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.
Rec League — are you ready to get back on the field NOW?! Join us for pre-season Ball Mastery to get 6⃣ practice sessions in before your season kicks off.
Sessions begin this week! Learn more and get signed up: https://t.co/HkAiM3sVD0
— Alexandria Soccer (@AlexandriaSoc) August 22, 2022
Photo via Alexandria Soccer Association/Facebook
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