The Pre-Academy Program

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Our Dr. Pepper Developmental Program is a great place to start at Tony Glavin!

We encourage all interested young players to schedule a free evaluation during one of our Dr. Pepper sessions.

Interested players may contact Danita or Tina for the Dr. Pepper times for your age group. 636.939.5151

Club Philosophy by Tony Glavin

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2017 summer camp!

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WHY SMALL SIDED GAMES

US Youth Soccer has thought long and hard about the answer to the question, “Why Small-Sided Games?”  

What does “Small-Sided Games” mean?

These are soccer games with fewer players competing on a smaller sized field. These are fun games that involve the players more because fewer players are sharing one ball. Here are some of the reasons why we believe, as soccer coaches, administrators and parents must guarantee that our young soccer players play small-sided games: 

1. Because we want our young soccer players to touch the soccer ball more often and become more skillful with it! (Individual technical development)  

2. Because we want our young soccer players to make more, less-complicated decisions during the game! (Tactical development)  

3. Because we want our young soccer players to be more physically efficient in the field space they are playing in! (Reduced field size)  

4. Because we want our young soccer players to have more individual teaching time with the coach! Fewer players on the field and fewer players on the team will guarantee this! (Need to feel worthy and need to feel important)  

5. Because we want our young soccer players to have more, involved playing time in the game! (More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents)             

6. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunity to play on both sides of the ball! (More exposure to attacking and defending situations)

7. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to score goals! (Pure excitement)

8. Because we want to include children of all temperaments, assertive to shy, to have more opportunities to interact with others and the game! (Socialization)  

These are the reasons why we adults must foster “Small-Sided Games” in our youth soccer programs. The “Small-Sided” environment is a developmentally appropriate environment for our young soccer players. It’s a FUN environment that focuses on the young soccer player.  

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Dr. Pepper Development Academy

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Developmental / Instructional Academy

Boys & Girls, Ages 4-12 years 

FORMAT:  Sessions include 1 weekly practice and 1 weekly game.

EMPHASIS:  Instructional skills: Passing, heading, dribbling & shooting.

  • Small sided games: Confidence builder & lots of touches on the ball.
  • Team Spirit. We encourage creativity and most of all we have FUN.
  • Fees include 2 shirts and a pair of shorts.
  • $10.00 sibling discount
  • $35.00 non-refundable upon cancellation.

TRAINING SESSIONS FOR THE DR. PEPPER PROGRAM ARE RAN BY TONY GLAVIN & STAFF!

Tony Glavin, former Professional Soccer Player, All Star MVP and Hall of Fame Inductee has been committed to soccer in the St. Louis area for over 25 years. He has developed many players from youth, through high school, college and onto the professional ranks worldwide. He is a current Scottish Football ‘A’ Advanced License and USSF ‘A’ license holder. Read more of Tony Glavin’s Bio here  About Tony Glavin

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR PLAYER FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON!

For questions or more information, please contact Danita or Tina at 636.939.5151 or email Tina at  tina.tgsc@att.net

 
2017-18 PROGRAM DETAILS

SESSION DATES

  • SESSION 1: SEPT 6 – OCT 13 / OUTDOOR SOCCER (6 WEEKS) 
  • SESSION 2: OCT 16 – DEC 23 / INDOOR SOCCER (8 WEEKS)
  • *There will be NO Dr. Pepper practice or games the week of Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 due to the Celtic Camp and Thanksgiving Tournament. We will resume practice on Nov. 27th.
  • *Session 2 is Full for the 4-6 age group*
  • SESSION 3: JAN 8 – MAR 3 / INDOOR SOCCER (8 WEEKS) 
  • SESSION 4: MAR 5 – APR 28 / INDOOR SOCCER (8 WEEKS)

 

SCHEDULE

Session 1 Schedule:

  • All Age Groups: Practices on Mondays at 5:30pm; Games on Friday at 5:30pm
  • *The 1st practice will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 5:30pm
  • *The 1st game will be on Friday, Sept. 8th at 5:30pm

Sessions 2-4 Schedule:

  • 4, 5,& 6 Year Olds – 5 v 5 With Goalie: Practices on Monday at 4:00 pm; Games on Saturday at 10:00am 
  • 7 & 8 Year Olds – 5 v 5 With Goalie: Practices on Monday at 5:00 pm; Games on Saturday at 11:00am 
  • 9-12 Year Olds – 5 v 5 With Goalie: Practices on Monday at 6:00 pm; Games on Saturday at 12:00pm 
  • All Practices & Games will be held at the Tony Glavin Soccer Complex.

 

COST PER SESSION

  • Includes (2) shirts & (1) pair of shorts 
  • $130  / 6 WEEKS (Session 1)
  • $195 / 8 WEEKS (Sessions 2-4) ($180 if returning player w/ uniform from previous 2017-18 session.)

 

2017 RECREATIONAL TOURNAMENT

  • OUR HOPE IS TO HAVE OUR DR. PEPPER TEAMS COMPETE IN A RECREATIONAL TOURNAMENT, HOSTED BY TONY GLAVIN SOCCER CLUB. AT THIS TIME, WE DO NOT HAVE A DATE FOR THIS TOURNAMENT. WE WILL PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. (IT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE IN THE FALL.)

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR PLAYER!

 

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