Training Schedule & Additonal Training Clincs
Spring 2020 In-Season Training
Our in-season training program includes 3 required team training sessions per week for our older age groups, and 2 per week for our younger age groups. In addition, we offer optional skill and development clinics (see below).
|Fall Training Program||Age Groups|
|Weekly Schedule||2012-2011 Players||2010-2009 Players||2008-2007 Players||2006-2003 Players|
|On Field Team Training||2||2||3||3|
|Age Group Virtual Clinics||2||2||2||2|
|Team Virtual Training||-||-||1||1|
|DOC Virtual Tactical Talk||(once/month)||(once/month)||(once/month)||(once/month)|
Throughout the year, Mavericks Soccer Club ensures that our players receive the very best technical skill training through a variety of additional clinics and training programs. These clinics and programs are designed to develop and improve all players technical skills which are essential to the foundations of all soccer players. Through high level instruction from Mavericks Soccer Clubs professional coaching staff these clinics ensure that our players are continually given the tools to improve their technical skills in a fun and rewarding environment.
Early Bird Academy
Each week (Monday through Thursday) during the season Mavericks hosts a 30-minutes open play program for all of our Mavericks players in the U8-U12 age groups.
The Early Bird Academy runs from 3:30-4:00 pm at the Gabe fields.
The Early Bird Academy emphasizes "unstructured free play" which means that the kids will have the opportunity to play small sided games with limited instruction. The benefits of this type of play are massive for their development. It provides them with a chance to get more game-related technical development, it encourages independent thinking, creativity, and confidence and it also promotes positive psycho-social behavior.
Ultimately, we want Mavericks players to love to play games, and we want to give them an environment where they can do that right as they step on the field.
Spring 2020 Early Bird - Starts Monday March 2nd
Goalkeeper Training Program
Mavericks Soccer Club offers clinics specifically designed to improve our goalkeepers game. Age-specific clinics will focus on essential goalkeeper skill development alongside distribution and organization. Goalkeepers clinics are open to all players and all our younger players are encouraged to attend. For designated goalkeepers on our older teams, we make sure there are weekly goalkeeper clinics and we also look to support our goalkeepers during their practices by having a goalkeeper coach regularly attend team practices to assist the head coaches with a specific goalkeeper and team interactions.
|Age Groups||Coach||Time and Location||Star Date|
|U9-U12 (2011-2008)||Matt Fitchett||Friday 4-5pm @ Gabe East Fields||Friday March 20th|
|U13-U15 (2007-2005)||Gabby Villanueva||Monday 4:15-5:30pm @ Gabe East Fields|
|U16+ (2004-2002)||Gabby Villanueva||Monday 5:35-7pm @ Gabe East Fields|
Academy Training Clinics
Project 1v1 Skill Development
For the Mavericks Soccer Club younger team players, we look to supplement their two times per week training with an additional academy training clinic. These clinics are open to players in the U9-U12 age brackets and will focus on developing certain technical aspects of the game. The clinics are designed to develop our youngest Mavericks technical skills and tactical understanding in a positive and fun environment that stretches each player's current capabilities and creative thinking.
Project 1v1 Spring 2020 - Start Friday March 20th 4-5:15pm on Gabe East
6 Program - Last session April 24th
Summer 2020 Team Camps
The Mavericks summer team camps will be the official start of the 2020 fall season. This season the club will be changing its summer training slightly for our U14 players and older. The older teams will now take part in a two week pre-season training program. This will consist of training Monday through Thursday from 5-7pm over the course of two weeks. All the younger team will kick off their fall season with a traditional 3 hour, one week summer camp.
All players are expected to attend as much of their team camp or pre season training program as possible. In most cases, the head coach will be present at the team camps, on the rare occasion the head coach is unable to run the team camp another Mavericks professional coach will run the camp.
|All 2007-2002||Week 1 Monday July 13th||5-7pm||Gilman Complex|
|Week 2 Monday July 20th||5-7pm||Gilman Complex|
|All 2013 -2008 Teams||Monday July 20th||TBD||Gilman Complex|