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 — 8th 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. 

 

Spring 2022 Ball Mastery

PRE-Season Ball Mastery

PreK-2nd Grade
$ 135 per player
  • March 15 - March 31 (6 sessions)
  • PreK — 6th grade
  • Tuesdays AND Thursdays
  • 5:40-6:40pm
  • Simpson Field (426 E. Monroe Ave)

IN-Season Ball Mastery

PreK-2nd Grade
$ 135 per player
  • April 5 - May 19 (6 sessions)
  • Off the week of spring break (April 12 & 14)
  • PreK — 2nd grade
  • Tuesdays OR Thursdays (select day at checkout)
  • 5:40-6:40pm
  • Simpson Field (426 E. Monroe Ave)

PRE-Season Ball Mastery Schedule

DateDaySessionLocation
March 15TuesdaySession 1Simpson Field
March 17ThursdaySession 2Simpson Field
March 22TuesdaySession 3Simpson Field
March 24ThursdaySession 4Simpson Field
March 29TuesdaySession 5Simpson Field
March 31ThursdaySession 6Simpson Field

IN-Season Ball Mastery Schedule

DateDaySessionLocation
April 5 & 7Tuesday | ThursdaySession 1Simpson Field
April 19 & 21Tuesday | ThursdaySession 2Simpson Field
April 26 & 28Tuesday | ThursdaySession 3Simpson Field
May 3 & 5Tuesday | ThursdaySession 4Simpson Field
May 10 & 12Tuesday | ThursdaySession 5Simpson Field
May 17 & 19Tuesday | 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 - 8th grade

3rd - 6th graders can participate in Options 1, 2 or 3
7th & 8th graders can participate in Option 3 only

The Alexandria Growth Program (AGP) bridges the experience between the Recreational League and Academy programs for 3rd – 8th 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 6 games per season!

 

Alexandria Growth Program (AGP)

March 15 - May 19

Option 1

3rd - 6th Grade
$ 280 per player
  • 9 practices [Wednesday OR Thursday] + 6 games
  • Wednesday: 5-6pm
    Thursday: 5:40 - 6:40pm
  • Simpson Field (426 E. Monroe Ave)
  • 7 games in the Metro Community League
  • Program coincides with the Rec League season

Option 2

3rd - 6th Grade
$ 460 per player
  • 18 practices [Wednesday AND Thursday] + 6 games
  • Wednesday: 5-6pm
    Thursday: 5:40 - 6:40pm
  • Simpson Field (426 E. Monroe Ave)
  • 7 games in the Metro Community League
  • Program coincides with the Rec League season

Option 3

3rd - 8th Grade
$ 180 per player
  • 9 practices [Wednesday OR Thursday] | No games included
  • Wednesday: 5-6pm
    Thursday: 5:40 - 6:40pm
  • Simpson Field (426 E. Monroe Ave)
  • Program coincides with the Rec League season

AGP Schedule

The first game will be played on Sunday, April 3rd.

Date (Wednesday / Thursday)WeeksLocation
March 16 & 17Week 1Simpson Field
March 23 & 24Week 2Simpson Field
March 30 & 31Week 3Simpson Field
April 6 & 7Week 4Simpson Field
April 13 & 14OFF FOR SPRING BREAK
April 20 & 21Week 5Simpson Field
April 27 & 28Week 6Simpson Field
May 4 & 5Week 7Simpson Field
May 11 & 12Week 8Simpson Field