LEGENDS CLUB TEAMS

Player Development Program for Ages 7+

*Now forming Junior Legends teams for players born in 2013-2012.

Club soccer can be overwhelming for parents and players. We design our teams and programs to help players from all backgrounds reach their maximum potential. Our coaches focus on individual development first, so your player can become skillful and successful on and off the field.

Don't settle for unorganized leagues with negative team cultures.

ENVIRONMENT

COACHES

CURRICULUM

The right ENVIRONMENT, COACHES, & CURRICULUM, will ensure a positive introduction to soccer, and create a foundation to help your player reach their full potential. Read more about Our Approach.

Your Player's Development

"In school you will benefit to the maximum degree from striving for individual brilliance. Soccer is no different. You will benefit optimally from striving for mental and neuromuscular superiority. The only way to achieve this is to develop:

  • The most incredible individual skills. 
  • The tactical speed to utilize those skills successfully under the greatest physical pressure. 
  • The self-concept and leadership mentality necessary to embrace and relish the challenge of learning to do this at the very highest level of competition."

Andy Barney

Training Soccer Legends

FAQS:

How much time and travel?

Parents today are busier than ever. We get that. Our Legends Club teams play soccer year round, but we schedule in appropriate breaks throughout the year, and practice twice per week. Players that want more training can participate in our optional Academy Training Sessions, which are open to all players across the club. We keep travel to a minimum. We play most games in the Springfield area, and have limited travel for tournaments.

Who are the coaches?

By age 13, 70% of kids drop out of sports, often due to negative pressure from parents and coaches. Legends coaches are trained professionals who have a passion for youth development - and the beautiful game of soccer. Many of our coaches have their own story about the negative impact from one of their youth coaches. We're working hard to break that cycle. Our coaches put players first. We create an encouraging, empowering environment and we challenge our players to "go for it!"

How do we get started?

Don't worry; we're here to help! Depending on the time of year, you can participate in our club-wide Player Placements that happen during May-June or you can visit a practice for your age-group. Either way, you'll have an opportunity to meet the coaches and your player will get to practice with the team. This gives you the chance to make sure Legends is the right fit for your family. Use the "Visit a Practice" link below to send us some basic info to start the conversation.



Legends players continually stretch their comfort zone to reach their maximum potential. Legends crave more knowledge never fear exploring new concepts in performance development. As part of our commitment to educating players and parents, we share helpful resources to read, watch, and discuss together. Becoming a Legendary player doesn't happen overnight; it requires a daily commitment to living the "Legends lifestyle."

FUEL

What you eat and drink become the fuel to power your performance. Click to learn more about nutrition for youth athletes.

Eating to Play

Athletic Nutrition for Young Athletes

ATTITUDE

"Performance is 90% mental."

The mindset and attitude of a player are a huge factor in long-term success.

Attitude and Performance

9 Mental Skills

SLEEP

Our bodies have limitations. Often overlooked, the quality of sleep athletes get will determine how well their body functions. Sleep improves physical and cognitive function - the skills we perform and the decisions we make.

Is Sleep Important?

5 Ways Sleep Impacts Athletes

TRAINING

Top athletes live a daily lifestyle of various types of training. During team practices we're striving for "deep," specific repetitions of soccer-specific movements. Outside of practice, your player will ultimately decide how far they go, by how they train.

Legendary Tracker