Skill Centre @Westhills

Westcastle International Academy’s Skill Centre @WESTHILLS will launch in the Spring of 2024 for 26 girls and boys born in 2012 and 2013.

The Westhills Skill Centre location is available for players who are not able to attend the Skill Centre program at UVIC which is run after school (3:30 – 4:30pm). Players may come from any community in Victoria.

Canada Soccer has created the Skill Centre to guide clubs towards the best principles in player development, by taking a nationally coordinated approach to developing young soccer players. The WIA Skill Centre follows the guidelines and standards as outlined in the Canada Soccer Association Skill Centre manual.

At WIA, the training environment resembles the game environment, with each training session focusing on relevant, game-realistic skill development, complemented with a multi-sport approach, to develop motivated athletes.

Program Description

PHYSICAL LITERACY:

Our program delivers physical literacy training in areas of agility, balance & coordination, basic motor skills, flexibility & mobility, perception & awareness, reaction time, and speed.

TECHNICAL TRAINING:

With the understanding of age-appropriate levels of intensity and workload, technical training will focus on

  • passing and receiving
  • dribbling
  • ball control
  • turning
  • running with the ball
  • shielding the ball
  • shooting
  • finishing on goal

TACTICAL TRAINING:

With the understanding of age-appropriate levels of intensity and workload, tactical training will focus on:

  • combination plays
  • 1v1 attacking
  • receiving on turn
  • crossing and finishing
  • positional play
  • finishing on goal
  • movement off the ball
  • 1v1 defending

The Tactical emphasis is on possession, passing accuracy, and fluid movement between the orthodox delineations of midfield and attacking principles.

Program Schedule

Spring Session: April 13, 2024 – June 22, 2024

MondayTechnical/ Tactical Sessions6:30 – 7:30 pm
WednesdayTechnical/ Tactical Sessions6:30 – 7:30 pm
SaturdayTechnical/ Tactical Sessions11:30 am – 12:45 pm

 

LOCATION: Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School, Langford

Program Fees

  • $600 includes GST
    • All players receive
      • Standards-based curriculum
      • 2/3 sessions per week
      • Professional coaching
      • Low player-to-coach ratios
  • ADDITIONAL KIT FEE
    • Base kit (Jersey, Shorts, Socks) $80
    • Optional Training Jacket $75

Refund policies are listed on registration forms when you register for a program.

ANNOUNCING:
SKILL CENTRE @ WESTHILLS 2024/2025 Season
with teams participating in the LISA League

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