Alexandria Soccer

Ball Mastery Classes 1st & 2nd Grade

Age appropriate skills training with ASA professional coaches

1st & 2nd Grade Ball Mastery Program


What is 1st and 2nd Grade Ball Mastery?

ASA professional coaches focus on proper techniques around dribbling and ball control, passing and receiving, technical games and individual creativity. Players are strongly encouraged to participate in the Recreational League while using Bally mastery to supplement their team practice. This program helps kids get more touches on the ball, get to know new kids and gives them the opportunity to work with ASA professional staff coaches. 

The 6-week program, offered each fall and spring, will consist of technical training sessions, small-sided games, and play dates.

  • Technical training: coaches will run age-appropriate training sessions
  • Small-sided soccer games: Players will finish each session by dividing into teams to play small sided soccer games with individual and team focuses
  • 1 to 2 games per season vs. Junior Academy teams


We are proud to have many of our Junior Academy and Academy coaches working with your kids and providing a high quality and fun learning soccer environment.



1st and 2nd-grade kids (boys and girls) have to be born between 1/1/2013 - 12/31/2011


Ball Mastery sessions are offered in the fall and spring of each year (coinciding with the Rec soccer seasons).

Hour-long training sessions will take place once a week for six weeks (for the pre-season ball mastery session the schedule is five training sessions over three weeks). It is highly recommended that kids in the ball mastery program also play on a Recreational Soccer team to continue building skills and gaining game experience. The Ball Mastery practice should not interfere with a player’s weekly Rec team practice.

Spring 2020 ~

Recreational Preseason Ball Mastery 3/9- 3/26 | 6 Sessions (3 weeks)

  • Monday's and Thursday's
  • 5:35 - 6:35 pm


  • Simpson (426 E Monroe Ave Alexandria VA) 


  • $125
  • Financial assistance is available

Recreational IN-Season Ball Mastery | 3/30 - 5/18 | 6 Sessions | (6 Weeks)

  • Monday's 

    • 3/30; 4/20; 4/27; 5/4; 5/11; 5/18 Simpson (5:35 - 6:35 pm) 

  • Thursday's 

    • 4/2; 4/16; 4/23; 4/30; 5/7; 5/14 | Simpson (5:35 - 6:35 pm) 


Simpson Field: 426 E Monroe Ave Alexandria VA


  • $125

  • Financial assistance is available



Please Note

  • The 1st and 2nd Grade Ball Mastery Program is NOT a recreational soccer team.
  • 1st and 2nd Grade Ball Mastery is a supplemental training session that ASA coaches recommend in addition to the recreational soccer league if players are interested in receiving technical training from ASA professional coaches.
  • To sign up for the recreational soccer league, which includes teams that play games each weekend and practice during the week, visit our recreational league homepage.

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