Travel Training

McLean Youth Soccer provides Travel level players will specific additional training opportunities throughout the seasonal year including Goalkeeper Training, MPS Pre-Season Camp, MPS Travel Training, Travel Team Skills, and winter outdoor Performance Travel Training for field and goalkeepers. If you have any questions, please email programs@mcleansoccer.org.

Performance Travel Training - Winter

This exciting outdoor winter program, run by MYS professional technical staff, is designed for current boys and girls travel program players ages U9-U15 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.

Program Overview:

One coed OUTDOOR session per week on Mondays
Each sessions runs 75 min

Focus of training:
Transition Defense to Attack
Attacking
Transition Attack to Defense
Defending

**Maximum of 100 current travel players can register. Coaches will NOT be working with their own age groups.**

Cost: $250

Location: Lewinsville Park

Dates & Times: 

  • December 6, 13 & 20
  • January 10, 17, 24 & 31
  • Rain dates if needed - February 7 & 14

Future U9 Travel Training - Spring 2021

Our MYS professional coaching staff is excited to offer additional, supplemental U8 Only (for players born in 2013) Outdoor Training during the Spring season for current Juniors Program players and all U8 Recreation players who may be interested.  This is an excellent opportunity to prepare for the 2021-2022 U9 Travel Team tryouts. Click on the REGISTER button in the top right hand corner to create an account OR log into your existing LeagueApps account to register.

Cost:  TBA

Location: TBA

Session Dates:
  • TBA
Days & Times:
  • Girls: Sundays TBA
  • Boys: Sundays TBA

Elite Speed, Agility & Strength Training - Fall 2021

NEW THIS FALL

Our new Speed, Agility & Strength training program is for elite athletes interested in improving their on-field performance through increased athleticism. Focusing on the most up to date sports performance. The ESASP Speed and Agility programming will focus on proper form and technique , power and acceleration, teaching and implementing correct jumping and landing techniques and injury prevention. Using resistance training and resistance strength that is utilized by professional soccer players all over the globe.

All sessions are run by McLean Travel Coach Scott Shoemaker whose credentials include:

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • EXOS Performance Specialist Certification
  • United Soccer Coaches Special Topics Diploma (Player Health, Fitness, and Safety)
  • Explosive Performance Mentorship
  • Smarterteam Training Continued Education
  • US Soccer C License
  • United Soccer Coaches National Diploma
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

For Travel Player ages 12-16 (Green/White/Gold/Silver team players) - 

  • 6 sessions on Fridays from 7:00-8:00 pm at Lewinsville Park
  • Maximum 20 players per session
  • Cost per player: $175.00
  • Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22

Travel Team Skills Training - Fall 2021

For travel teams, ages U13-U16, whose club fees do not include the Monday Night MPS Training (teams designated with the colors White and Gold), MYS offers OPTIONAL Travel Training for the fall and spring seasons. This training is in addition to your team's regular practices and must be paid for separately of team registration for a fee of $150 per player.

If at least 12 players from a team have registered, the sessions will be scheduled for the team, and the team will be notified by the start date. If there are not sufficient players registered, the session will be canceled and your fees will be refunded.

Sessions Dates:

  • Sep 10, 17 & 24
  • Oct 1, 8, 15 & 22
  • Oct 29 (Rain date)

Location: Lewinsville Park #2

Cost:  $150 per player (Minimum 12 players per team to Register)

**A registration link will be provided once a team has 12 committed players.**

Goalkeeper Performance Travel Training - Winter

The sessions will help our goalkeepers master of the art of goalkeeping through fun, challenging and constant decision making activities. They will develop their technique and also their decision making process on the pitch as well. Goalkeepers who participate will improve their coordination, body control, speed of thought, agility, and field awareness. To register, log into your Sports Connect account above.

Program Overview:

One coed OUTDOOR session per week on Mondays (8 sessions over 12 weeks)
Each sessions runs 75 min

Focus of training by sessions:

Week 1 & 2 - "The cross"
Week 3 & 4 - "The cutback"
Week 5 & 6 - "The long shot"
Week 7 & 8 - "The through ball"

All types of these match situations above will be addressed: how to execute the technique, prepare and make the correct decisions

**Maximum of 40 current travel goalkeepers can register. **

Cost: TBD

Location: TBD

Dates & Times: TBD