Prime Program (Prime)

For 1st through 3rd grade boys and girls. Designed for our youngest soccer players who are looking for a fun, social and athletic experience while building confidence and a love for the game.

Updated Thursday October 4, 2018 by PWSC.

Program Highlights:

·        U5-U9 grade boys and girls.

·        1 or 2 weekday training session a per week.

·        Training by the JIGS Academy.

·        1 weekend in-house league intramural game.

·        optional FreePlay session

·        optional goalie clinic

·        club soccer jersey (1 per Fall/Spring).

·        Participation and achievement trophies (Spring).

 

Why Choose the Prime Soccer Program?

The Prime Soccer Program (Prime) was developed for families looking to provide their children with a rewarding soccer experience that is predicated on fun through team athletics and is based upon the US Soccer developmental model.  We recognize that all player develop at their own pace, and that commitment to the game of soccer takes time and nurturing.

Prime is designed to help develop a passion for the game by providing high quality training and exposure to the social aspects of "soccer culture".  

The PWSC has hired the JIGS Academy to implement the Prime program.  The JIGS Academy brings decades of experience running similar programs on Long Island and is widely known for helping kids develop a love of "the beautiful game".

We anticipate that players who participate in this program will graduate with a fundamental understanding of all four pillars of player development (technical, tactical, mental and physical), while laying the foundation for a lifetime of devotion to soccer.  Players will be well-prepared to continue their soccer experience in either our Intertown or Travel programs. 

What are the Details of the Program?

We follow the US Soccer Guidelines for youth soccer and have adjusted our programs accordingly.

The two most relevant US Soccer rule changes that impact kids:

·        Age groups will be classified as follows:

o   U5 - 2014 

o   U6 - 2013

o   U7 - 2012

o   U8 - 2011

o   U9 - 2010

Game Rules: the purpose is to maximize fun and de-emphasize competition in order to promote a love for the game and skill development through ball touches

 

o   4 players on the field at a time on each team with NO goalie

o   4, 8 minute quarters with 5 minute breaks in between

o   4x6 Goals

o   30x20 yard fields

o   no heading of the ball

o   pinnie rule - (our rule) player who scores last goal is not allowed to score until another player on the field scores a goal.  They wear a pinnie to denote that they scored last.  Promotes passing.

We recognize that this may not be the most entertaining soccer for parents who are used to watching the English Premier League or La Liga.  That said, studies have been conducted to show that games like these accelerate skill development, confidence, and enjoyment of the game and will produce better soccer players by the time the games start to count at U12 and U13.

Little Kickers: Our entry program for 4 and 5 year old players will offer a one-hour Saturday game and drill session.  This program is designed to introduce our players to soccer and teach them to enjoy the game through fun drills and small-sided games.  The goal is FUN!

You can register here for the following sessions...

Little Kickers - U5 (Born 2014) and U6 (Born 2013) $160 includes Saturday game/training, jersey, professional soccer evaluation & medal at the end of the Spring season

Saturday Schedule: Sousa

Little Kicker Boys U5: Saturday's 9-10AM 

Little Kicker Girls U5: Saturday's 10-11AM 

Little Kicker Boys U6: Saturday's 11-12PM

Little Kicker Girls U6: Saturday's 12-1PM

Weekend Game Schedule:

September 8, 15, 22, 29

October 13, 20, 27

November 3, (11/10 Reserved for Make-Up Only)

Prime:  All players in these age groups will participate in the in-house 4v4 league on Saturdays and will train together at least one day per week (Monday or Wednesday depending upon gender).  This baseline program will be called PRIME.  Players will be divided by skill for practice so that we can maximize skill development and provide a more personalized experience for each child's development.  All PRIME players will participate in the in-house league and will be divided into permanent teams of approximately 6 players.  They will participate in an organized 4x4 game on Saturday's with the assistance of our professional trainers and a parent apprentice team manager.  These games will not only be used to teach the players how to play but also to develop future parent managers for travel soccer.

You can register here for the following sessions...

Saturday Schedule: Sousa

Prime Girls U7: Saturday's 1-2PM

Prime Boys U7: Saturday's 2-3PM

Prime Boys U8-U9: Saturday's 3-4PM

Prime Girls U8-U9: Saturday's 4-5PM 

 

Weekday Schedule: Manorhaven SCHOOL

Prime - U7 Boys: Wenesday’s 4:00PM - 5:15PM

Prime  - U8-U9 Boys: Monday's 5:15PM - 6:30PM

Monday Practices: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19

 

Prime  - U7 Girls: Monday's 4:00-5:15PM

Prime - U8-U9 Girls: Wednesday's 5:15PM - 6:30PM

Wednesday Practices: 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14   

 

Weekend Game Schedule:

September 8, 15, 22, 29

October 13, 20, 27

November 3, 10 (11/17 Reserved for Make-Up Only)

 No Games or Practices on the following date:

September 10 Recess

September 19 School Recess

October 6 & 8 Columbus Day

November 7 Superintendent's Day

November 12 Veteran's Day

 

Select Travel - 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 dedicate their focus to soccer and requires a strong commitment to the sport.  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 4v4 travel league against other local Nassau soccer teams.  If you still have an interest , but did not previously tryout or notify us of your interest, please email Gerneil "Jigsy" Lorne at jigssoccerschool@gmail.com