling
Strikers - It's a goooooal!
Of all the positions in soccer, it's undoubtedly the striker that gets the most attention. The fame and glory of scoring is a fantastic rush. Strikers don't just stand there waiting for the pass. There's a lot of know-how to be a striker. You need to know where to be and when, how to dribble through your opponents and of course how to shoot the ball into the net. Learn how from professional trainers and certified coaches.
Course Code: Strikers
Defending (& Attacking) - You can't lose if no goals are scored against you.
Defending is arguably more important that attacking. If you don't let any goals in through good defending, the worst you can do is tie the game. However, a strong offense with a weak defense could have both teams scoring many goals & ultimately, the team with the best defense shall win. Learn to defend, starting in 1v1 situations, adding in pressure, cover & support. Once the ball is in possession, you now become the attacker & learn penetration & mobility.
Course Code: Defending
Freestyling Clinics - Learn to juggle the ball like Ronaldinho.
What is freestyling? It's also known as keep-ups. It's the art of keeping the ball off the ground (generally speaking). Kicking it, heading it, bouncing it off any part of your body, balancing it on your foot, face or back, performing tricks, etc. Why learn to juggle a soccer ball? Freestyling helps players with balance and controlling the ball to give players a better sense of touch in games. It also looks very cool.
Course Code: Freestyle
Keeper Clinics - Learn to save shots like a professional.
Goalkeepers are the last line of defense in the game of soccer. Keepers are the leaders of the team. They can see the whole field unlike any other player. Team communication is paramount. Professional goalkeepers will be teaching keepers proper techniques for diving, catching & blocking. You'll learn positioning & angles, corners & crosses, breakaways & chips, high & low balls, free kicks & penalty kicks, dealing with rebounds & recovery, decision making & common mistakes. Goalkeepers will improve their confidence and be physically & psychologically better prepared.
Course Code: Keepers
Soccer Agility & Fitness - Playing at the speed of soccer!
Any great soccer player needs to be in great physical condition. The playing field is big and the average player travels several kilometers every game. It's not just about cardio. Sharp turns and cat-like reflexes are important in tight situations. Quick starts, sudden change of movement, pristine balance and coordination. No player is complete without the agility of a true player. In this course, players will learn to control the ball with quick changes in speed and direction while being maintaining balance and coordination.
Course Code: Agility
FREE CLINICS FOR MOM & DAD,
COACHES, REFEREES AND THE CURIOUS
Members can take as many of these clinics as they wish including one of the clinics from above.
Soccer Mom, Soccer Dad - You don't have to have a mini van.
As a new or returning soccer family, you may wonder more about what you are getting into. What's your commitment, what's your options, what are parents expected to do during games and practices, what about snacks, who's my child's coach, how should we behave, what should we expect? We'll answer many of the questions and sum up the season for you. To be honest, we'd love to meet you before the season starts. FREE to any member.
Course Code: Parents
Introduction to Coaching Youth Soccer - For first time coaches & assistant coaches.
So you are taking the first step to becoming a coach, or you are thinking about it. Congratulations and thank you. Non-profit youth clubs like Just For Kicks Soccer Club relies on parents and other volunteers to help run the teams. JFK will teach the coaches what's needed to run a team. It actually isn't difficult at all. Once you've gotten through a couple of games, it's all a repetitive routine. We'll teach you the necessary skills for the appropriate age group and skill level you are coaching. This particular course is just an quick introduction to coaching and is highly recommended to any first time coach. We'll have many free coaching clinics that get into more details. FREE to any member.
Course Code: Coaching
Refereeing Youth Soccer.
Without referees, it just a bunch of people kicking the ball around like it's recess. Referees bring order to the game. They make the game run smooth and fair. It can be the toughest job at times, but learning how to deal with those tough situations is what makes a good referee. This is the introduction to refereeing for any one considering to be a referee. This clinic is free to any one over the age of 13 years old. FREE to any member.
Course Code: Refereeing
Offsides for Players, Coaches, Linesmen and Referees.
The most frustrating rule to properly understand is the offside rule. As simple as the rule actually is, it is the center of most controversy in the game of soccer. The clinic will show what exactly is and isn't an offside, as well as how to use this rule to your advantage like the famous offside trap. Coaches, referees, linesmen and parents are free to attend this clinic. FREE to any member.
Course Code: Offsides
All of these clinics are at:
David & Mary Thomson CI School 2740 Lawrence Avenue East between Midland & Brimley.
Gym 1 is at the front of the school, Gym 2 to is at the back west side of the school.
All members must enter the school via the front doors.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER VIA EMAIL OR PHONE WHICH CLINIC YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.
Please state the participant's full name, your main phone number, email and which course in the following manner: Name, Course Code (with U) and the course date.
Example: Mike Myers 416-555-5425 U6-7 Intro April 22.
2012 - DATES & TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN APRIL.
Other clinics not listed above are NOT available (or the date has passed).
Created by: Just For Kicks Soccer -- Last updated:Mar 18, 2012