The LMFC offers an innovative U8 Pre-Travel Academy program for girls and boys born in 2011 that is a stepping stone to competitive travel soccer. The program's focus is on long term development, participation and enjoyment for every player involved in the program.
Based on the soccer teachings of federations around the world, this program has been designed to instill a passion for the game while maximizing skill development.
Following US Soccer's new initiative, the program consists of:
- Two, one hour practices each week with professional trainers with a focus on skill development in small-sided games-based training.
- Weekly Game Day using a 4v4 format in a festival like setting which creates an ideal environment for players to explore, learn and enjoy the game free of the pressure of the traditional league format
- Festivals with outside programs brings more competition into the program.
Overall the program creates more success, less pressure and more fun for the kids just starting out.
Additional details can be found here