Winter Programs (January – March)

  • Saturday Advanced Skills Clinics  [2nd - 5th grade]
  • Tuesday Girls Skills Clinics [2nd - 8th grade]
  • Thursday Afternoon Advanced Skills Clinics [1st - 2nd grade]
  • Monday Advanced Skills Clinics [6th - 8th grade]
  • Thursday Advanced Skills Clinics [3rd - 5th grade]
  • Sunday Street Soccer [K - 6th grade]

LUSC offers advanced skills clinics for 2nd-8th graders as well as a Thursday afternoon clinic for grades 1-5. On Sundays LUSC offers co-ed indoor street soccer for grades K-6.  Days and times of this program can vary from year to year.  Registration priority is given to Lexington residents.

LUSC SATURDAY AFTERNOON ADVANCED SKILLS

For Lexington Boys and Girls 2nd – 5th grade soccer players.
This is an 8 week program for the committed soccer player!

Dates:  January 4, 11 February 1, 8, 22 March 1, 8, 15
Time:  1:00 to 3:00pm
Cost:  $175.00
Location:  Lexington Christian Academy (Double Gymnasium)

2nd and 3rd grade will train together, 4th and 5th grade will train together


LUSC MONDAY EVENING ADVANCED SKILLS

For Lexington Boys and Girls 6th – 8th grade soccer players.
This is a 10 week program for the committed soccer player!

Dates: January 6, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10, 17
Time:  7:30 to 9:00pm
Cost:  $175.00
Location:  Lexington Christian Academy (Double Gymnasium)

Skills Clinic Focus- Player Development

  • Individual Moves
  • Fast footwork
  • Juggling
  • 1st Touch exercises
  • Speed and Agility
  • Small sided games (final 30 minutes)

Enrollment for each clinic will be limited to 40 players.
Registration priority is given to Lexington residents.
 


TUESDAY NIGHT GIRLS SKILLS CLINIC

Program Focus: 

  • Having Fun!
  • Promoting & developing the game of soccer for girls
  • Improving basic skills and developing advanced skills with and without the ball
  • Individual & Small group activities
  • Small sided games.

Dates: Tuesday January 21st through Tuesday March 18th
Who’s Eligible? Lexington Female Players 2nd through 8th grade
Time:  5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (2nd through 4th grade)
7:00 to 8:30 pm (5th through 8th grade)
Location: The Armenian School, 20 Pelham Road, Lexington
Cost: $160 per child


SUNDAY AFTERNOON “STREET SOCCER”

Focus:  Let them play!  Escape the cold winter days of New England while exercising and having fun with friends.

Why street soccer?  The idea behind street soccer is to provide the kids the freedom to play games of soccer in a supervised yet unstructured environment.  The goal is to encourage them to be creative and take ownership of their game.  The games will be played in a 3v3, 4v4 and (where appropriate) 5v5 format.  This will allow players to maximize their touches on the ball and provide them with numerous opportunities to make decisions.  Players will play with one group for a 12 to 15 minute games, the coach/adult will then remix the teams and start up a new game.   Note:  There will be no coaching, just adult supervision.

Dates:  January 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9
Location:  Lexington High School Field House
Cost: $75.00 per child

Schedule:

  • 2:00 to 3:00pm: Current Kindergarten
  • 3:00 to 4:00pm: Current 1st and 2nd Grade
  • 4:00 to 5:00pm: Current 3rd and 4th Grade
  • 5:00 to 6:00pm: Current 5th and 6th Grade

* The games will be coed/Registration will be limited to 20 players per hour.


THE EDGE HOUR ONE:  1ST & 2ND GRADE “SETTING THE FOUNDATION”

This program will focus on building a solid foundation of individual skills with proper technique and player enjoyment as the primary focus.  There will be coordination exercises mixed in, but the ball will be at the center of everything we do.

Dates: Thursday January 9th through February 27th
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (all 1st and 2nd graders)
Location:  The Edge, Bedford www.theedgesportscenter.com
Cost: $160 per child


THE EDGE HOUR TWO:  3RD – 5TH GRADE “BALL MASTERY & SOCCER SPEED”

This program will focus on Individual Skill development and Speed with the ball.  The program will follow a Coerver type curriculum with Ball Mastery, Speed training and 1v1 as the core elements.

Dates: Thursday January 9th through February 27th
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 pm (all 3rd through 5th graders)
Location: The Edge, Bedford www.theedgesportscenter.com
Cost: $160 per child

* The games will be co-ed, and registration will be limited to 20 players per hour.

About the Director:  

Coach Donahue holds a USSF “A” license, US Youth Soccer National Youth License and NSCAA Premier Diploma as well as serving as a MYSA staff coach and Olympic Development Coach.  Brendan became the Director of Coaching for Lexington United Soccer Club on January 1, 2006.  Prior to coming to Lexington, Coach Donahue had served as the Acting Men’s Soccer Coach at Northeastern University (NCAA Division I) after having been the first assistant during the most successful period of the program’s history.  Donahue’s collegiate coaching experience is extensive including positions as assistant coach at Middlebury College, Tufts University, Vassar College and a head coaching position at Curry College where he led the Colonels to the Commonwealth Conference tournament for the first time since 1995.