Technical training.
Sharpen your skills.

Player development is our priority. This program focuses on technical repetition in a fun, challenging and high-energy environment.

We invite any girls and boys players age U8-U12 (birth years 2009-2013) to join the Junior Gunners program led by our qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Arsenal coaches.

COVID-19 Update: This program has been canceled until further notice.

$60 for four training sessions - free for Arsenal players

All players will receive a shirt and a mini soccer ball

Learn why so many players are proud to call Arsenal home

Limited space available!

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place

What will you learn as a Junior Gunner?

We aim to produce players who want the ball and who are comfortable with it. The following technical topics will be a priority:

Dribbling. Using all surfaces of the foot, turning, cutting, escape and penetrative moves, running with the ball over distance.

Ball control. Receiving (with feet and other body surfaces) for close control, receiving on the turn, first touch with the purpose of getting beyond a defender.

Ball striking. Using different surfaces of the foot (inside, laces, outside), short and long passing, finishing.

Body control. Coordination, balance, fast footwork and changing direction.

Tactical knowledge. Decision-making with the ball in small-sided environments, spatial awareness, movement and risk assessment.

Small-sided games. 1v1, 2v1, 3v1, 3v2, 3v3.

UPDATE: Program has been canceled until further notice due to Covid-19 case surge in Allegheny County.

Program details:

AgeDayTimeDates
U8-U10 BoysThursdays6:00-7:30pmNov. 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17
U11-U12 BoysThursdays6:00-7:30pmNov. 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17
U8-U12 GirlsFridays6:00-7:30pmNov. 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18

All players must register to participate. Please bring indoor and outdoor shoes.

COVID-19 safety protocols in place:

  • Pre-screening using TeamSnap app
  • Temperature checks upon arrival
  • Masks worn at all times by coaching staff
  • Masks worn by players at all times, including while playing
  • Spectators must wear masks and maintain safe distances at all times. Limit to two spectators per player at field level

All sessions held at: