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Legacy Development Program Summer 2021

LEGACY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUMMER 2021 SEASON DATES AND INFO
(REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN -- PLEASE REVIEW DETAILS AND REGISTER BELOW)


THURSDAY Sessions in Summer 2021:
June 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

5PM - 6PM: 5 & 6 year olds
6PM - 7PM: 7 & 8 year olds
7PM - 8PM: 9-11 year olds


AGE: 5 - 11 year olds

DESCRIPTION: 8-week youth soccer program designed for development and fun at all skill levels. Each of the sessions are ~ 1 hour long.

LOCATIONS:
Thursday Sessions:
June 10 & 17 and then July 15, 22 & 29
Mountain Park, Grass Field #1
Address: 10 Mountain Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ

June 24 and then July 1 & 8
Pleasant Valley Park, Grass Field #1
Field 1 is located at the front of the park by the tennis courts
Address:  3405 Valley Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

COST: 
1 Day a week program - $155

COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION:
The safety of our players, staff and families is of the utmost importance to us.
We followed federal, state, local and NJ Youth Soccer guidelines to bring a safe & fun environment to everyone.
Following guidelines apply to all FC Berna Program Members:
* Please bring your own soccer ball and water bottle, clearly labeled to each session.
* Parents must indicate on TeamSnap if the player is attending or not for each session.
* Complete thehealth check on TeamSnap for EVERY EVENT prior to leaving home.

UNIFORM KIT & EQUIPMENT:  Club provides a game jersey (shorts and socks are not provided). Players can wear any comfortable clothing. Soccer socks & shin guards are required. Sneakers or soccer cleats are fine. Soccer cleats not required but are the only type of cleats permitted. 

PRACTICE / GAME READINESS: 
PLAYERS:  Dress in comfortable clothing - as denoted in Uniform Kit above. Bring something to drink (with player name on it) and of course a smile. In addition due to current regulations and to ensure player safety, all players must bring your own soccer ball to each session.  Goals, cones, nets, etc. will be provided by the trainer and club.  
PARENTS: 
Come dressed in appropriate clothing based on the weather conditions. Outdoor folding chairs, blankets, etc. are recommended but please adhere to new social distancing parameters and wear masks when around others.  We typically encourage parents to chat with each other & encourage all players, but please refrain from "coaching" your child from the sidelines. Especially at this unique time we are asking parents either remain in their car during the session or if remaining at the park that they adhere to social distancing requirements and wear a face covering when around other the staff, players and other extended FC Berna family members. 

SCHEDULED UPDATE / WEATHER CANCELLATION:
Any schedule updates and / or cancellations will be posted within FCBerna.com home page, here on the Total Soccer Spring 2021 page, TeamSnap Calendar and send out an email to all registered players. Please be aware that we can and do practice and play in the rain. We actively monitor weather and field conditions to ensure player safety.  Always assume that Friday and/or Saturday sessions are proceeding as scheduled unless cancellation not is explicitly communicated. So please reference TeamSnap Calendar & this site for can any cancellations - there is no need to contact Total Soccer Director or Administrator since this web site has the latest information. 


TEAMSNAP INFORMATION:  
To facilitate team scheduling, tracking player attendance, communication, etc. TeamSnap is leveraged for each of the age groups. Information on the how to subscribe for free to your child's TeamSnap page will be sent to you prior to the season. 
Reminder - due to COVID-19 concerns, all parents must denote in TeamSnap if their child will or will NOT attend each session.

SOCCER SKILLS

As with any sport, the more you practice the better you become.  So players are encouraged to continue practicing at home. Our website includes videos for 70+ different soccer skills (see "Information" tab for link) that you can practice in your free time.

SOCCER BALL SIZE
Soccer Ball Size Recommendations:
Size 3 (Junior) 7 and younger
Size 4 (Youth) Ages 8 – 12
Size 5 (Adult) Ages 13+

QUALIFICATION: 
All levels are welcomed. 

BIRTH YEAR / GROUPS: 
As denoted by the grid above - to ensure fair play and enjoyable playing environment, in addition to following the US Youth Soccer Player Development guidelines; we try as best we can to group kids together by birth year. Due to registration numbers - some age groups will practice & play together, but coaches do remain focused on ensuring a fun & safe environment for all players - regardless of size or age.
In order to meet this objective - we strongly recommend that players participate with their defined age groups and gender.


FIRST TIME SOCCER PARENTS?
We recommend you read this wonderful article on US Youth Soccer.
It will give you a good introduction as to what to expect as a new soccer parent - on and off the field.
In addition offers good very good training material for all soccer / youth sports parents:
https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/what-parents-can-expect-from-their-first-soccer-experience/

CONTACTS: 
Program Director: Mark Dutton   [email protected]
Administration: Mike Williams  [email protected]
(Please email your program questions to Mike Williams.)

REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER 2021 SEASON IS OPEN
(PLEASE REVIEW DETAILS AND REGISTER BELOW)

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