Center of Excellence for U6-U8 Players
The Center of Excellence program is designed to start building the foundation of the youth soccer player through enhancing the young players love of the game through fun games and activities with some basic technical challenges mixed in. This program is designed to teach the players the basic technical skills needed to transition from Recreational Soccer into the Pre-Select more competitive program. The C off E program will run in three individual six week cycles, Fall, Winter and Spring. Each cycle will include one training session per week for six weeks with the C of E and Pre-Select Technical Director, Jalil Samarvarchian (JJ) and other members of the professional coaching staff as needed. The program will follow a player based curriculum that has been put together by JJ and Dave Sharp, the Black Hills Rapids Director of Coaching.
After six weeks of training each cycle will end with teams created and those teams participating in one of the Black Hills Rapids Tournaments (Fall – Fright Fest, Winter – Presidents Cup, Spring – Rushmore Cup). The teams will be made up of only the U8 and U7 players and the entrance fee is included in programs registration.
The Center of Excellence Program will be for U8, U7, and U6 players but only the U8 and U7 players will participate in the tournament at the end of each program.
U8 and U7 player, $80 per player for the six week training program AND entrance into one of the tournaments. U6 player, $60 per player for the six week training program. The U6 players will NOT participate in the tournaments at the end of each cycle.
To register for the Center of Excellence, login to your Black Hills Rapids account, where you should see that a new program is available for your U8 player. If you need assistance accessing your account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.