i Can Soccer
A positive and fun approach to soccer Learn the skills and techniques to build confidence.

FUTURE PROGRAMS

Coach Ken is currently taking Fall 2017 off. Programs will start again in 2018. Dates TBA.

 

1 on 1 Skill Sessions

EQUIPMENT: Socks, Chin Pads, Clean Sneakers, Water Bottle (no cleats)

These sessions offer players an opportunity to develop / improve their ball control and their 1 on 1 moves to beat a defender / create space.  Many leading soccer skill programs begin with ball control and then progress to on 1 on 1 moves.  

The basic structure of each session is as follows (however, differences in format and expectations for a U9 group is different than for a U10-12 group):

1. Ball Mastery / Control Touches

2. Introduce 1 v 1 Skill Move 

3. Learn The Move (3 steps: no pressure, limited pressure, full pressure)

4. Game to practice new skills

The goal of each session is to teach two 1 on 1 moves and will end with a game situation so the players can practice their skills.  Please note that learning these skills takes time; thus, depending on the group, we may return to the same 1 on 1 move for at the next session, or we may only cover one 1 on 1 move per session.  Flexibility and proceeding where the group is will be the key.  It is better to walk away with two or three moves each player can successfully perform than a dozen moves they will forget once the training is over.  Eager players will want to go home and practice these moves for 10 minutes a day until the next session.  Eager players will always find space to practice skills: hallway, basement, or garage.  Those players who practice at home will improve tenfold over those who only touch a ball at our sessions.

These sessions provide all eager players a fun and structured method to improve their skills and gain the confidence in handling the ball.  

Primary Coaching Resources for these sessions include:

  • Coerver Coaching
  • Online Soccer Academy
  • Challenger Sports
  • Beast Mode Soccer
  • Fast Feet Soccer
  • First Touch Soccer
  • New York Red Bulls Youth Academy
  • Coach Ken's Training

Goalkeeping Sessions

EQUIPMENT: Socks, Chin Pads, Clean Sneakers, Keeper Gloves, Water Bottle (knee / elbow pads - optional - as we are playing on hard floors) (no cleats)

These sessions offer goalkeepers (or, potential goalkeepers) an opportunity to learn the essentials of the trade.  Goalkeepers will work primarily on the beginning two steps in the Pyramid:

1. Basic technique and ball handling with hands

2. Footwork, mobility, and positioning

And, once the goalkeepers experience success in these first two areas, keepers will develop practice in the final three areas:

3. Shot Stopping

4. Crosses & Distribution

5. Game Play

Eager goalkeepers will also want to continue to develop their footwork skills as goalkeepers play an integral part in ball distribution and playing from the back.

Primary Coaching Resources for these sessions include:

  • Coerver Coaching
  • Serious Goalkeeping
  • Soccer Drills and Goalkeeping Training
  • KeeperStop
  • Coach Ken's Training
Snapshot of Training Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma Level 1 (Montreal) Spring 2015 / Soccer for Life certification (Canadian Soccer Association) Winter 2016 / Attending 5-day NSCAA Convention (Los Angeles) January 2017

Notable Pages

Waiting Lists

Learn about how and why our Waiting Lists work for your child.  Also, if your child is on our Waiting List, see what is their placement on the waiting list.

 

The Benefits of Futsal

Learn about why futsal and small sided soccer games are recommended as the key to youth soccer development.    

 

Equipment

Check out the toys that help Coach Ken measure improvement in dribbling at pace, turning, touch control, and soccer kick power.

Advance Notice Mailing List

Subscribe to iCanSoccer Advance Notice mailing list and receive notice of our next player and keeper development sessions 72 hours before the general public does. Yes, you'll have three days to register your child before the general public. Advance notice may be the difference from getting in to the program OR the program being full. Big value in joining this list.
We won't share or sell your email ever. We may also include helpful hints on player and keeper development. However, Coach Ken doesn't have the time to overburden you with emails. Too busy planning the next session.
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Partners

Soccer Stop

Thanks to Soccer Stop PEI for being a partner with iCanSoccer and always supporting the entire soccer community in PEI. The place to get all your soccer needs met! :)

Soccer Stop PEI

School Boards

Thanks to our partnership with the English Language School Board and three schools (Greenfield, SIS, and TOSH) for hosting our program.

English Language School Board