Academy Council Members Needed
The Academy Council is looking for a New Members. The council meets at Chinowith and Cohen Realtors the 2nd Sunday of the month at 7pm. If interested contact a committe member for more details.
Current Council Members are:
Justin Phillip, Angela Force, Michelle Cochrane, Ali Carson and Sarah Livingston.
Next Meeting - January 13th 2013
U8-U11 REGISTRATION: $250
($75 registration fee plus 5 months of training fees at $35 per month)
U6-U7 REGISTRATION: $215
($75 registration fee plus 4 months of training fees at $35 per month)
MAIL IN REGISTRATION TO:
NEOFC Academy, P.O. Box 228, Owasso, OK 74055
Checks payable to NEOFC.
Covers player registration, insurance, ODL league fees & coach's training fees for 1 season (4 months.) Fees are collected in full at registration. Players will not be registered, placed on an official NEOFC Roster or allowed to play in academy league games until all registration materials and fees are received.
The NEOFC uniform is intended to last a player throughout his/her entire Academy career. Players are not required to purchase a new uniform each season. The uniform kit includes: Royal Home jersey, White Away Jersey, 1 Pair Royal Shorts & 1 Pair Royal Socks. Additional socks, uniform pieces and optional logowear items are available for purchase via NEOFC's Soccer.com online uniform ordering system.
Once a team's registration is complete, Soccer.com will send each player an email with their personal log in to the NEOFC online ordering site. Parents will order and submit payment online and uniforms will be shipped directly to the player.
NEOFC ACADEMY COACHING ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2012-13
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WHAT IS THE NEOFC ACADEMY?
In the Academy, our focus is player development. Our goal is to give young players the tools and knowledge so they are best prepared to play competitively when they reach U-11's. This includes training under professional coaches and playing in a more challenging environment on a consistent weekly and seasonal basis. The Academy does not conduct tryouts. It is designed for players who love the game and are ready for a challenge and higher level of commitment beyond recreational soccer.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing your athlete!
NEOFC Academy Director
Q & A
WHO CAN & SHOULD REGISTER?
Players who have the desire and commitment to train and who are ready for increased challenges the Academy presents.
ARE THERE TRYOUTS?
There are no tryouts for the NEOFC Academy. However, players are strongly encouraged to attend an introductory training session either set up through the coach or the introductory sessions offered pre-season. There are also open Academy training sessions for all ages offered on Saturdays during the season. These are open to any Academy player or player who is interested in joining the Academy.
These introduction sessions are crucial to help the parent and player determine if the environment is best suited for the player’s overall development. Every athlete needs to experience challenges as well as successes and training must be developmentally appropriate to maximize his or her development.
HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED?
In the first season of Academy, players are placed into a "player pool" that trains and competes in matches. Players are divided into teams based on their abilities and developmental progress. Team format depends on the number of players. If there are too many players for one team and not enough to form two teams, two teams will be formed for league play. It will then be up to the coaching staff for each team and the actual number of players on whether or not the group will practice together.
CAN MY ATHLETE COMPETE WITH HIS FRIENDS WHO ARE IN AN OLDER AGE GROUP?
We recommend players start with the Academy at their appropriate age group. However, with player development as our focus, there are some cases where players will move between teams. This decision will be made by the age group coaches based on the player’s best interest.
HOW MANY TIMES/WEEK DOES THE ACADEMY TRAIN?
Teams in the Academy practice twice weekly for approximately 1-1½ hours per session.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RECREATIONAL SOCCER AND THE NEOFC ACADEMY?
There is a place for both! The focus of recreational soccer is fun and players are guaranteed equal playing time. Recreational soccer is also the beginning stage of where fundamental skills are introduced and taught. The Academy is designed to help develop and refine those fundamental skills. The Academy is also geared toward players who want to commit to training to develop their game. Of course, training is still fun (otherwise, why would they play?!) Yet there are added challenges to increase player development.
HOW MUCH PLAYING TIME WILL MY ATHLETE GET?
This is determined by the individual coach and will vary based on training attendance, punctuality, attitude during practices and games, etc. Our league, ODL, requires every player receive a minimum of 25% of each game.
WHEN IS THE ACADEMY SEASON?
A typical spring season lasts February-May. A typical fall season lasts July-November. Seasons will vary according to tournaments entered and individual coaches’ preferences.
WHO CAN COACH FOR THE NEOFC ACADEMY?
