Programs & Registration

GOALKEEPER

 

The club sponsored goalkeeper training is structured to support age-appropriate training for players interested in learning to play the goalkeeper position or those that are already experienced goalkeepers. All players who are interested in learning more about the goalkeeper position and currently play part of their games in goal are highly encouraged to participate.

Training sessions address the skills developments in the following areas (as age appropriate):

  • Footwork
  • Handling
  • Angles
  • Balls at feet
  • Crossed balls
  • Agility
  • Communication 

Currrently there is no in-person goalkeeper training. If interested in receiving goalkeeping training materials, please email our goalkeeper coach Andrew Bell.

AGE GROUP TRAINING

These training sessions are open and free to all players in the 12 to 07 age groups for one hour of additional and optional training each week during the fall and spring seasons.  Our technical director Gino Pucillo will focus on technical skill development during these sessions. It is acceptable to sign up and not be able to participate every week. The sign-ups and player availability will help the coaches to plan accordingly. 

Alpine Strikers prioritizes in-person team trainings and as a result has put age group trainings temporarily on hold and will resume again when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. 

PRE-COMPETITIVE

Minis Program for 3-4 Year Olds

Our Minis program is designed for 3-4 year olds getting to touch the ball in a playful soccer environment. The participants get to familiarize themselves with foot and ball skills. There is a lot of hands-on coaching and demonstration as well as manipulation to enhance muscle memory for ball managing skills. The coach and kids play a form of soccer at the end of each session. This is where the kids get exposed to the game concept as well as foster a healthy attitude toward competition. 

Due to the state recently easing restrictions of COVID regulations in outdoor youth sports, our programs now include contact and passing the ball. Parents will read about our return to play and safety procedures and protocol during the registration process.

Juniors Program (5-6 Year olds)

The Juniors Program

Our Juniors program is currently designed for 5-6 year olds. The focus is to teach young soccer players attacking soccer skills which include dribbling, passing, trapping, and shooting, as well as continue to develop the concept of the game. It is a continuum of the Alpine Minis Preschool Program. The sessions are individualized and optimize soccer development and growth for children from all skill levels.

Due to the state recently easing restrictions of COVID regulations in outdoor youth sports, our programs now include contact and passing the ball. Parents will read about our return to play and safety procedures and protocol during the registration process.

Academy (6-7 Year olds)

Please note, the Academies are open to boys and girls.

The objective of our Academies is to gradually prepare our younger players to take their first steps towards competitive soccer beginning at the under 8 age group.  Training sessions will be two times per week with each session lasting 1 hour 15 minutes.  There will also be 4-5 intra-squad weekend games per season. Training curriculum will be centered upon developing coordination, agility and ball mastery, as these are the key building blocks required to play the game of soccer. Your child will learn how to interact with other children in the invaluable environment of team sports by means of fun, energetic and challenging activities and games specifically designed for this age group. The Academies are gender separated, except in Portola Valley, and they are coached by our professional coaches. We are confident that your child will enjoy a fun, exiting and rewarding experience learning how to play the world's “beautiful game.” 

Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic we have temporarily put our academy on hold. As soon as we can offer a safe environment for this young group to pick up training and small sided soccer games again the details and registration will become available here.

WINTER SKILL CLINICS

Alpine Strikers FC is excited to offer winter training to all of our players. These training sessions focus on technical skill development.

Our club strictly adheres to State and County COVID-19 pandemic safety precautions, protocols, guidelines, and regulations. Staff, players, and families are reminded of such procedures and get updates as we are notified by any changes by the State and/or County. 

 

Summer 2020 CAMPS

Alpine Strikers offers spring and summer camps for our pre-competitive age groups, U8-U12, U13 and above and also a modified soccer camp experience for children with special needs.  We also offer soccer camps for preschoolers. Please check back here regularly for more details.

Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic we are not able to offer any summer camps at this time.