Developmental Team Division (Pre K – 2nd Grade)
Altitude FC Developmental Program aims to provide youth soccer players with high quality coaching focusing on motor, technical, and life skill development in a small-sided games context (3 v 3 and 4 v 4), 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 3-14. 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 child is assigned to an age group based on the grade of the player.
The Altitude FC Pre K – 2nd Grade DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM DIVISION is designed to provide an opportunity for young players to now learn the basic technical skills necessary to progress in the game. Successful development of technical skills such as dribbling, turning with ball, first touch on the ball, etc. creates confidence on the field and prepares players for their next level of play. Altitude FC ensures a fun, safe, and professional training environment which fosters enjoyment and a hopefully a life-long love for the game.
At this age the players will continue to use a #3 size soccer balls. They’ll work with a volunteer coach who will be trained by Altitude FC Staff, and guided by the Developmental Director of Coaching. Practice times and location vary by coach. Please be sure to list your preferences when registering. Volunteers needed! Email ED Mark Burfeind 303.679.9222.
The Developmental Division includes a 1-hour practice session 1-2 times per week conducted by volunteer coaches. The focus is to associate fun with soccer and exercise. 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, 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 3v3 or 4v4 for games during the last 30 minutes of the practice session.
The Developmental Pre k – 2nd Grade league will play games on the following Saturdays at Bergen Meadow Elementary between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Make-up days will be the following Sunday at the same time and location.
All players for the 2017-2018 season will need to be equipped in the Altitude Nike jersey appropriate for their age and level. Each player will need his/her own appropriate sized soccer ball (#3 for Pre K – 2nd Grade and #4 for 3rd – 4th Grade—they will use size #4 until age U13), shin guards, cleats.
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
Practice: Coaches will contact their teams about practices.
Cost: Pre K and K: Fall or Spring Only $140 . Fall and Spring $230
Cost: 1st and 2nd Grade: Fall or Spring Only $145. Fall and Spring $240
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