Travel Training

McLean Youth Soccer provides Travel level players with specific additional training opportunities throughout the seasonal year including Goalkeeper Training, MPS Pre-Season Camp, MPS Travel Training, Travel Team Skills, and winter outdoor Advanced Travel Training for field players and goalkeepers.

Elite Training Program - NEW for Summer 2024

MYS is offering a NEW Elite Training program this summer for U11-U14 (2014-2011 birth years) players who want to develop a better game awareness and technical foundation in their game. The program is a partnership with ON3 Football and led by MYS Boys Technical Director Omid Namazi, former US Women's National Team and US U18 and U20 Men's National Team coach.

This supplemental training program runs for 8 weeks and is for both current MYS players and players from outside the club. The curriculum is designed with a holistic approach of taking players through mastery of the ball, tactical concepts such as spacing and awareness, simple defending and attacking principles, as well as increasing each player’s physical capacity to be able to sustain a high level of performance during games and training sessions. Players are grouped with their appropriate peers to compete and develop with each session.

Location: Spring Hill #5

Dates: June 17 - August 17

Age Group, Gender, Day, and Time:

  • U11/2014 – U12/2013 Girls – Monday, 5:00-6:15 pm
  • U13/2012 – U14/2011 Girls – Monday, 6:30-7:45 pm
  • U11/2014 – U12/2013 Boys – Wednesday, 5:00-6:15 pm
  • U13/2012 – U14/2011 Boys – Wednesday, 6:30-7:45 pm

Fee: $250

**Maximum 10 players per session. If a minimum of 6 registrants is not met, sessions will be canceled and refunds processed.**

Advanced Travel Training - Winter 2023-2024

This exciting outdoor winter program is designed for current boys and girls travel program players ages U9-U14 to assist in developing their technical skills and tactical awareness of the game. The sessions will help our young athletes with the mastery of the ball through fun, challenging, and constant decision making activities. Not only they will develop their skills but also their decision making process on the pitch as well. Players who participate will improve their coordination, body control, speed of thoughts, agility, and most importantly field awareness.

**Maximum of 140 current travel players can register.**

Cost: $250

Location: Lewinsville Park #3

Age Groups, Days & Times: 

U9-U11 sessions Mondays 5:00-6:15 pm

U12-U14 sessions Mondays 6:15-7:30 pm

Dates: 

  • December 4, 11 & 18
  • January 8 & 29
  • February 5

**Due to field closures the 1/15 and 1/22 sessions were cancelled and are rescheduled to the makeup dates of 1/29 and 2/5. 

Goalkeeper Advanced Travel Training - Winter 2024

The sessions are for current Travel program goalkeepers and have been designed to address the situations that currently occur during matches. The goalkeepers will be taught and trained in the techniques needed and placed into match-related situations. The goalkeepers will be challenged to master the art of goalkeeping through fun, challenging, and constant decision-making activities. They will develop their technical and decision-making process on the pitch as well and also improve their coordination, body control, speed of thought, agility, and field awareness.
Program Overview:
  • Co-ed OUTDOOR sessions on Mondays
  • Each sessions runs 60 minutes
Focus of training by session:
  • "Playing out of the back"
  • "Fielding all types of crosses"
  • “Through balls”
  • "Shot stopping"
  • "Breakaways"
All types of these match situations above will be addressed: how to execute the correct technique(s), prepare, and make the correct decisions
**Maximum 10 goalkeepers per session. **
Cost: $250
Location: Lewinsville Park #3
Dates & Times: 
January 29
February 5, 12, 19 & 26
**The 1/22 session was cancelled due to field closures and rescheduled using the makeup date of 2/26. 
  • U9 – U12 Sessions 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • U13 – U15 Sessions 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Future U9 Travel Training - Winter 2024

Our MYS professional coaching staff is excited to offer additional, supplemental U8 Only (for players born in 2016) outdoor training during the Winter season for current Juniors Program players and all U8 Recreation players who may be interested. Training sessions will be led by our Juniors Program Director Jose Venegas. The primary training focus will be to develop the player's skills through individual and group training activities which allow players to assert their creativity and build their confidence in taking on players 1v1 and to understand their role in small group training such as 2v2 and 3v3.

Cost:  $200

Location: Police Field

Day & Time:
  • Session I Wednesdays 5:00-6:15 pm
  • Session II Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm
Session Dates:
  • January 3, 10 & 31
  • February 7, 14 & 21

**The 2/14 and 2/21 sessions are makeups for the cancellations on 1/17 and 1/24 due to weather.

**Maximum of 50 players can register.**