Winter Clinics - Rec Weeknight Programs

Winter Weeknight Performance Training (Outdoor)

This program will improve an athlete’s coordination, body control, speed, agility, explosiveness, and conditioning through fun exercises and games that keep the athletes engaged and moving. The soccer ball will be incorporated with speed work to help fully prepare the athlete for the spring season. In addition, field awareness and decision making will be a critical component of the program, which will challenge each athlete to continuously evaluate the best option when on the field. Sessions will include a proper warm up, speed mechanics, jumping mechanics, speed activities/games, and small sided games with the ball.

  • Open to Rec / ADP/ Travel Players born in 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011
  • Monday through Thursday (options for 1 day per week or two days per week)
  • Location:  Monday and Tuesday - Long Bridge Park (5:30 - 6:30 pm)  Wednesday at TJ Upper, Thursday at Barcroft
  • 10 weeks:  December 5th through February 23rd (No sessions will be held the weeks of December 19th and December 26th)


Friday Night Futbol

The goal of this clinic is to help players improve their skills & knowledge of the game through free play and small sided games.  These sessions will be fun, fast paced and competitive.  They will consist of a quick warm-up and then competitive small sided games.    

  • Open to Rec and ADP
  • Location:  Gunston Community Center (outdoors)
  • Fridays
  • K-2:  5-6 pm
  • Grades 3-6:  6 - 7 pm
  • 6 weeks:  January 6, 13, 20, 27.  February 3, 10.


Arlington Soccer GK Academy 

U9 - U10:  We want to make the position fun and desirable.  This is a specialized position and not for every person.  A goalkeeper must have the physicality and athleticism to cover a big area.  They must be mentally strong, brace and be a natural leader.  They also need to have the technical ability of a field players.  We need to start young to develop and identify the right person to become a goalkeeper.  

U11-U12:  We will be building on the fundamentals mastered at U9 & U10 and become more specialized with painting the picture of game situations goalkeepers face.  These sessions will also focus on covering a bigger range in goal as well as increasing the range of coverage behind a backline.  Learning to command the 18-yard box and further.   We will also begin to add the mental preparation needed for the position and building communication and leadership skills.

U13-U14:   Dealing with “big goal” problems and how to manage the goalkeeper’s area while they continue to grow and develop. Functional and game related practices, small-sided games and decision making will also be a primary focus to build a more tactical understanding of the position.

  • Open to Rec, ADP and Travel
  • Fridays:  Virginia Highlands (outdoors)
  • U9-U10: 5-6 pm
  • U11-U12:  6-7pm
  • U13-U14:  7-8 pm
  • 6 weeks:  January 6, 13, 20, 27.  February 3, 10.