Altitude FC Developmental Programs aim to provide youth soccer players with high quality coaching focusing on motor, technical, and life skill development in a small-sided games context within a fun, nurturing environment. Altitude FC Developmental Soccer Program closely follows the vision outlined by United States Youth Soccer as we create an environment that promotes individual player growth and development.
Altitude FC provides opportunities for children of various developmental abilities and soccer levels. The Development Program serves players aged 3-13. All practices and leagues games are in the Evergreen/Mountain area. The current structure has options for the beginning soccer player and also for kids with some experience. A player is assigned to a team based on the grade they will be in.
At this age the players will use the size #4 soccer balls. They’ll work with a volunteer coach that will be trained by Altitude FC Staff, and guided by Staff Coaches. Practice times and location vary by coach. Please be sure to list your preferences when registering. Volunteers for coaching are needed!
The Mountain Division entails a 1-hour practice session twice a week conducted by volunteer coaches. The focus is to associate fun with soccer and exercise, while also teaching basic positioning. For the first 30-45 minutes of the session, the focus is on the development of technical skills such as dribbling, turning with ball, first touch on the ball, passing, etc. which will help create confidence on the field and prepares players for their next level of play. Players will then be divided into developmentally appropriate groups for 4v4 or 7v7 scrimmages (when numbers allow) games during the last 30 minutes of the practice session.
The Mountain Division will play 7v7 (includes a goalkeeper) games on 8 Saturdays at Bergen Valley Elementary or Marshdale between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Make-up days will be the following Sunday same location and time.
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
When (Games Fall): Saturday’s (8 Games) – 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28.
When (Games Spring): Saturday’s (8 Games) – 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, Sunday 5/20.
Where (Games): Bergen Meadow Elementary, Graham Field, or Marsdale Turf Fields.
Practice: Coaches will contact their teams about practices.
Cost: 3rd and 4th Grade: Fall or Spring Only $165. Fall and Spring $280
Uniform Order Link: Click Here to Order Uniforms
Each player will need his/her own size#4 soccer ball (they will use size #4 until age U13), shin guards, cleats. Each player will need an Nike Altitude kit.