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Program Overview

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Junior Development School

To avoid "bad habits," our young players learn the correct individual, technical skills right from the start. Mastering each basic soccer skill maximizes performance levels and enhances enjoyment of the game. We provide a fun-filled soccer environment never losing sight of our objective to teach individual, technical skills.

This specialized program achieves these goals with encouragement and enthusiasm aimed at promoting self-confidence in each player. The Junior Academy prepares players to take the next step up in their soccer education to the Vogelsinger Academy.

  • Coed program
  • Ages 9 to 12
  • Beginners to Intermediate
  • Offered only at The Brooks School, North Andover, MA

Individual Skills & Techniques

This is a program you cannot afford to miss. Coach Vogelsinger has distinguished himself as THE soccer educator. His passionate, unwavering philosophy over the years is that a good technical foundation is the best tactical preparation. We offer a modern teaching method, uniquely innovative and highly motivational. It is the main reason for the program's incomparable success.

Mental Skills
Mental Skills are introduced and developed through visualization. This proves essential for your powerful tool of self-teaching.

Soccer Physique
We address your soccer physique through Soccerobics and our inventive warm-up sessions. Coach Vogelsinger's unique method does not just focus on teaching individual skills but on your whole body as it relates to the ball and your "body language." Such a comprehensive approach assures you a solid technical foundation and understanding, and it leads naturally into the advanced skills, techniques, and tactics.

Technical Skills
The sessions are dynamic, taught in realistic technical skill sequences in ball control, passing, dribbling and striking with their correct tactical applications. Young professionals provide realistic game-like demonstrations. With uncanny perception and ability, Coach Vogelsinger has broken down the most sophisticated technical skills with clear step-by-step explanations. With on-going dialogue, the staff keeps you focused with reminders such as "happy feet," "magic hop," and "get out of your comfort zone."

Evening Games
In our evening games you can test what you have learned that day. Games, mainly 4v4 or 5v5 with two goals and goalkeepers, give you the opportunity to maximize touches on the ball and your chances to finish on a real goal.

  • Coed program
  • Ages 9 and up
  • Beginners to Advanced
  • Players are grouped first by age and then by ability. 

Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression

What makes this program so special and exciting is that you are taught by coaches who have played your position at a very high level and are able to provide you with depth and insight into the technical, tactical, and intellectual aspects of each position.

Advanced Functional Skills Sequence
We instruct you to better understand and perform your position of choice with special attention paid in highlighting the defensive and attacking skills needed in all positions.

Evening Games
Evening games of 4v4 or 5v5, with two goals and goalkeepers, are designed to give you as many touches on the ball as possible and the chance to practice what you have learned during the day.

  • Coed program
  • Ages 10 and up
  • Intermediate to Advanced
  • Players are grouped by position, then age, and then re-evaluated by ability. 

Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression

We assume you already have a fundamental skill repertoire and a basic understanding of your position. Techniques and tactics are reviewed in this program but now with the emphasis on playing at a higher pace and under realistic pressure.

International Play
The way the game is played is a direct reflection of a nation's character. You are coached by someone from Austria one day, and someone from Sweden, Brazil, Holland, Bosnia, England, or Germany the next day. You will get their views on how to play, and their passion for the game is quite evident.

Evening Games
Evening games are 11-a-side so that you can test your progress under intense realistic competition.

  • Coed program
  • Ages 12 and up
  • Intermediate to Advanced
  • Players enroll as a team or as individuals who are assigned to a team of comparable ability or age. 

Pre-Season Preparation/ Technical and Tactical Review

This is the most popular program for high school players. It is an ideal preparation for your school's upcoming, rigorous pre-season training.

Team Training
The main emphasis is on team training and physical preparation. If you come as a team with an established style and system of play, we evaluate it and offer recommendations for improvement.

Offensive Team Play
Special emphasis is placed on improving offensive team play and on your individual and team finishing skills. All players become aware of a variety of systems and tactics. We also sharpen your skills and tactics through highly competitive functional training activities.

Evening Games
Daily full-field scrimmages finish the day in competitive tournament format.

  • Coed program
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Advanced
  • Players enroll as a team or as individuals who are assigned to a team of comparable ability or age. 

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