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Vikings Academy

The Vikings Academy is a program for children ages 4 to 8 years old focused on soccer fundamentals and skill development. An academy is a concept that is based on professional soccer club systems from around the world. The emphasis is on developing players and FUN!

Academy coaches focus on improving the individual player’s technique. Building a strong foundation of skills and good habits will provide lasting benefits to each player’s development. The development environment within the academy will allow players to be creative, learn and enjoy playing the game. Players will develop the “feel” for the game through non-competitive games played within their group.

The Viking Academy will be made up of two age levels: Little Vikings (ages 4-6) and Junior Vikings (ages 6-8). Within each level, players will be grouped by age, ability, and desire to play soccer. Six-year-olds can move between programs. Players can transfer groups throughout the session. The goal of each group is to provide an enjoyable and challenging training environment for every player.

Little Vikings Academy

Birth Years: 2017 - 2015
Play Level: Academy - Non-Competitive
Cost: $25
Sessions: One per week

The Little Vikings programs are focused on fundamentals and skill development for younger players (ages 4-6).  Children who are 6 years of age in this program should be new to soccer, with no prior experience. The program objectives are to promote enjoyment of player soccer with development for foot skills, passing, shooting and basic tactical concepts of attacking and defending.  Each session will include instruction and game play. The only required necessities players will need are: a soccer ball (size 3 or 4), shin guards, spikes (preferred) and a water bottle. The cost is $25.00

Learning Objectives:

  • Have fun playing soccer
  • Learn how to strike the ball with the inside and laces of foot
  • How to turn with the ball
  • Develop ability to maneuver the ball in multiple directions without using hands
  • Understand attacking vs defending in a game
    • Understanding teams go in a direction during the game
    • Attackers try to score goals
    • Defenders try to stop the attackers from scoring and get the ball back

Junior Vikings Academy

Birth Years: 2014 - 2013
Play Level: Academy - Non-Competitive
Cost: $35 
Sessions: Two per week

The Junior Vikings programs are focused on fundamentals and skill development for younger players (ages 6-8).  Children who are 6 years of age in this program should have prior soccer experience. The program objectives are to promote enjoyment of player soccer with development for foot skills, passing, shooting and basic tactical concepts of attacking and defending.  The Junior Vikings will have one practice per week and one game on Sundays. The Junior Viking program will prepare players to continue their playing careers in our Traveling Vikings competitive program in the Ohio Travel Soccer League. The only required necessities players will need are: a soccer ball (size 3 or 4), shin guards, spikes (preferred) and a water bottle. The cost is $35.00.

Learning Objectives:
  • Foot skill development
    • Ability to perform skill moves at pace
    • Able to control the ball close to their body
    • Able to use both feet
  • Proper passing and trapping abilities
    • Inside the foot passing with both feet
    • Able to trap a pass close to their body with both feet
  • Proper Shooting and finishing technique 
  • Introduction of attacking and defending tactics
    • Attacking is about creative movement with spacing
    • Defending is about pressure, support and containment
  • Soccer law instruction
    • Introduce the laws of the game 
    • Enforce and Explain the laws of the game during games
      • We won't just call fouls, we will explain why they are infractions
      • Facilitate player understanding of the rules

Open Registrations

Vikings Academy - Winter 2022

Academy Details for registration:
  • Practice only winter session
  • Friday Night Practices
  • Practice Times between 5 and 8 PM
  • Practices start Mid-January

Practice Location: Northwood, Greentown, and Orchard Hill Gyms

Little Viking Academy
Ages: 4 - 6
6-year-olds with less than a year of soccer experience

Junior Viking Academy
Ages: 6 - 8
Games: Sunday afternoons
6-year-olds with more than a year of soccer experience

Players should have:
  • Soccer ball size 3 or 4
  • Shin Guards 
  • Socks that cover their shin guards
  • Low top shoes
  • Soccer spikes preferred 


*Dates and times may be adjusted due to gym availability and events.

Little Vikings

Registration closes on 12/04/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/13/2023 to 03/17/2023
$25.00

Junior Vikings

Registration closes on 12/04/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/13/2023 to 03/17/2023
$35.00

Traveling Vikings - Winter 2022

The Club has decided to take this opportunity to run an in-house Futsal league.  Futsal is a form of indoor soccer that has been on the rise in recent years - Akron has a professional Futsal team.  The game is played on a gym-like floor without boards or walls.  Each team plays with 5 players one of which is a goalkeeper.  The goals are six feet square and the ball is a bit weighted to keep it from bouncing high into the air.

Our in-house league will be only players from our Club. The league will begin in January and run through March.  We are starting in January for a few reasons: it gives us time to put together a well-organized league and provides players and coaches a couple of months break from a busy fall season. We will split the age groups into 4-8 teams depending on participation.  Each team will have 7+ players. Games will be played on Sundays at the WoodsEdge Gym (7870 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44721) between 1 pm and 8 pm.  We will use our uniforms for games with each team being assigned a color. Each team will have a weekly practice at either the WoodsEdge or 4.40 Performance based on final availability.  

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  • Registration opens on October 1, 2022, and runs until October 23, 2022.
  • Cost: $120 per player to cover gym rental, coaching fees, and additional equipment
  • Practices start on January 9, 2023, and the first game will be on January 15, 2023.
  • The season ends on March 26, 2023. 

We believe this opportunity will provide the most benefit to the players in their development.  Futsal is a fast-paced, technically focused game because it is played on a small hard surface. This will help our players develop their touch, precision, and decision-making. Playing within our Club provides us with competitive balance, team-building, and club community.  It will be a fun atmosphere for our players to compete in a friendly environment. 



Traveling Vikings

Registration closes on 10/23/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/09/2023 to 03/26/2023
$120.00

Contact

North Canton Soccer Club
PO Box 242 
Greentown, Ohio 44630

Email: [email protected]

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