1) To provide an opportunity for the youth of Southbury to play soccer. Everyone who wishes to play may do so, and it is the goal of the program to provide each player with the opportunity to play at his or her competitive level.2) To expand the educat

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Travel U13 & U14

Pomperaug Soccer Club uses an Academy format for U13/U14 in which players from these age levels play together.  Teams are formed based on ability level.   

The club has separate boys and girls teams, with teams entered in either A, B or C brackets (varying with registrations).  Travel teams play the North West District.  Play is 11 vs. 11 on a full size field with full size goals. Games are 40 minute halves with a size 5 ball. Practice is generally twice a week with games on Saturdays for B bracket or Sundays for A Bracket.  U13 and up emphasizes adult standards and formal rules, with focus also on these areas:

  • Moves, Shielding and Spin turns
  • Receiving Quality and 1st touch
  • Take balls out of air/turning
  • Passing Short, long, bent, crosses, driven, chipped
  • Shooting On the run, on the turn, from all angles
  • Heading To goal, pass, and clear
  • Tackling Proper technique and timing Slide
  • Attacking and taking risks
  • Defending with pressure (in front and behind)
  • Keeping possession
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Watching higher level play
  • Training for flexibility, speed, strength, agility
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Injury prevention
  • Soccer terminology and detailed rules
  • Warmups and cool downs Goalkeeper specific development