Futures…

NEW FOR SPRING 2021

Penn United
Futures @ The Centre


Local Soccer Teams – Quality Training – Growing The Game

U9/U10 Boys and Girls Teams (Birth Year: 2011-2013)
U12 Boys & Girls Teams (Birth Year: 2009-2010)

Highlights

Licensed, Professional Coaching Staff

Training at the Nittany Valley Sports Centre
16 Training Sessions
April 23rd-June 6th.  Fridays and Saturdays
Tournament Option Over Memorial Day Weekend
Some Parisi Speed School Training

Team Uniform

Reduced extensive weekly travel for families at these age groups

Written Evaluation
Invitation to Summer Futures Programming

Training Focus:
Technical Training: dribbling, turning, passing, shooting, control, skill builders.
Tactical: 1v1s (defending and attacking), spacing, teammate support.
Psychological: Working with a team, highs and lows, dealing with setbacks, motivation to improve.
Physical (Through Parisi): speed, quickness, strength, balance, top speed, acceleration.

Staff:
Director and Lead Coach:
Danny Orton.  English FA Prelim Badge and US Club Soccer Director of Coaching Diploma
Danny will be joined by coaches from around the region including these licenses:
NSCAA Premier, NSCAA Advanced National, USSF D.
Plus coaches who have been former college players.

Schedule:

Fridays Saturdays
Futures Girls 6:15pm-7:30pm Futures Girls 130pm-2:45pm
Futures Boys 6:15pm-7:30pm Futures Boys 130pm-2:45pm

 

Dates:

Dates: Fridays Saturdays
April 23, 30 25
May 7. 14. 21 15, 22
June 4, 11, 18 5, 12, 19



FAQ’s

Q-What type of player should join?
A-We’re looking for players that have played soccer at some point and looking to focus on detailed training to improve their skills and understanding.

Q-How many players per roster?
U9/U10 play 7v7.  Max Roster of 12
U12 player 9v9.  Max Roster of 14

Q-Do we have to commit to the tournament?
A-No, but we would love to see as many of the roster attend for a fun weekend.

Q-Where is the tournament?
A-We’re looking at the Erie Memorial Day Classic hosted at Edinboro University.  We may look at one later in the summer- we’ll make the determination as we begin.

Q-Who will train the players and be the coach at the tournament?
A-Danny will lead and direct all groups with additional staff who will all work and train the players.  Based on tournament schedules (where teams could be playing at the same time), one of the coaches familiar with the players from training will be with the players.  

Q-Can my player play soccer for another organization in addition to playing for a Penn United Futures Team?
A-Sure.  We’re all trying to grow and develop the sport and the pool of players playing.  We only ask that your Penn United Futures team training and tournament are your first commitment.  Playing soccer in addition to our schedule is fine and encouraged.

Q-Are there any league games?
A-No, not at this time.  We’ll arrange some intrasquad games and potentially a friendly match.  Training will involve lots of competitive scenarios.

Q-Why this program?

A-We’re interested in looking at the critical components of a player’s development at this age and make that the #1 focus.  Training, skill-building, fun, contact with the ball, and all done in an engaging environment are some of the aspects that governing soccer bodies are asking of clubs.  Reducing overall travel for parents is another goal.

Q-Program Fees:
A-Training fee: $250 (payment options available).  Includes: Facilities, equipment, coaching, insurance, passcards, team software.
A-Uniform fee: $50 approx (game jersey, shorts, socks)  For players going to the tournament.
A -Tournament fee: $60 approx.  Depends on roster size.

Q-What does the pathway look like for players in the program?
A-We want to provide soccer for all.  Players will be invited to the summer futures program.  As the players get older and develop, there’s the opportunity to add league games and additional events.  Players aged 13 and up are in our premier program.

NEXT STEP:

Complete a player interest form HERE
(Takes 2 minutes)


Contact Program Director: Danny Orton
danny_orton@pennunitedsoccer.org
Danny will invite players to the program.

Program Philosophy

  • Soccer should be a platform for development, improvement, and fun.
  • Players will be placed on teams that fit their skill level and play an appropriate level of competition.
  • Training provides players the opportunity to get better.  Games provide feedback to guide our training.
  • Winning is not a top priority at this level.
  • Playing time will not be equal among players and specific amounts cannot be guaranteed, but every player will play a significant amount in games to enable feedback and development.
  • The coaching staff and coaching direction will be guided by the Director of Coaching.
  • Parents must read, agree to, our parental code of conduct.
  • Once in the Futures Program, no player will be cut in future years.  We are committed to helping each player improve and will work to find each player the best opportunities for growth and success.
  • Our goal is to have multiple teams in each age group so that players can play and develop at the right level of play for them.
  • Our approach, structure, and technique are based on leading soccer organizations worldwide.  We strive to bring the best possible soccer experience to Central Pennsylvania.