PREMIER SUMMER ACADEMY
July 18-21 -- Premier players born 2010 - 2006
July 25-28 -- OJSC Recreation and Signature Camp -- all ages and all players
August 1-4 -- Premier players born 2005 - 1998
9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.
McPherson Athletic Facility
All players should attend this fantastic camp! It is a great opportunity for individual development and team and club bonding!
Don't miss the most exciting and developmental camp around! The 2016 Premier Summer Academy will be full of fun, learning, games, prizes and more! While our Olders camp is geared towards our teenagers (and almost teenagers), we know that all of our players want to have a great time and lots of fun playing the sport they love.
Here are just some of the exciting topics your child will be learning from our fantastic Premier coaches.
BEGINNING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 -- Friday Skillz is back by popular demand! Check out the videos below.
Friday Skillz are sessions focused on enhancing our players' ball skills and confidence with the ball at their feet. Players at every age and every level of play always need extra attention on ball skills. All Premier players should attend Friday Skillz.
Premier coaches generously volunteer their time for these sessions because they are so committed go the Premier mission and know that the extra attention players receive at Friday Skillz can make a world of difference in our players' ability and enjoyment of the game. Here are the details:
WHO: All Premier Players. If you have a friend you'd like to invite, please let us know.
WHAT: Friday Skillz
WHEN: Fridays from 6:00-7:00 pm (unless otherwise communicated)
WHERE: Grijalva Park
WHY: These sessions are for ALL PREMIER PLAYERS and invited guests focused on improving their game and having fun doing it.
It is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, get much need skill work, get to know your teammates better, learn from other coaches within the club, meet new players from the club, play with friends from other teams, etc. These sessions are designed to be fast, fun and focused on player development.
Premier Technical Director Kevin Esparza, whose career of developing players spans twenty years and includes every level from youth to professional, recently reiterated his view that, "Skill work is a critical component of player development. Attention to this area -- particularly in the form of extra sessions like Friday Skillz -- helps create a player's foundation of confidence, competence and success."
Please be sure to share with your teammates. We look forward to seeing you there!
One important way that Premier distinguishes itself is through the personal relationships we're able to develop with our players and families. We must continually invest in our players' development and have an ongoing dialogue with players and parents about ways to improve player skills and experience.
Twice per year, Premier coaches provide a Premier Player Progress Report to each player. The club will share the timing so you know when to expect your child's Progress Report. We've included a blank Progress Report here so that you can see it.
The Progress Report provides our coaches with a tool to share a high level update on each child’s soccer development and as a tool for discussion with their parents. This report is not intended to be a comprehensive evaluation of a child’s ability or as a substitute for individual discussions about how best to support each child’s soccer development.
Progress Reports help us further our mission to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of our players through soccer played at the highest levels of positive, age-appropriate training and competition.