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AUBURN THUNDER SOCCER CLUB

AUBURN THUNDER SOCCER CLUB

Professional Training Program

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
FALL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM (06,07,08 and 09 PLAYERS) 

Do not attempt to register without an invitation! 

SCHEDULE

All Sessions to be held at the Auburn Thunder Soccer Complex, Wire Road, Auburn 36830


FALL 2020 ACADEMY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM (10,11,12,13,14 & 15 PLAYERS) 


SCHEDULE

 

PTP PROGRAM DIRECTORS

 Executive Director Director of Academy Director of Select
 Warren van der Westhuizen Meghan Kemp Jenny Ferguson
 [email protected] [email protected] 256-655-4448
 404-713-5043 256-508-1871 [email protected]

ACADEMY LEVEL

Thunder proudly presents the “Professional Training Program” (PTP). Thunder's Professional Training Program is an exclusive program that serves to provide Thunder Academy players with supplemental training to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. Developed by our PTP committee, the program is an extension to the Thunder Club curriculum. Players’ are further challenged to develop the technical and tactical expertise to succeed at the highest levels of play. The Fall 2020 Cycle will serve players born in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

 

ALL Academy Players are eligible to sign up: No Invitation needed!

Technique is the foundation of all elite level players and subsequently is the primary focus throughout the 4-phase curriculum:
Phase 1 is the Summer Camp.
Phase 2 an 8-session curriculum from September to December.
Phase 3 is the 2020 Winter Camp to be held in Jan.
Phase 4 an 8-week curriculum from Feb to May. 

Periodically, alternative activities may be provided such as classroom sessions, gym sessions or visits to live soccer games locally. Utilization of research in sports psychology, nutrition, fitness & physical enhancement, sports science and match analysis will drive development in an holistic fashion to better prepare players for the demands of the game at the highest levels of play. 

The PTP is an elite environment that strives to prepare players for the demands of select soccer. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory and an adherence to a strict code of conduct absolutely necessary. Parents are exempt from observing from close proximity during field sessions. Failure to comply will result in immediate exclusion from the program. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Professional Training Program (PTP)?

The Professional Training Program for U5 - U10 age groups is a supplemental training program to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. All academy aged (U5-U12)  players are invited to sign up - It is open to all! Developed by our PTP committee, the program is an extension of the Thunder Club curriculum. The program is inclusive of 8 on-field training sessions at a cost of $80. The academy program, is located at the Thunder Soccer Complex (pending weather / availability.)

Who is it for?

All academy aged (U5-U10) players (boys and girls) are invited to sign up - It is open to all! No invitation is necessary.

What does the program focus on / include?

Players’ are further challenged to develop the technical and tactical expertise necessary for a successful transition into the higher levels of play. Repetition and teaching is highly weighted in favor of technical /tactical development. Our highly trained staff work to promote excellence with individual ball mastery, dribbling, running with the ball, turning and 1v1 attack/defense.

Who will coach my son / daughter?

The program will be staffed from session to session by a variety on Thunder Soccer Club coaching staff. You can expect to receive instruction from the following staff members throughout the course of the program (to name a few!)

- Warren van der Westhuizen: Thunder Executive Director

- Jenny Ferguson: Thunder Director of Coaching / Select Director

- Meghan Kemp: Thunder Assistant Director / Academy Director

- Matt Tarpley : Thunder Coach / Faulkner University Assistant Coach

And many more...

What are the benefits of being involved?

- Improvements in playing ability through expert teaching and added repetition, other benefits include:

Player Identification: Coaching staff are able to better engage in player identification for potential selection to Select & Elite Pathways in future years

Club Culture: Players are able to engage with various staff members and players from other teams within the Thunder organization. An opportunity for players to take advantage of a vast knowledge and experience among the training staff. Whilst also, engaging with other players who may in the long term become a teammate and friend!

Club Philosophy: Players are further taught foundational techniques, terminology and principles of play that align with the clubs vision and philosophy. Transition to the higher levels of play within the organization becomes much more ‘fluid’ - further enhancing the ability for success / impact.

Accelerated Individual Development: PTP has zero focus on team preparation for weekend games or team tactics. The program focuses only on individual technical development through maximum meaningful repetition throughout each and every session.

What is the Professional Training Program (PTP) Schedule?

