What is Junior Nationals?
Junior Nationals is a recreational soccer program designed for youth ages 3-10 years old to learn and develop soccer skills such as foot skills, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Each session is led by professional soccer trainers that have experience in teaching the fundamentals of soccer. Not only are they skilled in communicating soccer technique, they create a fun, welcoming environment where learning can take place.
The Junior Nationals program may vary slightly in each area but they will all include age-appropriate instruction on at least one day per week, and players will receive small-sided game experience during training sessions to try out their new skills in a challenging and fun environment. In addition, some areas include actual game experience on a second day each week. More specific details are available on each location's website page.
Most importantly, these programs incorporate some “fun” to enhance the learning experience for your children.
WHAT TYPES OF TRAINERS ARE USED FOR THESE PROGRAMS?
These programs are led by professional soccer trainers that have experience in teaching the fundamentals of soccer. Not only are they skilled in communicating soccer technique, they create a fun, welcoming environment where learning can take place.
HOW ARE PAYMENTS MADE FOR THESE PROGRAMS?
These programs are to be paid with debit/credit card or electronic check via our SportsEngine website. There is a registration link on each location's page in the Junior Nationals section of the website.
WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO WEAR AND BRING WITH THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE PROGRAMS?
Each player should wear athletic attire, such as shorts and a t-shirt for warmer days and sweats for cooler days.
Shin guards and cleats are highly encouraged for players ages 6 and up. Younger players may wear traditional gym shoes.
Players should bring a soccer ball. Any size will do, but ideally a size 3 for ages 3-7 and a size 4 for ages 8-12.
Most importantly! Please bring plenty of water for your soccer player(s) to stay hydrated!
WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Contact the Program Directors:
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I FEEL MY CHILD IS READY FOR TRAVEL/SELECT SOCCER?
Contact the local Program Director who will connect you with the Nationals coach assigned to the travel/select team.