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North Canton Soccer Club

North Canton Soccer Club

Our Programs

North Canton Soccer Club offers Academy (recreational) and Traveling (competitive) soccer programs. The Academy program is for ages 4 to 8. Your child must turn 4 years old on or before August 1. The Traveling program is for ages 9 to 15. We have three sessions within a full season.  The sessions run from August to June. 

The Fall session is August to October. 

The Winter indoor/Futsal session is November to March.  For the Traveling Vikes, the Winter session is broken into Winter I and Winter II.

The Spring session is April to June.  

Our programs are tailored to support players of all experience levels. 

Travel registration will open 2-3 months prior to the beginning of the season.  Leagues require team commitments 2 months prior to the season in order to schedule games and officials.  Player assignments are done one month before the season begins to allow time for  player cards and age verification preparations. 

Also review our FAQ page for common questions.

Traveling Vikings

Birth Years: 2012 - 2007 (8th Graders)
Play Level: Competitive
Outdoor Cost: $120 (Spring and Fall)
Indoor Cost: $110 Session One (Games only)  - Session two TBD.

Competitive program includes practices during the week and weekend games. Teams will play eight games, four home and four away, in the Ohio Travel Soccer League located in the greater Northeast Ohio area. Commitment to travel will be based on division level.

Learning Objectives:
  • Ongoing skill development within a competitive landscape.
  • Utilize the skills learned at practice within a game situation.
  • Develop a team mentality.
  • Learn attacking and defending concepts that are age appropriate
  • Develop well rounded players with strong fundamentals and knowledge of the game.
  • Focus on quick decisive decision making.

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

Contact

North Canton Soccer Club
PO Box 242 
Greentown, Ohio 44630

Email: [email protected]

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