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

Abdel Rodriguez

Goalkeeping Director

– UNLV WOMENS SOCCER DIVISION 1

-UNLV MENS SOCCER DIVISION 1

-REGION IV NEVADA ODP

-DOWNTOWN SOCCER ACADEMY

-LAS VEGAS SOCCER ACADEMY

-CLEVELAND SOCCER ACADEMY

-ELITE GOALKEEPER TRAINING CAMPS WITH OTHER DIVISION 1, 2, 3 AND

PROFESSIONAL GOALKEEPER COACHES.

-SEVEN YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE.

-TRAINED AND CULTIVATED OVER 250 GOALKEEPERS NATIONWIDE.

-OVER 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE GOALKEEPER POSITION.

– UNLV NCAA D1 (2013-2015)

– Lakeland NJCAA D1 (2011-2013)

– SECTA H.S. VARISITY (2008-2011)

“Through a specific specialized approach, I am committed to helping each goalkeeper reach their maximum potential. Training sessions are designed to introduce players to the 164 essential goalkeeper elements: Agility, Speed, Reation Explosiveness, and the ability to become an effective First Attacker.”

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club
Goalkeeping Age Appropriate Philosophy

 

The DLVSC Goalkeeping program has been built by the former LV Lights and UNLV Rebels goalkeeping coach Abdel Rodriguez. The program has been developed specifically to enable the youth goalkeepers of DLVSC to grow, develop, excel, succeed, and, most importantly, enjoy the position, no matter what level or age the individual is playing.

As we expand the program to the future, we intend to continue to build our goalkeepers from within the club, beginning at the U9-10 level. Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club offers seasonal goalkeeper training for younger players with an interest in goalkeeping. This allows players to get a feel for the special position before making the decision to be a goalkeeper. Our Goalkeeping Program is regarded as one of the top programs in the country.

Mission
For every goalkeeper, regardless of age, level, or ability – to come to training on a weekly basis and develop a deeper love for the position of goalkeeping. Through hard work, great concentration and pure enjoyment of the position, combined with the abilities taught though our curriculum, you will be rewarded with the skills to play a position that only a particular few can excel at.

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