Age Group Practices

Age Group Skills Sessions are designed to maximize the volunteerism of our community while ensuring a coaching standard.  As promulgated by the US soccer Small Sided Games Manual, the Director of Coaching and the cadre of trainers run sessions with parent coaches to teach both coaches and players the elements of the game and successful coaching practices.  The DOC and trainers develop the season plan focusing on games to promote repetition in foundational skills that are age appropriate.  Coach participation is critical to the transfer of coaching skills, coaches working together for the development of the children, and raising the standard for recreation coaching in our club.

Spring Age Group sessions will be at Burke School for U6-U12 and Rolling Valley for U13-U16 starting the week of April 1. 

South Run Field #4 (first grass field on the left)
MONDAY U5/6 Coed: 5:15-6:00pm U7/8 Boys & Girls: 6:15-7:30pm
TUESDAY U5/6 Coed: 5:15-6:00pm U7/8 Boys & Girls: 6:15-7:30pm
WEDNESDAY U9/10 Boys & Girls: 5:15-6:30pm U11/12 Boys & Girls: 6:30-8:00pm
Goalies 6:00-7:00 pm
THURSDAY U9/10 Boys & Girls: 5:15-6:30pm U11/12 Boys & Girls: 6:30-8:15pm
Goalies 6:00-7:00 pm

 

Lesson Plans

 

U5 dribbling Lesson Plan

U5 Turning U5 Striking U9/10 Passing with a Purpose
U6 Dribbling U6 Turning U6 Striking U11/12 Passing with aPurpose
U7/8 Dribbling U7/8 Passing U7/8 Shooting  U7/8 Defending
U9/10 Dribbling U9/10 Passing U9/10 Shooting U9/10 Defending
U11/12 Dribbling U11/12 Passing U11/12 Shooting U11/12 Defending
U7/8 Dribbling w Purpose U7/8 Passing w Purpose U9/10 Dribbling w Purpose U11/12 Dribbling w Purpose

 

Training Staff

 
We are pleased to introduce the age group training staff who will be working with your coaches and players each week this season.
 
Coach John Szaro:
-USSF National C Licensed Coach
- Played Professionally in the USL and MISL
- Goal Keeper Coach for Adelphi, Fordham, and Hofstra Universities
 
Coach Sara Smith
- US Youth Soccer National Youth License
- BAC travel and recreation Coach 10 years
 
Coach Alan Borhauer
- US Youth Soccer D Licensed Coach
- BAC Recreation Coach 7 years
 
Coach Liz Hodges
-BAC Travel Coach
-Played Division I Soccer (GMU)
 
Coach Kaila Willis
- Played Division I Soccer (GMU)
- BAC Trainier 3 years
 
Coach Amy Moxley (Goalie Coach)
- Played Division I Soccer 
- BAC Travel Coach
- BAC Rec Goalie Coach 2 years
- United Soccer Coach Assocation Level II goalie license
 
Coach Steve Blasch
- BAC Rec Coach 5 years
- US Youth Soccer D License
- BAC Trainier 3 years
 
Coach Kapua Hatch
- BAC Trainier 3 years
- Developing Coaches Diploma
- US Youth Soccer D license
 
Coach Cami Johnstone
- BAC Trainier 3 years
- Scotish National Team Player
- Robinson High School Soccer
 
Coach Emily Butters
- BAC Trainier 3 years
- West Springfield High School Soccer
 
Coach Mary Spangler
- BAC Trainier 3 years
 
Coach Eric Ascensio
 
Coach Joseph Marino
 
Coach Kelsey Young
- Played Division I soccer (GMU)
 
Coach Caitlyn McLaughlin
- Played Division I Soccer (GMU)
 
 
 
Coach Jim Melone
BAC Director of Coaching
-US Youth Soccer D Licensed Coach
-BAC Travel & Rec Coach 8 years