Bennington Soccer Club (BENSC) focuses on the development model. We have worked closely with Nebraska State Soccer Association and numerous collegiate coaches to fine tune this model to work for all of our coaches and players. When viewed from the perspective of how kids learn, the number of repetitions of a specific skills and situations that occur in practice verses a game, a model was created that valued proper training sessions above all else.
Training sessions can and should be fun, especially if the kids are all playing together and having a blast with the game that they love. The more they play it, the better chance that they’ll love it. And when you combine passion for the game with increased ball time, kids will start to excel at it. Play, Love, Excel.
The development model is being utilized by 100s of different sport federations around the world. It promotes player development and growth.
The 4U program meets once a week for 60 minutes. Players will work through a variety of stations working on ball control, building confidence and having fun.
5U/6U program meets for 60 minutes of skills/station training. Each session will be packed with activities to improve dribbling, build player confidence, and challenge them with fun games. Players will practice on Saturday mornings for one hour.
7U program will meet for 60-75 minutes during the week and also for one hour on Saturday mornings. This program will continue to build upon skill development. Additional skills training sessions will be available once a week with the director of coaching.
Developmental level players will have an opportunity to participate in 2 festivals throughout the soccer season.
8U and above teams will play through NYSL (Nebraska Youth Soccer League). There will be 6-8 games during each season as well as opportunities for each coach to sign their teams up for multiple tournaments.