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AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Competitive or “rep” soccer is for young players who have the ability, ambition and parental support to progress in the world’s most popular game. They represent their club in competition against other clubs’ rep teams in District or Regional leagues, Cups and Tournaments. For those who continue in soccer, there is the future possibility of college scholarships, Provincial and National junior teams and, for the special few, opportunities for a professional career. The first step in pursuing this would be to enrol your child in our Soccer Academy.

At Spartacus, we begin development of our future rep players early. Ambitious and motivated youngsters from House League groups are invited to our Academy program to learn and develop with Club competitive coaches. While in the development program, the academy teams are given an opportunity to play in a competitive league or tournament without the pressure of results, but simply to encourage and challenge them.

soccer_momTEAM BUILDING STARTS YOUNG

We continually scout our house leagues for youngsters with athleticism and “soccer character”. We don’t look for “talent”. We look for a glint in the eye, hustle and energy in games, and real enthusiasm for playing soccer. Everything else we can teach. In the early years, we focus entirely on building confidence and comfort with the ball. Practices are designed for “lots of touches”, using proven European coaching techniques to give players a solid start in ball control, passing, kicking, and running with the ball. Youngsters are encouraged to try their best in a disciplined environment, but there is no “one-size-fits-all” standard. So long as they continue to progress, children are free to develop at their own pace. We emphasize “learning as fun”. As they grow older and graduate as Rep players, soccer becomes “serious fun”, but always our goal is to help our soccer-suited children to fall in love with the game on their own terms.

SPARTACUS ACADEMY PHILOSOPHY

Spartacus Soccer Club has been developing boys into men, building character, chasing and realizing dreams since 1980.

  • One step at a time, we work to build on our yesterdays
  • One touch at a time, we learn to both caress and crush the ball
  • One day at a time, we build on the knowledge of possession, position and positivity

Our focus is on your child’s individual technical and strategic development – including:

  • First touch control
  • Shielding
  • Vision
  • Faster thinking
  • Character development
  • Teaching the discipline necessary to become an elite player

 

ABOUT OUR COACHES

Great coaches, mostly former professional players, share their knowledge and passion for the beautiful game. Our staff are selected with two distinctive criteria – the demonstration of proper technique and the ability to teach that technique.

ACADEMY OPPORTUNITIES

We do not know which kids will gain scholarships, but they will. We can’t tell which child might go on to a career as a soccer player yet, but they might. We push the kids hard and they get better and learn with each practice, each win and each loss.

ACADEMY PLAYER COMMITMENT

Player commitment is 3 training sessions per week with games on the weekend (approximately 36 games per year). We compete in one of the best Leagues in Canada, against the best – usually more experienced players. While we compete to win each game, the games are meant to augment training as another way to help in your child’s development and the scores are of little consequence. 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration information coming soon…

 

 

 
 
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