  • Summer Camp (5-Day Camp in Summer July / Aug)

  • Fall Program (8 Session Program Sept - Dec)

  • Winter Camp (3-Day Camp in January)

  • Spring Program (8 Session Program Feb - May)

  • Repeat

SELECTY LEVEL

Thunder proudly presents the “Professional Training Program” (PTP). Thunder's Professional Training Program is an exclusive program that serves to provide the club’s most committed players with supplemental training to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. Developed by our PTP committee, the program is an extension to the Thunder Club curriculum. Players’ are further challenged to develop the technical and tactical expertise to succeed at the highest levels of play. The 2020 - 2021 Cycle will serve players born in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

The PTP for ‘select’ age players runs in four ‘phases’ across a calendar year.
Phase 1 is the Summer Camp.
Phase 2, a 12-session curriculum from September to December.
Phase 3 is the 2019 Winter Camp to be held in Jan.
Phase 4, a 12-week curriculum from Feb to May. 

Our goal is to provide a progressive curriculum to facilitate ‘easy learning.’  Periodically, alternative activities may be provided such as classroom sessions, gym sessions or visits to live soccer games locally. Utilization of research in sports psychology, nutrition, fitness & physical enhancement, sports science and match analysis will drive development in an holistic fashion to better prepare players for the demands of the game at the highest levels of play.

Performance, attendance and application will be continually reviewed in order to maintain the highest caliber of environment possible. The PTP operates on an invitation only policy. Invited players will receive an invitation packet via email. Invitations will go out prior to the program commencing or during the program with evaluation on going. The PTP director is responsible for all program oversight and management. Players are consistently evaluated throughout the year.

Do not attempt to register without an invitation!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Professional Training Program (PTP)?

The Professional Training Program for U11 - U14 age groups is an exclusive program that serves to provide the club’s most elite and committed players with supplemental training to further enhance awareness and ability in several areas. Players are welcomed into the program on an Invitation-only basis based on the criteria outlined below. Developed by our PTP committee, the program is an extension of the Professional Training Program Club curriculum. The program is inclusive of 8 on-field training sessions at a cost of $80. Sessions are predominately held at Thunder's Soccer Complex on Wire Road (pending weather / availability.)
See the detailed schedule outlined above for current cycle information, changes and / or cancellations.

Who is it for?

Club aged (U11-U14) players who are invited to sign up via a personal invitation from the club. It is not open to all players. An invitation must be received.

Selection Criteria

Players are invited into the program via the following pathways:

  • PTP ID Camp Attendance & Performance: Staff will evaluate player performance at camps (Summer & Winter) prior to Fall and Winter "cycles"

  • Coach Recommendation: Your team coach submits a recommendation to the club for selection based on outstanding commitment, attitude and performance

  • Director Identification: Thunder's Directors & staff have identified you based on performance at a game / training session

  • Player must be a Thunder Soccer Club or Recreation Elite Player to participate

  • Player must maintain an 80% minimum attendance to all team and club related activities

What does the program focus on / include?

Players’ are further challenged to develop the technical and tactical expertise necessary for a successful transition into the higher levels of play. Repetition and teaching is highly weighted in favor of technical /tactical development. Our highly trained staff work to promote an advanced level of excellence with individual ball mastery, dribbling, running with the ball, turning, shooting, 1v1 attack/defense - coupled with small group tactical concepts and principles.

Who will coach my son / daughter?

The program will be staffed from session to session by a variety on Thunder Soccer Club coaching staff. You can expect to receive instruction from the following staff members throughout the course of the program (to name a few!)

- Warren van der Westhuizen: Thunder Executive Director

- Jenny Ferguson: Thunder Director of Coaching / Select Director

- Meghan Kemp: Thunder Assistant Director / Academy Director

- Matt Tarpley : Thunder Coach / Faulkner University Assistant Coach

And many more...

What are the benefits of being involved?

- Improvements in playing ability through expert teaching and added repetition

Player Identification: Coaching staff are able to better engage in player identification for potential selection to elite teams

Club Culture: Players are able to engage with various staff members and players from other teams within the Thunder organization. An opportunity for players to take advantage of a vast knowledge and experience among the training staff. Whilst also, engaging with other players who may in the long term become a teammate and friend!

Club Philosophy: Players are further taught foundational techniques, terminology and principles of play that align with the clubs vision and philosophy. Transition to the higher levels of play within the organization becomes much more ‘fluid’ - further enhancing the ability for success / impact.

Accelerated Individual Development: PTP has zero focus on team preparation for weekend games or team tactics. The program focuses only on individual technical development through maximum meaningful repetition and feedback throughout each and every session. We also hope that the players are inspired and presented with more ideas to practice these skills at home.

What is the Professional Training Program (PTP) Schedule?

  • Summer Camp (5-Day Camp in Summer July / Aug)

  • Fall Program (12 Session Program Sept - Dec)

  • Winter Camp (3-Day Camp in January)

  • Spring Program (12 Session Program Feb - May)

Contact

AUBURN THUNDER SOCCER CLUB
146 Cone Street 
Auburn, Alabama 36830

Phone: 404-713-5043
Email: [email protected]

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