DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS SOCCER CLUB PROGRAMS

Developmental Stage 1  U6 – U8

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club (DLVSC) looks to provide U6 through U8 players with a safe, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate soccer environment.

 

  • Have Fun
  • Learn Teamwork
  • Make Friends
  • Learn soccer skills while being physically active

Program Structure

  • Each team will be led by a licensed and qualified staff coach
  • Teams play small sided-sided games (4 v 4) with no goalkeepers and a focus on improving the player’s technical ability with the ball
  • Practice will be held twice a week for a duration of 60 minutes from August through May
  • Teams will play regular games, both in the Fall and the Spring

Developmental Stage 2 – U9-U10

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club (DLVSC) looks to provide U9 and U10 players with a safe, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate soccer environment.

 

  • Have fun playing soccer and being physically active in a team setting
  • Teams train and play in a player-centered, growth-focused environment
  • Technical skill development is a top priority
  • Introduction to positional play

Program Structure

  • Each team will be led by a licensed and qualified staff coach
  • Teams play small-sided games (7 v 7) with the introduction of goalkeepers and positional play
  • Practice will be held twice a week for a duration of 60 minutes from August to May

Teams will play regular games, both in the Fall and the Spring

Competitive  Stage 1 – U11-U12

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club (DLVSC) looks to provide U11 and U12 players with a safe, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate soccer environment.

 

  • Have fun playing soccer and being physically active in a team setting
  • Teams train and play in a player-centered, growth-focused environment with an awareness of competitive gameplay
  • Technical skill development and functional application are top priorities
  • Teamwork and interpersonal relationship skills will develop as players grow socially and cognitively

Program Structure

  • Each team will be led by a licensed and qualified staff coach
  • Teams play small-sided games (9 v 9)
  • Practice will be held three times a week for a duration of 90 minutes from August to May
  • Teams will play regular games, both in the Fall and the Spring
  • Out-of-Town travel for some groups may be introduced in moderation

Competitive  Stage 2 – U13-U14

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club (DLVSC) looks to provide U13 and U14 players with a fun, safe, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate soccer environment.

 

  • Teams train and play in a player-center, growth-focused, performance environment
  • Teams aim to compete at the highest levels available
  • Technical skill development is a top priority, with players showing functional application, creativity, and problem solving
  • Tactical development includes team concepts and understanding positional roles and responsibilities
  • Psychological development will center around focus, concentration, motivation, and work ethic.
  • Physical training and athletic development has a specific, age-appropriate approach

Program Structure

  • Each team will be led by a licensed and qualified staff coach
  • Teams play in full-sided game model (11 v 11)
  • Practice will be held three times a week for a duration of 90 minutes from August to May
  • Teams will play regular games, both in the Fall and the Spring
  • Out-of-Town travel will take place in moderation

Competitive  Stage 3 – U15-U19

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club (DLVSC) looks to provide U15 and U19 players with a fun, safe, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate soccer environment.

 

  • Teams train and play in a player-centered, growth-focused, performance environment
  • Teams aim to compete at the highest levels available
  • Elite-level commitment is expected
  • Players exposed to the style of training and expectation that will prepare them for future college or professional playing opportunities

Program Structure

  • Each team will be led by a licensed and qualified staff coach
  • Practice will be held three times a week for a duration of 90 minutes from November to May
  • Teams will play regular games, November through May
  • Out-of-Town travel will take place to seek out high-level competition and provide exposure to playing opportunities beyond Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club

Goalkeepers

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club (DLVSC) looks to provide goalkeepers with training in a fun, safe, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate soccer environment.

  • Position specific training
  • Building a technical foundation is a top priority
  • Age-appropriate physical development

Learn the role of the goalkeeper in the game and in the team

Program Structure

  • Goalkeeper Training is led by licensed and qualified coaches
  • Goalkeeper Training sessions will be held twice per week from August through May
  • U6 through U10 players will be introduced to the Goalkeeper position in a clinic format
  • U11 through U19 players will have regular training sessions in age-appropriate training groups
  • U11 through U19 Goalkeepers will be observed in match situations in addition to training opportunities

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