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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INFORMATION

ACADEMY ("TRAINING NEST")

AGE GROUPS | BREAKDOWN OF ROSTERS | COMMUNITY

COACHING STAFF

CULTURE

CURRICULUM

FACILITIES

LEAGUES | TOURNAMENTS

OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYMENT | VOLUNTEER

PARENT/PLAYER AGREEMENT

TEAM TRAINING SESSIONS

FEES

FEE STRUCTURE

UNIFORMS


 

The purpose of the Condors Soccer Club TEAMS are to give competitive players an opportunity to improve their skill through a professional environment predicated upon long-term growth and improvement of every player through a culture of excellence, education, and values.

The Condors Soccer Club has relationships with Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Massachusetts Premier League (MAPLE), US Soccer and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

APPROACH TO SOCCER PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Sidekick Sports Academy is our parent company and we are the OFFICIAL affiliate to College Soccer Prep, Sidekick Soccer Academy and Wolves Futsal Club. We have training partnerships with local youth soccer clubs and welcome players from any soccer/other sport situation.

Sidekick Sports Academy also hosts Micelin Minutemen Basketball, Micelin Seminoles Flag Football, Sidekick Illustrations and SK Running Club. We believe in creating fully developed athletes. We support the local youth sports community and hope that our expertise improves this community. 

TIME COMMITMENT

Condors Soccer Club only requires that players participate on their TEAMS in the Fall and Spring seasons. There is no required summer and winter commitment.

We expect athletes to train year-round and for those looking to participate in a soccer-type program in the winter, then Wolves Futsal Club is a logical choice. The Wolves have played in the World Futsal Championships, other international tournaments and have won numerous Massachusetts state championships.. For more info, visit wolvesfutsal.com.

For those looking to participate in soccer programs in the summer, Sidekick Soccer Academy hosts camps and clinics and College Soccer Prep hosts 7v7 leagues and tournaments. For more info, visit sidekicksocceracademy.com and collegesoccerprep.com.

  • CONDORS FALL
  • Teams age 8 - 14 ONLY
  • Training Sessions begin on or around September 1.
  • Matches begin on or around September 10 and end on or around November 10.
  • Teams will train two times/week with additional optional training (i.e. age-group training, speed & conditioning, goalkeeping).
  • Matches will take place on Sundays (age 9 - 11 usually plays between 8 am - 1 pm | age 12 - 14 usually plays between 1 - 7 pm).
  • CONDORS SPRING
  • Team age 8 - 18 (This is ONLY season for age 15 - 18)
  • Training Sessions begin on or around April 1.
  • Matches begin on or around April 10 and end on or around June 10.
  • Teams will train two times/week with additional optional training (i.e. age-group training, speed & conditioning, goalkeeping).
  • Matches will take place on Sundays (age 9 - 11 usually plays between 8 am - 1 pm | age 12 - 18 usually plays between 1 - 7 pm).
  • *For Condors teams age 8 - 14, we aim to compete only in a Memorial Day Tournament in Massachusetts/New England.
  • *For Condors teams age 15 - 18, we aim to compete in a Memorial Day Tournament in Massachusetts/New England featuring a College Showcase component. 
  • *For Condors teams who qualify, there are State Cup, Open Cup, and other tournaments in Massachusetts which we will readily participate.

 

ACADEMY ("Training Nest")

Sidekick Soccer Academy is the official provider of Condors Soccer Club "Training Nest" services. The Condors Soccer Club "Training Nest" is a player development program intended to ready players interested in a higher teaching and competition standard. All "Training Nest" programs are seasonal (i.e. 8 weeks in length) and feature professional coaches and curriculum based on preparing players for a structured, professional environment. For more information about a particular program, click on the title below.


 

AGE GROUPS | BREAKDOWN OF ROSTERS

US Soccer has chosen to use calendar birth years to align with international standards and Youth National Team programs. Previously, age groups were determined based on players born between Aug. 1 and July 31. The change to calendar year age groups will reflect the calendar year, or Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Players are still allowed to “play up” or play in an older age group. The Condors will comply with this initiative immediately.

