The newly-announced Met Oval Affiliate Program partners the Met Oval Academy with local New York soccer programs that share its mission to develop New York youth soccer players in a fun and committed environment. The Met Oval has announced its first two affiliates: Sonic Soccer and SoccerFunforKids. You can learn more at the Met Oval website's new Affiliates page: www.metropolitanoval.org/affiliates
Sonic Soccer, http://www.sonicsoccerfun.com, is centered around developing children's motor, problem solving, communication and creative skills necessary not just for success in soccer but navigating through everyday life. Progressive development and small step mastery allows us to create a soccer program that is ideal and can meets your child at their level creating success relative to your child's needs and skills. The program using Brazilian Futsal-small weighted soccer balls slows the game down to optimizing time with the ball for every child in class. More time on the ball creates a fun learning environment centered around skill development for each individual player through an assortment of games and activities that are progressive and age specific.
SoccerFunforKids, http://www.soccerfunforkids.com/, implements a system to give as many touches to the ball as possible. Each player gets a soccer ball to practice and work on fun ball control games and drills. We teach vision of the game, think ahead and anticipation of the game. Vision of the game makes you relax, and a more relax players always performs at his/her best. At the end of practice we play small-sided games because we want our soccer players to touch the ball more often and become more skillful with it.