Keep fit this Winter with BEST!
Register NOW for the BEST indoor training clinics
Clinics start the week of November 14th
Open to all players from any town or club
Discounted fees for current BEST FC club players
The BEST FC Indoor Clinics, including the Footskills/Ball Mastery, Striker School, Goalkeeping Academy, and Youth Academies, are designed to improve fitness and skills of young athletes.
BEST FC First KIX: Let their imaginations run wild! A friendly and FUN introduction to dribbling, stopping and controlling the ball. The classes focus on developing motor and listening skills, introducing basic ball skills through fun activities, and exposing participants to a group environment with other children of similar ages. Our main goal is to provide a fun and comfortable environment for both the children and parents. The First KIX program is targeted to children ages 3 through 4 years old. Join us as we teach the basics of soccer through fun games such as Cookie Monster, Red Light Green Light, and English Bulldogs. Open to boys and girls born in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
BEST FC Junior Academy: Players part of the BEST FC Junior Academy will continue to learn the fundamentals of the game: dribbling, passing, turning, receiving, and shooting. Training incorporates weekly small sided games to optimize touches on the ball. For more information, click HERE.
BEST FC Strength & Conditioning: The BEST Strength & Conditioning Sessions are designed to help our athletes improve their overall fitness. The 60 minute sessions will cover active warm ups, activation, speed development and quickness, plyometrics, core strengthening, and ACL injury prevention. The exercises will be tailored to the ages and ability of participants. Sessions led by Coach Caitlin Pickul, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at the College of the Holy Cross.
BEST FC First Touch and Passing Clinic: This clinic is designed to develop a player's ability to control the ball with purpose and direction, and to pass with calculated pace and accuracy. Players will learn how to bring the ball under control while creating space, time, and more options for their next move. They will learn passing techniques with different parts of the foot. They will increase their confidence and ability to use both feet to control and pass the ball.
BEST Foot Skills & Ball Mastery: Improve your skills, whatever your position or ability. Become quicker with and without the ball. For more information, click HERE.
BEST Striker Clinic: SHOOT/FINISH/GOAL!! Learn different techniques to strike the ball such as power shots, volleys, chip shots, curling the ball with the inside and outside of your foot; breakdown striking techniques individually; improve connection with the ball. For more information, click HERE.
BEST Goalkeeper Academy The BEST Goalkeeping Academy is designed to meet the needs and demands of modern day goalkeepers. Sessions are tailored to the ages and ability of participants. Goalkeepers are taught in a learning environment that is both fun and challenging. Some topics that will be covered are: Ball Handling, Ready/Set Position, Positioning and Angle Play, Low Diving Save, High Diving Save, Breakaways, Dealing with Crosses and High Balls, and Distribution (Hands and Feet). Sessions led by Coach Caitlin Pickul, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at the College of the Holy Cross.
BEST Midfield Maestro's: The midfield positions are some of the most demanding positions in soccer and to be an effective midfielder you must be constantly on the move to provide both support for both the attack and defense and also distribute the ball around the field. Sessions will include individual player development and technical work, 1 vs 1 activities and small sided game situations and conditioned games with the focus on midfield principles and tactics. For more information, click HERE.
BEST Defending Clinic: The Defending Clinic will focus on helping players develop the mental and physical understanding of the defending principles of play. The sessions will be both technical, through defensive exercises, and tactical, through small sided games, in order to help players grasp the defensive expectations required for individual and team success.