"The ALBION SC program has really built up an incredible foundation in the Albion Juniors and put such a strong emphasis on developing the Junior player starting with the 3 year old and really fostering the proper environment for a young player to fall in love with the game and gain top level coaching. The Albion Junior program extends to 14 years old and serves as the recreational program for players that are not ready to make the jump to competitive soccer."
Noah Gins, CEO ALBION SC
When searching for a developmental program for your player, one of the most critical components is finding an organization with a sound philosophy for developing technical and tactical skills that are age appropriate. It is also important to find a coaching staff that has the knowledge and expertise to work with the younger player. An appropriate training program that places your player in a training environment that ensures fun and proper fundamental development is also very important.
The ALBION JUNIORS Development Program for the Junior Player is designed to give your child the opportunity to build a solid foundation in technical development in the very early years of playing and enjoying the game of soccer. ALBION JUNIORS program serves as an introductory and advanced path for 3—7 aged soccer players. We have expanded the Juniors program to now include players ages 8-14. This design facilitates developmental progression recommended by the United States Soccer Federation as well as the US Youth Soccer Association. The uniqueness of our program is that we have devised an In-House, non-travel program professionally coached and organized for ages 3-14 year olds. We are committed to providing a fun, educational, and progressive experience for your youth soccer players. Not only are we committed to our youth players, but we also have a wonderful comprehensive coaching education curriculum and mentorship program specifically for Albion Juniors.
Come out and experience what no other club in Central Cal offers! ALBION JUNIORS, the official recreational program of ALBION SC, is recommended for all girls and boys, ages 3-14, who have the desire to play soccer in a structured, professional environment with experienced and licensed coaches. There are no tryouts for our ALBION JUNIORS program. Registration and the desire is all that is required.
The vision for the Albion Juniors program will be to have the following age groups where they would be gender specific (except in the U4+U5 age group), have separate training sessions and matches alike:
· U4 (Coed)
· U5 (Coed)
U4-U6 play 3v3
U7-U8 play 4v4
U10-U14 play 5v5
Overall, all players will be under the guidance and development of the Albion Juniors’ Director. He will educate, mentor, and guide the volunteer Juniors coaches who take on an Albion Juniors Team for the season. Teams can be created with a mix of genders upon request, but the vision of the Juniors program is to have the separation. If there is a mixed team then that team would be placed in the boys' bracket of that age group. During the Fall season, respective Juniors’ Team coaches will have two training sessions per week and in the Spring there will be one session per week.
· Seasonal Leagues- Fall and Spring Programs
· Seasonal Camps- Spring, Summer and Winter
· Volunteer Coaches: Mentored by Juniors Director
· Albion Juniors Core Curriculum and Resources
· Small Sided Games
· League Matches
· Team Training Sessions
· Albion SC Juniors Puma Kit (Fall League)
· Two t-shirts for training and games (Spring League)
· Fundamental Skills and Development + FUN!