U9-U10 Boys & Girls

JUNIORS

Vision

Provide an engaging, player-centered and professional environment that creates a passionate culture, focused on developing the individual player within the game. We prepare players to move along our pathway into our U11-U14 programs.

Development Philosophy

Creating self-motivated, creative and competitive players will not be measured by wins or loses. Developing each player’s technical and tactical skills will be a long term process that will involve the club, coach and parents. Creating quality players will be a product of the periodisation plan executed and the engagement from the players as a result of the culture created.

Calendar

Fall & Spring: Two team training sessions & one optional director led training session per week. Games on the weekend.

Winter: Optional training opportunities. Firday Night Futsal and Juniors SAQ & Futsal Program.

EAST & WEST LOCATIONS

The Juniors Program is designed to meet the needs of the families and players in our community by offering two geographically sensible locations. Families pick which location best fits their needs and then will be assigned to a competitive team in the selected location.

FINAL FALL PLACEMENT EVENTT

JULY 29th & 30th

We will be hosting one last placement event for families and players who are interested in joining the FC Boulder Juniors Program for the fall and spring 2020/2021 seasons. This will be your last opportunity to get involved this fall in this engaging player environment. Placements will be held at East Boulder Community Center. Times to be determined soon! Reach out to sean.baumann@fcboulder.com if you are planning to attend or have any questions!

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OVERVIEW

JUNIORS PROGRAM

The Juniors Program begins the player pathway to competitive soccer for U9 and U10 boys and girls. It is an inclusive environment built upon a professional, engaging platform for players and their families who are looking for more commitment and development than recreational soccer. This player-centered environment allows them to grow their technical and tactical skills during this pivotal age in their soccer careers.

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Juniors Handbook

COMING SOON! An depth description of the program. Here you will find development and training philosophies, entire 2020/2021 calendar, tournament information, player standards, and much more! 

Goal

Create the most sought after U9-U10 boys and girls soccer program through our ability to build a culture that not only creates quality players, but a community families feel a part of with their child.

TWO Locations

West Based Teams:
East Boulder Community Center
Sports Performance Center

East Based Teams:
Lower Dawson
Sports Performance Center

JUNIORS Development Philosophy

Creating self-motivated, creative and competitive players will not be measured by wins or loses. Developing each player’s technical and tactical skills will be a long term process that will involve the club, coach and parents. Creating quality players will be a product of the periodisation plan executed and the engagement from the players as a result of the culture created.

  • Create a player-centered environment, putting players into game-like situations to learn from experiences.
  • Create a player-centered environment, putting players into game-like situations to learn from experiences.
  • Engage and excite players in the game with quality coaches and personalities to instill joy, passion and competition within each player.
  • Build a community that players and families immerse themselves in and a culture that yields self-motivated players.
  • Develop the individual player technique within a team setting.• Teach individual player actions and key team principles, within our desired FCB Style of Play.
  • Position players in a training and game environment where they will experience a balance of challenge and success.• Provide players the opportunity to move up and down a level or age within our club, to give them the appropriate challenge or success, to aid in their individual development when needed.
  • Deliver weekly themes, in line with the club’s tactical periodization plan set forth by the program director.
  • Set game day objectives, based off the weekly theme, for players and teams to focus on.
  • Playing Time: All players will earn at least 50% playing time in a game based on mentality and attendance.
  • Player Positions: Players will be placed in a variety of positions throughout a game and season to develop their understanding of the game at this vital age.
Player Standards

Training Standards

  • Wear the red FC Boulder training top to every session. If possible, also wear black shorts and socks.
  • Wear shin guards to each training session.
  • Bring a soccer ball (size 4) to each outdoor session. Players do not need to bring a ball to indoor sessions.
  • Arrive at least 5 minutes before every session.
  • Bring your own water.

Game Day Standards

  • Arrive 30 minutes before the game to begin their pregame routine.
  • Arrive in the game kit.
  • Teams are responsible for team benches.
  • Always bring home and away kits to each game.
  • Bring your own water.
  • Before leaving your house, check that your cleats, shin guards, jerseys, shorts, socks and water are in your bag!

TeamSnap

  • Mark weekly availability as soon as possible to allow coaches to plan accordingly for trainings and games.
Key Characteristics of an FCB Player

Self-Motivated

  • Driven
  • Passionate
  • Engaged
  • Takes ownership of their development

Accountable

  • Personal actions
  • Competitiveness
  • Playing mentality
  • Dealing with adversity
  • Embracing challenge

Creative

  • Problem solver
  • Formulates their own ideas
  • Plays with disguise
  • Unpredictable
  • Performs calculated risks

Decision Maker

  • High level game intelligence
  • Accurate vision to read game situations
  • Decisive under pressure
  • Tactically smart player

Technical Execution

  • Capable of completing skills based on decisions.
  • Decisions are not limited by skills.

Physically Capable

  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Agility
  • Quickness
  • Power
  • Balance
  • Endurance

Contact Us

Sean Baumann
Juniors Director
sean.baumann@fcboulder.com

Kelly Brown
Juniors Assistant Director
kelly.brown@fcboulder.com

Courtney Crandell
Cub Registrar
courtney.crandell@fcboulder.com

CULTURE

Engaging.PLayer-Centered.Professional.

Juniors Program

Contact Us

Sean Baumann
Juniors Director
618-521-1995
sean.baumann@fcboulder.com

FC Boulder Office
303-443-8877
En Español: 720-788-9196
Weather Line: 303-661-7440

2020/2021 Player Placements June 22-25, 2020