The Jnr Titans Program is designed to specifically train those players 4-8 years old giving them an age appropriate curriculum while being fully aware of the psycho-social aspect of their child development at this age. Our intention is to build skill level , confidence and commitment in a FUN and SAFE environment. We believe that outstanding player development and fun are not two mutually exclusive concepts.
Jnr Titans is for those players who will benefit from really building their technical skills while experiencing the beginning training and commitment level of the next step in our player pathway, our Titan Premier program. By training 1-2 times per week with match days on a weekend, players will be submersed in the environment they need to eventually transition into the next step of our player development pathway without losing sight of the educational needs of these players.
Our Jnr Titans program is offered in 3 convenient locations across the Eastside. Families will pick a location that works for them and train consistently at their chosen location during the week. All players will then come together at our centralized location at weekends and be placed on a team for Game Days! Our teams will be created on a 4 v 4 format, keeping in line with US Soccer Federation guidelines.
The weekend game days are a chance for all participants to showcase and apply the new skills they have learnt during their mid week training sessions. Every game will have licensed referees, correct age appropriate goals, team shelters and benches provided for the players.
The main points of focus for the Jnr Titans program are:
-Technical Development – Increased touches on the ball encourages comfort on the ball and ultimately develops more skillful players
-The Introduction of Tactical Principles – More but less complicated decision making during a game
-Teaching Method – M.A.R. Motivation, Association, Repetition – Our professional staff understands the natural progression of athletic skill development
-Cognitive Development – More involvement during training and games and an opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents
-Player Development – More opportunity to play on both sides of the ball = greater overall understanding of game
The Jnr Titans program was designed specifically for those players who are invested in improving their game yet still need to develop a little before making the next big step up the soccer ladder. Our program specifically helps younger players prepare for the rigors of Premier soccer under the guidance of our professional coaching staff.
We are very proud that many past Jnr Titans are players now playing and thriving on our Premier teams. We have had over 25 players over the last 2 years make the transition into Premier soccer . No doubt there will be many more in the future!! GO TITANS !
For more information about out Jnr Titans program, please contact our Director Jack Sturgess HERE
"My 5 and 7 year olds have been participating in the Junior Titans for almost two years and have improved their skills immensely since starting. As a former youth coach and collegiate player I was looking for a program that would provide age-appropriate skill development but more importantly would be fun and encourage a passion for the game – that was exactly what we found with the Junior Titans program plus incredible coaches who really care about the kids. "
"Our daughter had a great experience at the Junior Titans program! The Titans coaching staff provided high-quality, age-appropriate instruction in a fun and supportive environment. "