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Reds Academy

Reds Academy

The Reds Academy program (6 to 9 years old) is a player development based program where players of all abilities are invited to sign up. 

Once registered, players are required to attend practice twice a week under the instruction of a Liverpool International Academy America professional coach. Players will be developed through the Academy program according to the Academy Curriculum.

The Reds Academy is a year-round program with training beginning in August and ending in May. The Fall season runs from August to December when the program has a Christmas break. The Spring season resumes in January and finishes in May.

When you register for our Reds Academy program, you are expected to commit to the entire year and practice twice a week.  There is an opportunity to join in after the Fall season in January during Spring registration.

Players in the Reds Academy must demonstrate The Liverpool Way on and off the field.  Players in the Academy must hold themselves to the highest standard as individuals, teammates, sons or daughters, citizens, and students.  They are to represent the Liverpool Way in all that they do.

Players who are rostered with an LFC IA Southeast Texas Reds Academy should understand that being a part of LFC IA Southeast Texas is an honor that must be met with the highest level of commitment.

VISION

Liverpool FC International Academy Southeast Texas has programs that create a positive atmosphere and fun environment for players to learn, grow, and enjoy soccer.
Players become confident on the ball and enjoy learning through hard work and the development of technical skills.  
We want all of our players to understand creativity, bravery and develop a love of the game. Our training environment will be challenging, yet fun where players will find themselves in situations where they will become problem solvers giving them a much more superior soccer I.Q.

Our Academy programs embody a “develop to win" philosophy and not a "win at all cost" mentality. Our Reds Academy programs provide opportunities for players at the younger ages to improve and have fun while working towards success at the competitive level.

6 - 7 years – Love the game
8 - 9 years – Love, Learn, and Enjoy the game
10 years – Love, Learn, Enjoy, and Compete in the game

We firmly believe that the overall development of our young players can be further enhanced through our programs and the influence of outstanding coaches on and off the field. Participants will be inspired by a sense of enjoyment, teamwork, and respect for other children in an environment that developed LFC players such as Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. Both went on to not only be LFC first team standouts but who are still role models to millions around the world.

Education is provided and delivered through the Foundation Phase (FND) of our club curriculum. Each player will be coached in various skills such as passing, receiving, dribbling, running with the ball and shooting in a way that recognizes the ability and needs of each player.

 

FOUNDATION PHASE

1-2 Training Sessions per week
Weekend games and Tournaments
Coach to player ratio 1:16 Max
Game formats 4v4, 7v7, 9v9


Session Focus:

Fun
Soccer Agility
Outplaying opponent (1v1,2v1,2v2,1v2)
Ball Mastery
Receiving under pressure
Competition
Ball Striking
LFC Role Models
Scoring goals
1000 touches per session
Small sided games


DEVELOPMENT MODEL

Our player development model is achieved through our creative and challenging learning environment, our staff, and expert LFCIAA curriculum.

The FND phase of the curriculum develops and evaluates players and can be broken down into these five parts of the game:

Technical - The ability to receive the ball in and out of pressure and then make decisions and execute.

Tactical - To understand positions and formations and basic defensive and attacking principals.

Physical - To understand soccer related movement and although speed and quickness will be developed, players will grow at different speeds so we will also work on improving the creation of space within agility and movement.

Social – Focus on respect, belief, dedication, listening skills, concentration, ambition.

Mental - Decision making on and off the field. The ability to control emotion, responsibility, and accountability.

As a club, we will always be evaluating and identifying our players to allow us to be able to group by their current ability and location, etc. Players progression is monitored by our coaches, regional coordinators, and Academy director on a consistent basis.


OUR COACHES
“BETTER COACHES = BETTER PLAYERS.”

We have a fantastic team of coaches who deliver the highest standard of coaching in line with the values of ‘The Liverpool Way.’

The Club make sure we offer support and guidance to all our coaches through coach education programs, coaching performance feedback and personal development meetings. Our Clubs Academy Director and Technical Director work closely to maximize our staffs own development as we know that Better Coaches = Better Players.

Coach requirements:

          •        To learn the values and history of Liverpool FC.

          •        To attend coach education programs.

          •        To create a positive environment in which each individual can thrive and enjoy.

          •        Have the ability to work alongside a team of coaches.

          •        Deliver presentations to players, parents.

          •        Have a passion for progressing your coaching development.

          •        Have the confidence to deliver high-quality sessions.

          •        Be organized, punctual, self-motivated and reliable.

          •        Provide each player with an experience they will never forget.

 

PLAYING PHILOSOPHY

We want all our teams to be organized in and out of possession.

We want players to be comfortable in different positions and formations with a style of play that is consistent throughout the whole club.

We promote creative freedom in all areas of the field so that our players learn to be brave and comfortable in possession and this includes the goalkeeper.

We want our teams to be fearless and to be able to deal with making mistakes.

We will tell our players to embrace winning. However, it is essential that it be achieved in a style and manner that reflects our club values.


PARENT EDUCATION

Liverpool FC International Academy Southeast Texas is dedicated to helping educate and inform parents about their player’s pathway, the road ahead and the benefits of Liverpool FC IA Texas Reds Academy and Competitive Club program.  Through “Academy 101” and the “Reds Academy,” we give parents an opportunity to understand and ask questions about the academy. This includes the pathway to Select Soccer and what the club can offer our families and their players over the course of 12 years of significant development, making it an excellent place for your player to learn and grow.