Center Of Excellence School

Coerver Center of Excellence

Coerver® Coaching is about developing soccer players with great skills. Coerver Minnesota’s Center of Excellence does this patiently, systematically and in depth over the course of  18 weekly sessions in winter months. COE players become different from others their age – most notably in the skill, poise and confidence with which they play. They will learn to “use that difference to make a difference” whenever they play.

Training is as challenging mentally as it is demanding physically. The COE programs follow detailed, written lesson plans. Sessions are designed to immerse the most talented players in high-level skills training. They are done in a “climate of fearlessness”, where mistakes are viewed as great learning opportunities.

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Who Is Coerver Center of Excellence For?

The Coerver Center of Excellence is a soccer program designed for players who are high achievers, who enjoy challenge and competition, who love the game and put a high priority on soccer.

Typically these boys and girls will show determination – to get better, to learn all they can, to try things that are new and different. They will be persistent. They will have a competitive spirit, and perhaps a splash or two of guile. And they will demonstrate those qualities not just as athletes, but in most of the things they do.

The Minnesota Coerver Center of Excellence is designed specifically for players with those qualities above, and not every player will be suited to this program. We recognize, however, the obligation to provide skills training to players at every level. So we also offer a parallel 9 weeks Coerver Academy. Training program along the lines of our current “Ball Magic” and “Super Skills” Team Training for those athletes who are not yet at the Coerver Center of Excellence level of play.

Program Logistics

There are 18 90-minute sessions  made up of one session per week.

 

Dates, Times and Locations

National Sports Center- Blaine  for Boys and Girls U8-U12

Champions Hall – Eden Prairie for Boys and Girls U11 and U12

Champions Hall – Eden Prairie for Boys and Girls U8, U9 and U10

Soccer Blast – Burnsville for Boys and Girls U11 and U12

Soccer Blast – Burnsville  for Boys and Girls U8,  U9 and U10

The 10Dome – Long Lake U8-U10

The 10Dome – Long Lake U11-U12

West St. Paul Dome U8-U12 on Sundays

CGU Center of Excellence Boys and Girls U8-U12

Pricing & Policies

Center of Excellence Tuition – $475

Price includes the training sessions and an Adidas Coerver® Centers of Excellence uniform (shirt, shorts, socks)

Group Policy

There will be no switching groups in the Coerver Center Of Excellence unless recommended by their Coerver COE  coach or director

 Attendance

Success cannot be achieved by players who are absent; in this program you can quickly fall enough behind to become a hindrance to the progress of your Coerver Select teammates. We know that even at the younger ages there are many things that call upon these players’ time. But in fairness to others, we ask that players who cannot commit to attend a minimum of 75% of the 18 instructional sessions leave those roster spots spot open for other athletes who can.

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Additional  Info

Goals

  • Superior 1v1 Skills – the ability and confidence to take on and beat an opponent in a one-on-one situation, together with the poise to keep possession of the ball under strong defensive pressure. Players can expect some sort of one-on-one activity at every session.
  • A Dynamic First Touch – the skill and vision to place the ball with the first touch to a spot where it can be played again quickly and productively. This is also found in every session.
  • Accuracy and Power when striking a ball – with several surfaces of either foot.
  • Mastery of the Small Group Situations -(2v1, 3v1, 3v2, etc.) which are the building blocks of team play.
  • Mastery of the Great Soccer Habits that form the basis for a player’s “Sense of the Game” (i.e. “Game Smarts”)

 

First Day of Coerver Center of Excellence.

Center of Excellence uniforms will be distributed on the first day of Coerver COE.  If you are not in attendance you will be able to pick up your uniform from your coach at the next session.

 

What to Bring to Camp

  • Ball – write name and phone number on it
  • Water bottle – can refill at camp
  • Shin guards- required to be worn at all times on the field

 

For Questions call Simon at 952-220-1060 or email simon@coerver.com

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