PRINCETON FC Youth Soccer Players Development Club

Program Information





Registration Listing

Junior Development Program Winter 2023

The Program Begins on Saturday, January 7, 2023, and ends on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Please note - NO SESSION ON SATURDAY JANUARY 21 (the Bubble is not available).

Dates and Times:
Saturday, January 7, 14, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4 @ 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Winter 2023 Junior Program will be at Princeton University Indoor Stadium - Princeton University Bubble (at Powers Stadium Field) - Google Map

PARKING AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY STADIUM - Stadium Drive Garage | Facilities (princeton.edu)

There should be No cars idling or parked at the DeNunzio Circle - all cars should be parked at Stadium Drive Garage.

Once parked walk down the pathway towards the stadium between the Caldwell Field House and Finney - Campbell Turf Fields. 
Take a left into the tunnel that goes into the stadium.
Enter the Bubble through the revolving doors.

Bathrooms are located in the tunnel.
The temperature inside the Bubble is between 60 - 65 degrees, so please dress appropriately.

Attire and Other Equipment:
Parents are responsible for providing their kids with the following items prior to the start of the program. These items are available in sports retailers (Dick's Sporting Goods, Ewing Sports, etc.).

soccer cleats,
shin guards (pads), 

Weather-related announcements:
You will be notified via email in case of a session cancellation due to inclement weather.

PLEASE NOTE: We will make efforts to make up for weather-related session cancellations, however, we can not guarantee the outcome due to field/space and staff availability, as well as possible conflicts with other previously scheduled programs and activities.

Winter Junior Program - Sat @ 10:00-11:00 AM

Registration closes on 03/04/2023 at 10:45 AM
Season Dates: 01/07/2023 to 03/04/2023

JDP Registration Information



PFC Junior Development Program Description

Age Groups: 
4 through 8 year old boys and girls.

Seasons: The program will be offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring.

Princeton FC's Junior Development Program was developed with young kids in mind who want to start to learn the game of soccer, develop important fundamental skills and have some fun playing the game.

When young players enjoy practice and games, they become motivated to get better. The JDP Program is under the direction of Stoyan Pumpalov, Princeton FCs Director of Programs and Head Professional and conducted with other PFC professional trainers and coaches. In this program, we know it is important to be patient and to be great educators. The most important responsibility of the trainers and coaches at this level is keeping the game fun and developing good foundation of basic technical skills and body coordination.

Our Junior Development Program is based on skill development via professional training as well as fun and small-sided games. Children will train and play with children of similar ages (i.e., 5 and 6 year olds together and 7 and 8 year olds together).
We will emphasize development on the following technical skills as well as expectations of how to play the game. We expect the children to progress well over time and for them to significantly advance in their competency on these skills.

Ball control - ability to control the ball with inside, outside, instep and sole of the foot. (both feet) Basic changes of directions: inside cut - outside cut - sole of the foot turn, basic change of speed using outside and inside of the foot.

Moves to beat an opponent - ability to use basic moves to beat the opponent 1 vs. 1

Passing - ability to make basic push pass (Both feet). Accuracy and pace.

Receiving - ability to trap the ball with inside of the foot and sole of the foot (soft touch with both feet) Introduce and challenge: receiving ball from the air.

Finishing - with inside of the foot, short distance, up to 10 yards away from the goal.

Teamwork - importance of working and partnering with other players when playing the game

Sportsmanship - importance of good sportsmanship. We will reinforce the virtues of team spirit, of being humble when winning and succeeding, remaining optimistic when losing and feeling falure...remembering its as important how we play the game as the result.

Junior Development Program



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