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TKO JUNIORS u7-u9

(Birth Years 2012-2014)

TKO Juniors is our more advanced program offered for u7-u8 players and serves as our preparation program for u9 competition and league play. TKO Juniors provides multiple training opportunities for young players. The program is designed around the new structure set forth by US soccer, focusing on 4v4 play with lots of touches on the ball. The goal of this program is to improve foot skills and soccer techniques all while having a ball at their feet. The players will also be introduced to team concepts and drills so they can hit the ground running when old enough to play on a u9 team. The program is completely player-centered with professional coaches supporting each player's growth.

The program is coordinated by Dustin Snyder, TKO Juniors Program Coordinator. All trainings take place at the Drake Road Soccer Complex, 901 S. Drake Rd., Kalamazoo 49009.

Questions? Please send Dustin a message.

Fall Session

  • 8 Week Program
  • September - October
  • 2 trainings per week: Monday and Wednesday
  • 1 hour each session
  • Sunday Games vs Midwest teams, and Jamborees vs other clubs
  • 4v4 Focus
  • 22 total  sessions
  • Monday Locations: Kalamazoo, Mattawan, Plainwell, and Gull Lake

Winter Sessions

  • (2) 5 Week Programs
  • January thru March
  • 1 hour trainings
  • 4v4 focus
  • 10 sessions

 

Additional Program-Futsal

  • 6 Week Program
  • December - January
  • 1 hour trainings
  • 4v4 focus

Spring Session

  • 8 Week Program
  • April - June
  • 2 trainings per week: Monday and Wednesday
  • 1 hour each session
  • Sunday Games vs Midwest teams and Jamborees vs other clubs
  • 4v4 Focus transitioning into 7v7
  • 22 total  sessions
  • Monday Locations: Kalamazoo, Mattawan, Plainwell and Gull Lake

GAME BASICS

All games are on Sundays for TKO Juniors 

  • Jamborees are against other clubs and are coed - games are 4v4.
  • TKO Junior games are against TKO Junior players.
  • TKO Junior players can play in both Jamborees and TKO Junior Games.
  • TKO Junior games are against TKO players only. These are separated, boys and girls games. Games are 4v4 or 5v5 (goalie).

 

We do not have set teams for the following reasons:

  • Maintains a competitive balance
  • Different team each week means making new friends 
  • Variety of coaches and chance to learn something new

Game Day Basics

  • Arrive 20-25 minutes early (parking lots will be busy).
  • Shoes tied!!!!
  • Have them go to the bathroom before each game!
  • Let them make mistakes and let them solve them as the coach guides them.
  • They will play multiple positions and look uncomfortable at times, this is a good thing.
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