Soccer Genome’s 2v2 Minis Development Series

Our priority as an academy is development. So why not start developing at the earliest stage? Soccer Genome is excited to announce our new program that targets youth development from ages 5-8. During this period, the curiosity and constant need for enjoyment for the sport begins, which provides the perfect opportunity to start developing skills and fueling the passion for soccer. The skills mostly used during this age group are dribbling and shooting. Kids at this age have a more difficult time incorporating teammates and making complex in game decisions. SG sees an opportunity in this by providing an environment where players and teams succeed while players approach the game in a way that makes sense to them!  Children at this age only want to do one thing, SCORE. We see this as a perfect moment to begin fine-tuning and sharpening dribbling and shooting skills, while the kids continue to grow passion and understanding for the game. On top of this, teams sizes of 2v2 will allow students more opportunity to dribble without worrying about mass cluttering on the field. Each student will have tons of time on the ball to allow for growth in dribbling and striking.

This design of this program has been taken from a country that has thrived within youth development for the last decade. Some of the best prospects in all of the world have been coming from Belgium over the last few years. SG is excited to bring new ideas to the US that have been proven to help players develop and fall in love with the beautiful game! 

 

See this game in action here:


Age Requirements

5 - 8 years old

Coed

 

Location

Soccer Genome

9101 Durant Rd

Raleigh, NC

 

Schedule:

January 7th - March 11th

Saturdays 1-4pm

8 Games

 

Equipment

Indoor or outdoor cleats

Shin guards

Water


 

Rules

  • 5 and 6 year old division

  • 7 and 8 year old division

  • 2v2 games in a 15x25 yard pitch

  • 3 x 10 minute periods with 3 minute breaks

  • One field player and one butterfly keeper allowed to handle the ball in his defensive 3rd of the field

  • No kick-ins, players dribble the ball in from the line. Players must give person dribbling the ball in at least 3 yards of space

  • No corner kicks

  • Kick ins from the center after a goal. Ball can go forward or backwards

 

Structure

  • Parents are responsible for:

    • Forming rosters of 3-4

    • Emailing soccergenome@gmail.com with team name

    • Providing jerseys for the teams
    • Subbing players in and out (all playing time should be equal)

  • SG is responsible for:

    • One ref/coach at each match

    • Equipment and field set up 

    • Scheduling of games (8 games)

Payment Information

Option 1: Online payment using the payment steps below. 

Option 2: Check payment. Made out to Soccer Genome. Brought/mailed to 9101 Durant Rd

 

Per Player Cost for 8 Games

$125


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Step 1:

Email soccergenome@gmail.com with your team name.

SG will add your team to the registration list.

 

Step 2: 

Have each player on your team use the registration link below

 

Step 3: 

Online Payment

or pay by check. Made out to Soccer Genome! 

Step 4:

Schedule will be released on January 3rd