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Where: Merle Logan Turf, Nanaimo

When:  Monday April 10th 2017 - June 12th 2017

Times:  U7-U9 @ 5:00-6:15pm

              U10-U12 @ 6:15-7:30pm

              U13 - U18 @ 7:30 - 8:45pm 

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The HCFC Academy is a professionally designed youth soccer program for committed players who are looking to improve their game and be challenged in their soccer development. Based around the 4 Corner Model these weekly sessions will challenge players decision making, technical ability & tactical understanding.

Our U7-U9 and U10-U12 Academies are designed to support players who are still in their "Fundamental" & "Learning To Train" development stage. Players are grouped according to their current development with the ability to move from week to week. The main focus at this stage is building a high level of technique. In the older age groups we will also touch on some tactical elements such as awareness of space and movement. 

Our U13-U18 Academy program will focus more on developing the team mentality. Game and Tactical Understanding are important elements at this stage while also being able to produce technique on demand. Players are also grouped according to their current development with the ability to move from week to week.

The HCFC Academy looks to support players in all stages of their development. Whether they are involved in high performance or just learning the game we will ensure that all players work with the groups and coaches that are right for them. We hope that through this all of our players will strenghthen their commitment and passion for the BEAUTIFUL GAME.

The Academy program is led by HCFC’s Technical Lead Daragh Fitzgerald along with other members of HCFC's Provincially and Nationally certified coaching team and runs Monday nights at Merle Logan Turf Field, Nanaimo.

Within the program we look to maintain a 10:1 player to coach ratio for optimal engagement and player support. 

Program Content:

  • ABCs: Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, and Speed                           
  • Ball Mastery
  • 1v1 Attacking & Defending
  • Dribbling Technique
  • Passing & Receiving Technique
  • Defending & Attacking Principles
  • Possession Games based on Decision Making
  • Small-Sided-Games: 2v2 - 6v6

Coaching Techniques:

  • Q & A: Coaches lead player with questions that inspire curiosity and problem solving
  • 1-1: Player-coach dialogue; player is given a challenge to address while session is ongoing
  • Trial & Error: Player is given a challenge and encouraged to solve it with minimal coach intervention
  • Command: Coach presents lesson or challenge and provides desired outcome
  • Guided Discovery: Coach issues a challenge and provides demonstration of one possible solution

Harbour City Football Club’s Philosophy and Coaching Structure

At HCFC we are about developing the individual player, on and off the pitch, with the aim to create a positive, challenging, and enjoyable learning environment that provides the player with the freedom to express and develop their natural ability. We aim to create players who are comfortable on the ball and who are able to make good decisions when in or out of possession.  This will encourage the players to think independently, or work alongside others to gain the maximum benefit. The player will also develop a sense of responsibility for their learning that will stay with them for the rest of their playing days.

With this in mind we will base all our coaching sessions on The 4 Corner Model. The 4 Corners are Technical, Psychological, Physical, and Social and each training session will challenge the players while incorporating all of the Corners.

“HCFC’s aim is to inspire, challenge, and provide a safe learning environment for the players to fulfill their potential.”

HCFC 4 Corners

  “Soccer for Life”

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Club Information

Harbour City FC
Lions Pavilion
2300 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC
V9T 3K7

P) 250-729-9400
F) 250-585-1519
E) admin@harbourcityfc.com

Office Hours

Monday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 1pm-4pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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