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Alexandria Soccer Association kicks off pre-season for local students

Soccer practice (photo via Alexandria Soccer Association/Facebook)

As local students head back to school, the Alexandria Soccer Association is launching pre-season practice sessions this week.

The season starts on Tuesday, Sept. 13, but pre-season practices are scheduled to start tomorrow (Tuesday, Aug. 23).

“Ball Mastery participants work on soccer skills in a productive and fun learning environment with professional coaches,” the local sports league said on its website.

The program is open to PreK-2nd grade students.

“Pre-season Ball Mastery is an accelerated season to prepare kids for the kickoff of the Rec League,” the website said. “Open to PreK-2nd graders. In-season Ball Mastery provides an extra practice per week for PreK-2nd graders who are interested in getting extra touches on the ball.”

Registration is $135 per player.

A separate program, the Alexandria Growth Program (AGP), is aimed at students from 3rd-6th grade.

“The Alexandria Growth Program (AGP) bridges the experience between the Recreational League and Academy programs for 3rd-6th graders,” the website said. “The AGP is for players interested in trying out for the Academy in the future OR for kids looking for an extra practice + game per week in a professional environment. AGP focuses on individual and small group development drills to increase kids’ technical skills and understanding of the game.”

The AGP program has sessions that run from $180 per play to $480.

Photo via Alexandria Soccer Association/Facebook

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