Every coach in the NEOFC Academy has or is working toward a national coaching license and has coaching experience. If interested, please contact NEOFC Director, Justin Phillip at email@example.com .
WHAT IS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT?
Our goal in the Academy is to develop players to reach their full potential. Soccer is not a game where coaches provide players answers to every problem they encounter on the field. Players must be taught to be creative problem solvers. They must think and feel for themselves. They learn this through repetition-the more they play the game, the better they should get. For more on player development, go to: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/Blog.asp?topic_id=3
WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE ACADEMY PLAY GAMES?
All league games are held at the Union Soccer Complex at 3801 S. 136th East Avenue in Tulsa on Sundays.
PREPARING FOR THE NEXT LEVEL...
The NOEFC Academy is open to all U7-U10 players in the Tulsa area and its surrounding communities. The Academy’s purpose is to provide advanced skill training to young soccer players in a fun, but focused environment.
At the NEOFC Academy, our primary goal is player development. We strive to give young players the tools and knowledge to prepare them for future competitive play at the U11 age group. This preparation includes training under professional coaches and playing in a more challenging environment on a consistent weekly and seasonal basis.
THE BRIDGE BETWEEN RECREATIONAL AND COMPETITIVE SOCCER
Our Academy is not for every player. It is designed for those players who love soccer, have the desire and commitment to train and who are ready for the additional challenges the Academy presents. It is not for those players who find recreational soccer difficult. Teams typically train twice weekly and play games on Sundays at the Union Soccer Fields. (For more information regarding league play and location, please see our Q & A section.) Most teams attend both local and away tournaments.
Jump Rope Warm Up: 5-10 minutes
- Player should try and be light on his/her feet and jump continuously (i.e. not take two hops between rope rotations).
- Player may get tired and need rest. Try 45 seconds of jumping with 15 seconds of rest. Repeat for 5-10 minutes.
Once player learns technique and builds endurance, try advanced jump rope techniques:
- Side to Side Jumping (Slalom)
- Single Leg Jumping
- Alternate Leg Jumping
- Jumping Jacks
- Scissor Jumping (One Leg in Front of Other and Switch)
- Two Quick Rotations for Every Jump
Jumping rope is an excellent way to build cardiovascular endurance and quickness.
FAST FOOTWORK/COEVERS (MOVES): 1 minute/drill=15 minutes
- Inside Roll—Roll the ball across your body from outside to inside with the inside and sole of one foot and stop the ball with the inside of the other foot.
- Outside Roll—Roll the ball across your body from inside to outside with the outside and sole of the foot and stop the ball with the inside of the same foot.
- Side to Side Push-Pull (What I call the Triangle)—Tap ball back and forth with the inside of feet, push ball forward with one foot and pull it back with the sole of the opposite foot.
- Side to Side Front Roll—Tap ball back and forth with inside of feet, push ball slightly forward, then pull the ball across your body with the front part of the sole.
- Pull Instep Push—Push ball forward and pull it back with the sole, then tap ball forward with the instep of the same foot. (Change feet each repetition.)
- Pull a Vee—Push the ball forward and pull it back with the sole of the foot while turning and then take the ball with the inside of the same foot.
- Pull and Take with the Outside of Foot—Push the ball forward and pull the ball back with the sole then push the ball diagonally forward with the outside of the foot. (Think of doing an upside down A.)
- Pull and Roll Behind—Push the ball forward and pull the ball back with the sole of the foot, then pass the ball behind the standing leg with the inside of the foot. Control the ball with the sole of the other foot.
- Inside of Foot Turn—Push ball forward, move past ball and turn toward ball. Take it with the inside of the foot in the opposite direction. (This is a basic cut with the inside of the foot.)
- Outside of Foot Turn—Push ball forward, move past the ball and turn toward the ball while taking it with the outside of the foot in the opposite direction. (This is a basic cut with the outside of the foot.)
- Cruyff—Push the ball forward, fake kick with the inside of foot, but instead pull the ball behind the standing leg and change directions.
- Stepover Turn—Push ball forward, step over the ball with one foot, turn toward the ball and take it in the opposite direction.
- Scissors—Starting with the ball to one side, step over or in front of the ball with your leg that’s closest to the ball so that the ball ends up on the other side of you. Take the ball in the opposite direction with the outside of the other foot.
- Kick over Ball—Kick over the ball with the inside of the foot then pull it back with the sole of the same foot.
- Hip Swivel—Fake with the inside of one foot by swiveling the hips toward the ball, then reverse direction and take the ball with the inside of the other foot.