Intramural Program

Ages 4 to 8 Years-Old

Updated Thursday February 14, 2019 by PWSC.

PWSC Intramural – Shep Messing Soccer Program

Ages 4-8 years old

PWSC has teamed up with Shep Messing––former goalkeeper for the US National Team and member of New York Cosmos professional soccer team––to bring our seasonal intramural programs to the next level for boys and girls aged 4-8 years old. Shep Messing Soccer will be a great partner with the JIGS Soccer Academy trainers - from helping design the structure of the program to providing soccer tips to players on game day!

 

Program Highlights:

  • Under 5 boys and girls (Little Kickers) $180/player:
    • 1 weekend session for 1 hours including instruction and games for 8 weeks
  • Under 6 - Under 9 boys and girls (Prime) $270/player:
    • 1 weekday 1 hour training sessions per week for 8 weeks
    • 1 weekend 1.25 hours session of training and in-house league games for 8 weeks
  • Training by the JIGS Soccer Academy
  • In-house league by Shep Messing Soccer
  • One club soccer jersey (One per Fall or Spring)
  • Participation and achievement trophies (Spring only)

 

All players will be registered and compete by Birth Year. "U" is shorthand for "Under" - so U5 means under 5 or 4 years-old. Age groups will be classified as follows:

  • U5 – 2014
  • U6 – 2013
  • U7 – 2012
  • U8 – 2011
  • U9 – 2010

 

PWSC Intramural – Shep Messing Soccer is divided into 2 separate programs:

  • Little Kickers (U5)
  • Prime (U6-U9)

 

 

 

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

Boys and Girls U5

 

 

 

11:00-12:00

Sousa school

Boys U6

 

 

4:30 - 5:30

MH School

9:00-10:15

Sousa school

Girls U6

 

4:00-5:00

MH school

 

9:00-10:15

Sousa school

Boys U7

4:00-5:00

MH School

 

 

9:45-11:00

Sousa school

Girls U7

 

4:00-5:00

MH school

 

9:45-11:00

Sousa school

Boys U8/9

5:00-6:00

MH school

 

 

10:30-11:45

Sousa school

Girls U8/9

 

5:00-6:00

MH school

 

10:30-11:45

Sousa school

Dates

4/8,4/15,4/29,5/6

5/13,5/20,6/3,6/10

4/10,4/17,5/1,5/8

5/15,5/29,6/5,6/12

4/11,5/2,5/9,5/16

5/23,5/30,6/6,6/13

4/6,4/13,5/4,5/11

5/18,6/1,6/8,6/15

 

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What are the details of the program?

 

Little Kickers: Our entry program for 4 and 5-year old players is designed to introduce players to soccer and teach them to enjoy the game through fun drills and small-sided games. There is a 1-hour Saturday session including instruction and games for this age group.

 

Register here: portsoccerclub.com

 

Prime (U6-U9): After players complete the Little Kickers program they move up to play Prime. This program will build on the skills players acquired from LK and will provide players the opportunity to play in an in-house league games to apply their skills in a game setting.

 

  • Prime consists of 1 training session during the week for 1 hour over 8 weeks with trainers from the JIGS Soccer Academy.

AND

Prime players will also have 1 weekend day session that is 1.25 hours divided into 2 parts:

  • The first half-hour the players will spend with JIGS Soccer Academy trainers learning fundamental skills that will be applied in a game setting
  • The training will be followed up ~35 minutes of the Shep Messing Soccer in-house league games. Players will be divided into permanent teams of approximately 6 players. They will participate in an organized 4v4 or 5v5 game
  • The games will be refereed by high school students who play on PWSC soccer teams
    • Players will be organized by skill so that we can maximize development by ensuring the teams are evenly matched
    • In-house league games will be run with a parent apprentice team manager to organize players once training is complete and do the subbing of players
    • These games will be used to both teach the players how to play, but also to develop future parent managers for travel soccer

 

Every Saturday will be a soccer festival! There will be an age group training in a designated training area while at the same time another age group is playing in-house league games. There will be a Tent manned by a Field Coordinator to make sure that players are moved throughout the day smoothly and can answer any questions you may have. On some weekends, we will bring in face-painters or other fun activities for the players to visit once their session ends.
 

Select Travel (U7-U9)- We also offer a Select Travel program.  These players have gone through an independent evaluation by the PWSC Director of Coaching and his staff and are deemed to be travel ready. The program is intended for skilled players who want to up their dedication to soccer and requires a strong commitment.  Each age-group team will be supervised by a certified trainer who will oversee both individual and team development.  Practices will be held twice a week with a game on the weekend.  Players will participate in a 6v6 (includes a goalie) travel league against other local Nassau soccer teams.  If you have an interest, but did not previously tryout or notify us - please email Gerneil "Jigsy" Lorne at: jigssoccerschool@gmail.com


Why Choose the PWSC Intramural Program?

PWSC has a long-standing commitment to the Port Washington community with a storied soccer tradition for over 40 years. We are currently 1200 players strong including ages 4-18 years old. We see the intramural program as the lifeblood of the club and take the growth of each player seriously while having fun at the same time.

 

Players who participate in the Intramural program will graduate with a fundamental understanding of all four pillars of player development (technical, tactical, mental and physical), and will be well-prepared to continue their soccer experience in either our Inter-town or Travel programs.

 

The PWSC works with the JIGS Soccer Academy to implement the intramural program. The JIGS Academy brings decades of experience running similar programs throughout Long Island. Trainers are all US Soccer Federation certified. Led by Gerneil Lorne, the trainers are held to a high standard of service, constantly encouraged to educate themselves so as to be well orientated to both the psychological and physical aspect of the sport. The JIGS Academy motto, “Destination Next Level…Training With a Purpose”

 

To learn more about the JIGS Academy Philosophy, please visit: www.jigssoccer.com/about-us.html