Skills Centre

Langley United Soccer Association runs Player and Goalie development Skills Centre as part of the Spring and Fall soccer programs. Both Skill Centre programs are open to all players of all abilities.

Details of the next Skill Centre will be announced once the next season is in place.

The LUSA Skill Centre was previously our Player Academy and will be open to players U6-U16 boys and girls.

All sessions will be instructed by the LUSA certified staff coaches. The Skill Centre will run Friday evenings on Willoughby S1.

LUSA Skill Centre will follow the “Stationed Based” training model for U6 – U12 Boys & Girls.

Canada Soccer recommends a “station” approach to training. Players move from one skill-building activity to the next at regular intervals. The time spent on each activity varies based on the age of the player. This method is not only more fun for young players who tend to have short attention spans, but also allows training sessions to be tailored to an individual need.

Each training session is built around four activity stations:

Coordination

General Movement Skills

Soccer Technique

Small-Sided Games

Addressing all four of these training “pillars” at each practice session will help develop well- rounded young players with a foundation in physical literacy, solid soccer skills and, ideally, an enduring love of the game. Langley United fully support the Preferred Training Model.

What are the benefits to the players?
Lots of variety
Opportunity to meet new friends
Work with different coaches
Lots of activity
Very little down time
Get to play the game while learning
Are able to express themselves
Creates an environment where they can fall in love with soccer
Caters to their various attention span’s
Great learning environment
Access to the best available coaching at the club

Player skill centre will also focus on the individuals:

-Ball mastery

-Passing / receiving

-Turning / shielding

-Defending

-Shooting

-Attacking

-Crossing

-Combination play

-Game Play (Movement)

-Decision making on and off the ball.

Goalkeeper skill centre will also focus on:

-Starting position

-Handling

-Diving

-Crosses

-Angles

-Breakaway

-Decision making.

2019 Spring Skills Centre