To continue the growth of soccer development LMSC is providing a Developmental Academy Program for those who have an interest in developing and mastering their fundamental skills in a fun learning environment.
This Program offers a new choice for youth soccer in the spirit of traditional recreational programs. By implementing the recreational program and providing a curriculum, we have the opportunity to directly influence player development while creating a fun and positive experience, fostering enthusiasm and long term passion for the game.
The Developmental Academy Program is the Preliminary Phase (Stage 1: Ball Mastery). The goals for this phase are improved motor skill, improved basic technical skill, and an appreciation for what the game is about. The program runs 11 Weeks, 4 Days starting the last week in August through the second week in November.
| LMSC Mission Statement
To bring out the very best in competitive youth soccer by:
LMSC has a deeply-held conviction and commitment to teaching high-quality possession soccer. Our vision is to achieve a level of play in all of our competitive age-group teams that sets the benchmark and earns our teams the reputation for this style-of-play locally (Northern California), regionally (West Coast), and Nationally (USA)
The LMSC Technical Development Program is player-focused. It is not a program where coaches build their reputations at the expense of player development. The game belongs to children who play it. It’s their game, and players should think for themselves to solve soccer situations rather than being instructed by parents from the sidelines. The Technical Development Program is designed to provide players with a level of preparation, training, practice, and competition (based on players’ ability in each team) that will enthuse, challenge, and motivate them to further improvement and to a lifelong involvement in soccer.
* LMSC competitive team culture is one of passing the ball between teammates as the basis of tactical play on offense – i.e., a series of short-range passes between players to avoid challenges to the ball and to advance it towards our opponent’s goal area.