Fall 2017 Futures Pre-Travel Program


Pre-Travel Program – Boys and Girls born in 2010

Note - Players can participate in the Future 8 teams described above, and ALSO take part in the PTP program, or sign up for either program.

Under the guidance of the Penn Legacy Director of Coaching & Player Development Seamus Donnelly, the coaching staff will consist of Futures Technical Director Gary Ross, Brazilian Coach Brayan Jordao & U9 Penn Legacy Travel Coaches. Additional Penn Legacy travel coaches, who have a vast knowledge at developing young soccer players, will also be part of this new and exciting program.

Penn Legacy is one of the first clubs in the Central Pa area to offer this kind of developmental program that utilizes elements of the travel program (staff coaches, similar curriculum) in an attempt to accelerate the technical and tactical development of players preparing to participate in the U9 travel program. We have recognized that there are many talented U8 (born in 2010) players here at Penn Legacy, and in Lancaster County, who would benefit from a dedicated soccer environment to continue to nurture player ability and prepare them for higher-level soccer.

Penn Legacy PTP is a program designed for the passionate, motivated, and advanced U8 player who fosters the desire to be challenged in every aspect of their game. Only higher skilled and experienced players with a higher level of play will be permitted in this program. This ideally gives those "more experienced" players the opportunity to become even better soccer players by training in a professional environment with professional coaches and alongside like-minded players. Through an exclusive curriculum, players will be provided the tools to help accelerate their technical and tactical development to continue to take their game to the next level. In an effort to maximize player development, players are maintained in training groups and play non-results oriented games. Players will also have the chance to represent Penn Legacy when playing neighboring clubs. Some local travel may be required. The PTP allows players to participate on a season-to-season basis, permitting players to register for one season without committing to a full year.

The purpose of the PTP is to bridge the gap between Recreational soccer and Travel soccer. A more soccer focused environment is created for players who love the game where individual player development is paramount to master key soccer techniques and concepts that are required at a higher level of play. This program allows players to get a “taste” of a travel soccer environment and prepares players and parents for the next step of the soccer process. This program will not replace Future 8 Recreational soccer but offers another avenue of continued growth in the beautiful game.

Note: To the Director’s discretion, if we feel that a child isn't playing at the ability required to develop in the program, or in an environment not suitable for their ability, after a discussion with the parents, they may be placed in the future 8’s program. This level would be more developmentally appropriate for that particular child.

Fall 2010 PTP Boys Practice Tuesday’s & Thursday’s at 5:15-6:30pm at Junction Center Fields.
Fall 2010 PTP Girls Practice Tuesday’s & Thursday’s at 6:15-7:30pm at Junction Center Fields.

Note: Practice times switch in the Spring. Girls move to the early time slot and Boys move to the later time slot.

Tuesdays August 29 September 5, 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 November 7, 17
Thursdays August 31 September 7, 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26 November 2, 9, 16

Games are held on Sunday afternoons at Junction center Fields. Girls play at 1:00pm, Boys play at 3:00pm.
Sundays September 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 5, 12

Optional Technical Training at 5:00pm at Junction Center Fields:
Sundays September 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22

Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic Tournament:
Saturday November 18 & Sunday November 19

Fee is $250 for Fall 2017 season and $250 for Spring 2018 season, but if you register for both Fall and Spring the fee is discounted to $400 which is a $100 savings. Additional cost for uniform (1 short, 1 socks, 3 training t’shirts).

If you register for both Fall and Spring WSoX training is included.
Lanco Fieldhouse, 9:00am Saturdays Jan 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 17, 24