2013 u9 academy
The U9 Age group is in Stage 1 of Development which is described as Mastery of the Ball (Skills) and Dominating the 1v1. The main emphasis will be when “we” have the ball (offense). There will be little emphasis on coaching when “they” have the ball (defense) with the main goal being to get the ball back.
The main objective within the curriculum is to develop soccer personalities while having players emulate their favorite players. We will challenge each player to develop skill by playing with the ball as much as they can.
Coordination; with/without ball, ladders, hurdles, balance, agility, running form, anaerobic speed training, cardiovascular conditioning, warm up/cool down
The BUSC U9 Program will be open to 48-60 players. The entire group will train three times per week at the same time and location (academy style). Players will benefit by being coached by all U9 Academy Staff.
The BUSC U9 program provides the highest quality development in the Tri-Valley area for players who desire to build a strong foundation for playing competitive soccer. The U9 Program is designed to create an exciting environment that will motivate players to develop technical ability and foster a passion for soccer.
The club will be using the Spring session to determine how players will be placed on teams. Teams will be formed around mid May. We highly encourage players to attend as many sessions during this time as possible in order to be properly placed.
Coach Rubendall is in his 4th Year at BUSC. He will be the Director of Coaching for the U8 through U11 Academy Programs for the 2013-14 season in addition to head coach for the U9 Premier team. With 17 years of soccer coaching and training experience, Greg has had two Ballistic United Premier teams- U10 (2011) and U12 (2012)- win the NorCal State Cup Championship. He holds NSCAA Premier & Youth National Diplomas, as well as an MA in Kinesiology from CSU-Chico. Previously, Greg was an elementary & middle school PE Instructor for 5 years at St. Francis School in Concord.
Coach Welker is in his 2nd year at Ballistic United by way of the Sonoma County Alliance. Lance has a wealth of coaching experience, having been a Director of Coaching at two clubs in Oregon as well as a head coach at two colleges- Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR and Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO. He also played professional for the Chico Rooks and SF All Blacks and in Switzerland for FC Niederumen (where he also coached). Welker holds a USSF ‘B’ License.
Coach Lemoine, a self-described “lifer” at Ballistic United, first started playing with the club in 1977. In addition to deep ties in the Pleasanton soccer community, Sean has been coaching at BUSC and in Pleasanton since 2000 with many levels of success- Northern California State Cup Champion (2004) and State Cup Runner-Up (2007), Foothill HS NCS Champions (2004) & Finalist (2005). Sean played collegiately at Chabot College and Santa Barbara City College, and currently holds a CYSA ‘F’ License.
Coach Wren is in his 9th year of coaching soccer and his 5th year of coaching at BUSC. 2013 will be his 3rd year coaching within the U9-U11 Academy Programs. Last year, he coached the U9 Elite 4 team and the U10 Elite 3 teams. Chris grew up playing soccer in the Danville area through high school and regained a renewed passion for the game playing in the local Adult leagues. Chris currently holds a CYSA ‘E’ License.
February 11, 2013