North Kitsap Soccer Club

NKSC Development Academy U6-U7

The NKSC Development Academy Program was created as the primary development arm of NKSC, targeting players in the "golden years of learning" of U6 - U7. Visit our registration page to determine age group.

No prior soccer skills are needed to participate in academy level programs. We encourage players at all levels in these age groups to join. Overall, the NKSC Academy programs are built upon USSF Best Practices and incorporate age appropriate methods and outcomes that use the following principles:

Soccer training should, first and foremost, be fun.
  • Learning soccer should be a positive experience
    for all players
  • Soccer training must be tailored to the capabilities
    of the age group
  • Individual skill development is critical to the
    development of soccer players and should be
    emphasized over team skills
  • The game is the best teacher and small-sided games
    are the best
  • Players should be free and encouraged to take
    chances and experiment
  • Too much competition and overly structured play at an early age leads to player burnout and dropping out
    of soccer
  • The parents who volunteer to coach are the future of
    the Club
  • The Academy is designed to provide a foundation for both coaches and players

Fall Development Academy Session for U6 to U7

Registration is now open for Fall Development Academy. U6- U7, Vinland Elementary, Poulsbo. Dates and times TBA, Location subject to change. Start date is in August. No Saturday games for this age group.

The season will begin in mid August and last until October.

-two sessions a week

- training sessions on specific skill sets, age appropriate
- rotations training groups
- scrimmages
-Coed teams of 6 to 8 players, depending on player age and size
-Mod/Micro fields with small/medium goals, depending on player age and size
-No goalie/keeper so that all players are active on the field
-Focused on ball handling, playing time, and developing targeted skills

Would you like to coach at the Academy level, help with opening or closing day, or help line fields during the season? We are always looking for volunteers. Email today to help!

Looking for something for your older children with more developed skills? Check out our Modified Field Programs.

More Info: General FAQ, Registration FAQ, Small-Sided FAQ

Updated 2/22/2018