  • US Soccer has also changed its guidelines for competition of small-sided games to the following:
    • Age 6 - 8 | 4v4
    • Age 9 - 10 | 7v7
    • Age 11 - 12 | 9v9
    • Age 13+ | 11v11
    • For detailed chart, click here.
  • BREAKDOWN

  • The Condors will represent their team names by birth year (i.e. 07 = 2007). The Condors will also represent player ages without the "U" before it and simply say "Age 7".
  • For teams age 8 - 10, the Condors will aim to field rosters with 11 - 14 players.
  • For teams age 11 - 12, the Condors will aim to field rosters with 14 - 18 players.
  • For teams age 13+, the Condors will aim to field rosters with 18 - 22 players.
  • We will adhere to league and tournament standards and there will be an opportunity to double-roster within Condors Soccer Club for certain matches, FREE of charge. 
  • The Condors TEAMS pyramid: Heroes (First Team), Elites (Second Team), Supremes (Third Team) 
  • Age: A player's birth year determines which year division they play in (i.e. born in 2001 means you are qualified to play AS OLD as a 01 team) 

     

    COACHING STAFF

The Condors Soccer Club staff is comprised of professionally licensed soccer coaches. We pride ourselves on our staff having REAL knowledge about the sport of soccer and, more importantly, how to connect with young players and educate them on how it can meaningfully impact their life. All of our head coaches have previously worked AS COACHES in professional, college, high school, or club soccer. All of our assistant coaches have coached or played professional, college, or high school varsity. To learn more about our directors, click here.

 


CULTURE

The Condors are a community-based club and we will look to draw players from the following towns (within 30-minute drive of each other and home training/match locations): Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Cambridge, Concord, Lincoln, Lexington, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Weston, Winchester, Woburn.

We understand that our players and their families have busy schedules. Local training sessions and home games equate to fewer hours lost each season commuting to soccer events. This means more time for rest, school work, family dinners, and other non-athletic enrichment activities.

The Condors Soccer Club knows that a big reason why families and players join with an educational organization is for the overall experience and fulfillment cultivated by quality professionals. As a result, the Condors are pleased to provide the following services. For more information about a particular program, click on the title below.

  • ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT
  • INJURY PREVENTION
  • VIDEO ANALYSIS

    CURRICULUM

    The Condors are heavily influenced in their approach to teaching as "Create better people before soccer players." We look to Horst Wein as a source of information and inspiration. For a detailed look at our teaching methods, click here.

    Learning Techniques

    • More holistic approach.
    • Develops coordination, leadership and tactical awareness, in addition to just technique
    • Logical progression of development based on intellectual and physical capabilities of players
    • Menu of activities during one session. Change activities every 15 minutes
    • Bridges between learning a subject and correctly applying it. Training and competition considered as one unit.
    • Focus on how skill should be best applied: when, where and why

    Role of Coach

    • Players are central to the learning environment.
    • Uses questioning to prompt players. Guides them to “self-discover” the best way
    • Assign players roles and responsibilities to develop leadership
    • Uses “nature”. Understands and allows kids to take breaks and come back to soccer learning when they are refreshed (play on swings or go swimming).

    Role of Players

    • Central and main participant in learning process. Receives, processes and gives information to coach and fellow players.
    • Challenged to think through soccer-specific problems and discover solutions
    • Encouraged to take initiative and demonstrate leadership (i.e. set up drills)

FACILITIES

  • Most team training and 'training nest' sessions will take place in the following towns: Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Cambridge, Concord, Lincoln, Lexington, Somerville, Waltham, Weston, Winchester, Woburn.
  • Most Training Sessions and HOME matches will take place at Cambridge School of Weston (Weston, MA).
  • Most ROAD matches will take place within one hour of the above home locations.

