Micro Advanced (5-8 years) 2018-05-22T01:40:08+00:00

Micro Advanced

5 – 8 Years  •  Advanced

Designed to meet the needs of the more advanced players, Micro Advanced classes combine a small child-to-coach ratio with a challenging curriculum to create a rewarding soccer experience that is more clinical in nature. Children in these classes will be introduced to more complex soccer skills and tactics and will be given opportunities to practice these during scrimmages. The focus is more clinical but the classes continue to also emphasize fun and effort.

  • Micro Advanced classes are 50 minutes long (30 minutes of instruction and 20 minutes of scrimmage)
  • The child/coach ratio for Micro Advanced classes is 8:1
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Developmental Milestones at 5-8 Years

Social-Emotional
  • Peer world is expanding and is more important to them

  • May compare themselves with others

  • May have a strong desire to do things well/right and be upset with failure

  • Find criticism difficult to handle

  • View things in very black and white terms (good or bad, right or wrong)

  • Continue to be self-centered

  • May be preoccupied with rules

Cognitive
  • Though children at these ages aren’t able to think and act as adults do, they do possess skills to understand and follow more complex instruction

  • Need concrete examples (detailed description or actual demonstrations) with instruction

  • Improved problem solving abilities

  • Increased attention span

Physical
  • Good sense of balance

  • Fine motor skills are improving

  • Can catch and throw balls (ability improves with age)

  • Enjoys testing muscle strength