Website Manager

New Jersey Youth Soccer

News Detail

7

Apr, 2022

NJYS Young Olympians Kicks Off Its Spring Sessions

Austin Lloyd, NJ Youth Soccer

The NJYS Young Olympians Program recently kicked off its spring season with more than 400 girls and boys participating in the first training sessions of 2022.

NJYS Young Olympians serves as an introductory program for the New Jersey Olympic Development Program (ODP), and it conducts training sessions in four regions of the state (south, shore, central and north). The goal of Young Olympians is to facilitate a high-level training environment that offers participants an opportunity to train and compete with other aspiring players from around the state. 

There is something to be said about being witness to parents bringing their players to a field where dreams come true and the love of the game is shared amongst all,” said Homere Breton, who is a coach with NJYS Young Olympians. “Each Young Olympian comes to play and speak the language only soccer players can fully understand and embrace. I am delighted to see these players challenge themselves to take their game to the next level, and I am deeply inspired by their level of commitment at such a young age.”

The first Young Olympians session challenged players technically with an emphasis on their first touch. Players participated in juggling and dribbling activities where they were encouraged to be creative, which helped them gain the confidence to work with both feet in order to keep possession of the ball. Similarly, the passing activities centered around the players having the proper form and follow-through to develop texture, while also learning how to adjust their bodies to receive and pass. 

Tactically, players worked on in-game activities that required decision making while progressing the ball forward. Defensively, players were challenged to prevent an opponent from advancing the ball with the dribble or pass. The sessions concluded with a scrimmage where players were encouraged to apply the fundamental skills that were covered during the training.

Sessions for Young Olympians continue in mid-April, where the groups will continue to focus on the principles of attacking and defending. 

For more information about Young Olympians and New Jersey ODP, please email [email protected]. Additionally, make sure to like the official New Jersey ODP Facebook Page.

Contact Us

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
Copyright © 2022 New Jersey Youth Soccer Association  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Login