Essex Sports Center, 15 Manning Road, Middleton (ESC)
|9AM||U3 and U5(ESC)||U3 and U5a (ESC)|
|10AM||U8 (ESC)||U3 (ESC)||U3 (ESC)||U3 (ESC)||U3 (ESC)||U5 and U6 (ESC)|
|11AM||U5a (ESC) Ages 3.5-4||U5 (ESC)||U5 (ESC)||U5 (ESC)|
|1PM||U5 (ESC)||U6 (ESC)|
|4PM||U6 (ESC)||U8 (ESC)|
U3 (ages 2-3) - Adult participation as needed to engage child through soccer based gross motor skill games and activities
U5 (ages 3.5-5) - Independent classes introducing soccer based skills through fun games, Some classes broken into U5a: ages 3.5-4, non competitive and U5b: ages 4-5, may introduce 1v1s.
U6 (ages 4.5-6/PreK-Kindergarten) - Basic technical ability - ball control, field vision, basic rules of play. Competition and modified scrimmages.
U8 (ages 6.5-8/1st-2nd Grade) - “Whole-part-whole” methodology utilized to improve player's foot skills, first touch, ball striking, passing/receiving, dynamic athleticism, soccer intelligence. Modified scrimmages.
WELCOME TO AZTEC ACADEMY! (formerly Tots and Academy Clinics). From toddlers through 8 years old, our soccer players are introduced to age appropriate training sessions.
The U3 toddlers and preschoolers program for ages 2-3 (will accept children slightly younger than 2) engages young soccer players through FUN high energy, skill building games and activities designed to improve running control, balance, agility, ball/eye coordination, listening, working together, core soccer skills and of course scoring goals. These classes run with parent participation as needed to engage and reinforce the activities.
Our U5 program for ages 3.5-5 is an independent class introducing foot/eye coordination, controlling the ball, teamwork, and begins the foundation of technical components through FUN skill based activities. If ready, players begin to understand their role in 1v1 challenges as a defender or attacker.
The U6 (4.5-6 years) and U8 (6.5-8 years) program sessions are designed to maximize FUN by utilizing the “whole-part-whole” methodology. Coaches begin incorporating age appropriate technical training sessions designed to improve player's foot skills, first touch, ball striking, passing/receiving, dynamic athleticism, and soccer intelligence along with approx. 20 minutes of modified scrimmages. Through small-sided games, players recognize/grasp the fundamental concepts in attack, defense, and possession.
The element of FUN and DISCOVERY is firmly ingrained into each age group celebrating small and large successes.
All Aztec Academy (U3-U8) will be refunded in full up to the third week of classes minus a processing fee of $5 (five dollars), which will be deducted from the refunded amount.
MAKE UP CLASSES
Aztec Academy does allow makeup classes during the session the class was missed but does not offer refunds for classes missed due to illness, travel, or conflicts in schedule. If you miss a class, please email email@example.com to schedule a comparable makeup class.
All programming is run by professional coaches who adhere to the Aztec Mission and follow an established curriculum led by Academy Directors Sandy Mahoney and Jeff Winterton.
Sandy Mahoney, Academy Director