Recreation

/Ball Mastery and Alexandria Growth Program

Supplementary Training Programs

Practice makes progress

These programs are designed to expose young players to the structure and learning environment set by professional coaches. Ball Mastery & Alexandria Growth Program (AGP) help players enhance their soccer knowledge and skills while building a solid technical foundation and love for the game.

PRE-Season Ball Mastery

PreK — 2nd grade

Ball Mastery

PreK — 2nd grade

Alexandria Growth program

3rd — 6th grade

Pre-Season & In-Season Ball Mastery

Extra practice sessions before the season starts & During the Rec Season

Ball Mastery participants work on soccer skills in a productive and fun learning environment with professional coaches.

Ball Mastery is offered in the fall and spring to Rec League players as an additional practice per week with professional ASA coaches. 

Pre-season Ball Mastery is an accelerated season to prepare kids for the kickoff of the Rec League. Open to PreK-2nd graders. In-season Ball Mastery provides an extra practice per week for PreK-2nd graders who are interested in getting extra touches on the ball. 

The primary objective of Ball Mastery is to create a learning environment that is both productive and fun. ASA strives to create a framework for children to learn how to train and follow directions while have fun learning the game. ASA’s focus is on improving general coordination and body awareness, improving individual ball control and dribbling skills, introducing passing concepts and fostering creativity. 

 

Fall 2022 Ball Mastery

PRE-Season Ball Mastery

PreK-2nd Grade
$ 135 per player
  • August 23 - September 8 (6 sessions)
  • PreK — 2nd grade
  • Tuesdays AND Thursdays
  • 5:45-6:45pm
  • Simpson Field (426 E. Monroe Ave)

IN-Season Ball Mastery

PreK-2nd Grade
$ 135 per player
  • September 13 - October 20 (6 sessions)
  • PreK — 2nd grade
  • Tuesdays OR Thursdays (select day at checkout)
  • 5:45-6:45pm
  • Simpson Field (426 E. Monroe Ave)

PRE-Season Ball Mastery Schedule

DateDaySessionLocation
August 23TuesdaySession 1Fort Ward Field
August 25ThursdaySession 2Fort Ward Field
August 30TuesdaySession 3Simpson Field
September 1ThursdaySession 4Simpson Field
September 6TuesdaySession 5Simpson Field
September 8ThursdaySession 6Simpson Field

IN-Season Ball Mastery Schedule

DateDaySessionLocation
September 13 & 15Tuesday | ThursdaySession 1Simpson Field
September 20 & 22Tuesday | ThursdaySession 2Simpson Field
September 27 & 29Tuesday | ThursdaySession 3Simpson Field
October 4 & 6Tuesday | ThursdaySession 4Simpson Field
October 11 & 13Tuesday | ThursdaySession 5Simpson Field
October 18 & 20Tuesday | ThursdaySession 6Simpson Field
Alexandria Growth Program (AGP)

Bridging Rec League and Academy Programs

AGP focuses on individual and small group development drills to increase kids' technical skills and understanding of the game.

3rd - 6th grade

3rd - 6th graders can participate in Options 1, 2 or 3

The Alexandria Growth Program (AGP) bridges the experience between the Recreational League and Academy programs for 3rd – 6th graders. The AGP is for players interested in trying out for the Academy in the future OR for kids looking for an extra practice + game per week in a professional environment. AGP focuses on individual and small group development drills to increase kids’ technical skills and understanding of the game. 

ASA will group participants into teams that will compete against Rec+ teams from other clubs in the area. There will be 8 games per season!

 

Alexandria Growth Program (AGP)

Fall Only — Kicks Off Week of 8/29

Option 1

3rd - 6th Grade
$ 300 per player
  • 11 practices [Wednesday OR Thursday]
  • Simpson Field
  • 8 games in the Metro Community League

Option 2

3rd - 6th Grade
$ 480 per player
  • 22 practices [Wednesday AND Thursday]
  • Simpson Field
  • 8 games in the Metro Community League

Option 3

3rd - 6th Grade
$ 180 per player
  • 11 practices [Tuesdays OR Wednesdays]
  • Simpson Field
  • NO GAMES included with this option

Full Year (Fall & Spring)
Fall kicks off the week of 8/29

Option 1

3rd - 6th Grade
$ 560 per player
  • 11 practices [Wednesday OR Thursday] per season
  • Simpson Field
  • 8 games in the Metro Community League each season

Option 2

3rd - 6th Grade
$ 900 per player
  • 22 practices [Wednesday AND Thursday] per season
  • Simpson Field
  • 8 games in the Metro Community League each season

AGP Schedule (begins week of 8/29)

OPTION 1: 

  • Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm @ GW Middle School
  • Thursdays 5:40-6:40pm @ Simpson

 

OPTION 2:

  • Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm @ GW Middle School
  • Thursdays 5:40-6:40pm @ Simpson

 

OPTION 3:

  • Tuesdays 5:40-6:40pm @ Simpson
  • Wednesday 5:15-6:15pm @ GW Middle School

 

Please note that one game and one practice may be cancelled per season due to weather. If more than one game or one practice is cancelled due to weather we will attempt to provide makeup dates.