Micro Academy (U5 – U7)
SPRING MICRO PROGRAM
The Spring Micro Academy program is a 5 week Friday evening program for players age 4 through 7. The U5 and U6 players will play in a 3 v 3 format and maximum roster of 6 players. The U7 teams will play in a 5 v 5 format and a maximum roster of 8. All sessions will take place at the Lake Sammamish State Park grass fields from 5:30-7pm starting May 30th. The cost is $75 and includes a team t-shirt. Parent volunteer coaches will be needed for each team and no skill is required. Please consider volunteering as your child’s coach!
ISC will provide all coaches and teams with a specific 5 week curriculum, ahead of the first week’s session, at a formal meeting to welcome all coaches and managers involved. To register your player and/or yourself as a volunteer coach or team manager, click here.
FALL MICRO PROGRAM
The Fall Micro Academy program introduces the game to the youngest players. The sessions are split into training and games that will be coordinated by our professional coaches from the Gunners program. ISC Arsenal and Gunners players may assist with the training. Each session will consist of a short warm-up and then a specific skill will be taught to the players. After practicing the new skill for 5-10 minutes, the teams will begin to scrimmage. You will scrimmage a different team each week. We will have 4 or 5 five-minute periods with a 2 minute break in between each one. The number of periods will depend on the length of the earlier drills; 4 periods will be the minimum each week.
2014 Schedules Pending
Each player should wear shin guards covered by socks, soccer cleats (cleats or turf shoes will work fine) and either shorts or sweat pants. Please bring a size 3 ball marked with their name. Team t-shirts will be passed out at the coaches meeting.
ISC relies heavily on our volunteer coaches to make the Micro program a success.
U5-U6 teams will consist of 5 or 6 players maximum, U7 teams will consist of 6-8 players and will need a volunteer parent or older sibling coach. No skill is required to coach at this level. A professional coach-instructor will be at the field to demonstrate the drills and assist with the weekly scrimmages. Please register as a volunteer coach if you can help.
Click HERE to register as a coach.
We provide coaching education sessions throughout the year. We will be starting a continuing education program for our Recreation coaches. Please contact Rozana Knutson for details.
NSCAA Level 1 is scheduled for March 22, 2014 use promo code ISSA321L1
NSCAA Level 2 is scheduled for March 23, 2014 use promo code ISSA323L2
Coaches will contact their teams, introduce themselves, and provide program information and their team schedules one week prior to the season start date.
Snacks at this age are optional, but if snacks are brought, please encourage healthy snacks (fruit) and water. These sessions are right before dinner time and sugary snacks should be avoided! Please note; no food is allowed on the turf fields.
Medical Releases: Parents, please bring your signed medical release to the first practice session (you will download this copy after you have registered). Coaches will need to keep at the field at all times in case of emergency. Click HERE for the form.
If you have any questions regarding our Micro or Recreation programs, please contact us:
Micro – Amy Soto email@example.com
Recreation – Rozana Knutson firstname.lastname@example.org