LEAGUES | TOURNAMENTS

Condors Soccer Club teams will primarily compete in the following league and tournaments (typically in the top divisions):

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYMENT

The Condors Soccer Club Junior Staff is comprised of players age 14+ who show maturity and experience in the game of soccer. The staff members are eligible to referee and coach in our youth recreational programming. 

OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER

The Condors Soccer Club Junior Staff is comprised of players age 14+ who show maturity and experience in the game of soccer. The staff members are eligible to volunteer and do community service with our 'Kick with Care' (Special Needs) programming. 


PARENT | PLAYER AGREEMENT

We have enjoyed many successes with our involvement in youth soccer and learned that one key ingredient of success is clear, consistent communication between the club, its teams and trainers, players and parents. This document is one way of explaining, in detail, our expectations of you as a member of the Condors Soccer Club and what you can expect from the club. It will help you identify some potential problem areas and at the same time answer questions about the club’s decision-making process. As you have committed to become a member of the Condors, please take the time to read the following pages carefully. The signature page must be by signed the player and a parent to be accepted to the team. This agreement covers the seasonal year that runs from July 1 through July 1. To view, click here.


 

  TEAM TRAINING SESSIONS

Team Training Sessions are 1.15 to 1.30 hours in length

Players are expected to attend two training sessions per week. Training sessions will occur Monday to Friday between 4:30 - 8:30 pm. (NOTE: Detailed schedule will be released once teams are formulated.)

*Players who would like to train more than twice per week OR can not make their specific team training session will be eligible to train on another day/time with another Condors team in either their own age group or similar age group. Though competitive league matches have differing field sizes and volumes of players, there will be a consistent 'system of play' throughout the club that will be maintained.


Age 8 - 14 Teams

Fall & Spring

 

FALL

  • TOTAL: 10 weeks (as early as late-August - as late as mid-November),
    • 1 week of pre-season training                
    • 9 weeks of training and matches
      • (2 trainings per week, plus access to Goalkeeper, ‘Training Nest’)
      • (1 match per week - Sundays)

*Any additional activities are planned and paid for by individual teams                

SPRING

  • TOTAL: 9 weeks (as early as mid-March - as late as mid-June)                
    • 1 week of pre-season training                
    • 8 weeks of training and matches
    • (2 trainings per week, plus access to Goalkeeper, ‘Training Nest’)
    • (1 match per week - Sundays)

SPECIAL EVENT:   Memorial Day Tournament (Massachusetts)

* Any additional activities are planned and paid for by individual team

PAYMENT PLANS

    • 1-Payment - 100% paid upon registration (receive $50 discount)
    • 2-Payments: 50% paid upon registration, 50% paid Aug 1st
    • All payments by cash, check or credit card

Age 15 - 18 Teams

Spring

SPRING

  • TOTAL: 9 weeks (as early as mid-March - as late as mid-June)                
    • 1 week of pre-season training                
    • 8 weeks of training and matches
    • (2 trainings per week, plus access to Goalkeeper, ‘Training Nest’)
    • (1 match per week - Sundays)

SPECIAL EVENT:   Memorial Day Tournament (Massachusetts)

* Any additional activities are planned and paid for by individual team

PAYMENT PLANS

    • 1-Payment - 100% paid upon registration (receive $50 discount)
    • 2-Payments: 50% paid upon registration, 50% paid Aug 1st
    • All payments by cash, check or credit card

UNIFORMS

After registering, the Condors will assign your jersey number so you can place uniform order. Please e-mail number requests to condorssoccerclub@gmail.com. We will do our best to accommodate but can not guarantee your request.

Uniforms will be purchased through Sidekick Illustrations - the Condors’ in-house clothing shop. The cost of the Uniform Package is approximately $250. This will include training and match jerseys, shorts, tops, bottoms, and equipment bag. Once the coach assigns each player a number they will send you a link to order the required items. Additional items such as sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats and other spirit wear are also available. This uniform will last for two years.

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