ASA Summer Soccer Series
WHAT IS SUMMER SOCCER?
ASA does not offer soccer leagues in the summer, but we do offer professional training in the form of week-long evening sessions. ASA summer soccer series is a fun, yet challenging environment where youth can play in a relaxed atmosphere while strengthening their physical, mental, and technical skills. Led by ASA Technical Director, Tommy Park, the series also provides an invaluable opportunity for players to be evaluated by an excellent team of highly qualified coaches.
ASA has the following options open for registration.
Recreation Summer Soccer (Ages 5-13)
Recreation Summer Soccer will introduce our youngest players to a challenging and age/ability appropriate progressions in a professional environment. The focus is on learning in a fun and positive setting set by our USSF/NSCAA certified coaching staff.
Monday, July 29th - Thursday, August 1st
Monday, August 5th - Thursday, August 8th
Ages 5-6| 5:30-7:00pm
Ages 7-13| 5:30-8:00pm
Cost: Ages 5 and 6 - $115 | Ages 7-11 $145
Advanced Summer Training (Ages 8-14)
Open specifically to the competitive level ("travel") player. The training weeks lead right up to the competitive/travel league seasons. Players will be sharp and crisp for the Fall season!
Monday, August 5th - Thursday, August 8th ("Strikers" training)
Monday, August 12th - Thursday, August 15th (Technical training)
All Ages 5:30-8:00pm
Cost for Ages 8-14: $165
The Strikers week is specifically designed to improve players’ overall technical ability and confidence to finish chances on goal. The program will focus on teaching players the necessary technical skills of properly striking, slotting, volleying and creatively putting the ball in the back of the net. In addition, our dedicated group of professional coaches will utilize unique attack-oriented activities to simulate game situations, including: crossing and finishing, receiving & turning, 1 v 1’s and a variety of combination play. Players will gain an increased understanding of attacking play in and around the goal while building a strong self-confidence in creating and scoring goals. The program is open to our most motivated and dedicated players that want to improve.
The Technical training week is geared towards players in the U9 to U14 age groups. The Advanced training session will be open only to travel/premiere/select players. This is different than the previous Advanced Training structure. Players will be grouped by age and ability to foster the most appropriate and specific training for each player. Advanced technical and tactical concepts will be introduced and executed in small-sided environments.
Summer Soccer Series weeks (2013) will be held at SIMPSON FIELDS (426 E. Monroe Avenue)
U7 and older:
Dynamic Warm up: 5:40-6:00pm
Technical Stations: 6:00-7:00pm
Fun skill building activities: 5:40-6:30pm
Mini Games: 6:30-7:00pm
Click here to register online, or visit the soccer office (1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314) to register in person. You may also print the registration form (found here) and mail, with payment (made payable to ASA) to:
PO Box 25996
Alexandria, VA 22313
ASA Technical Director Tommy Park
Tommy Park was a regional NSCAA All-American at University of Mary Washington where he excelled in both soccer and lacrosse. His coaching experiences include coach of the SAC U-19 Region I premier team. SAC named him Travel Coach of the Year in 2009 after his team entered the top 10 rankings nationally and all rostered players moved on to play collegiate soccer. He enters his seventh year at nationally recognized DeMatha High School as a varsity coach, was the on-site camp director for D.C. United for seven years and an assistant coach of D.C. United’s Super-20 Team from 2008-2011. Tommy was named Executive Director and Technical Director of Alexandria Soccer in the Fall of 2011 where he oversees programming for 3,000+ youth. He has his MPS in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University. Tommy is a USSF "A" and "National Youth" licensed coach.