Dear PL players and parents,
After much reflection and discussion, we have to replace our previously announced Winter Futsal Academy with a slightly different program.
We will be splitting up winter futsal and performance training into the following components:
1.Free Play "Street Soccer" Program:
this is a continuation of our futsal sessions from previous years. The big difference is that instead of Sunday afternoons, they will now be held on Monday (boys) and Tuesday (girls) evenings from 5 to 6pm on the hardcourts at The Nook. Remember, these sessions are already included in your travel fees so there is no additional cost. The players can just show up and they will be placed on a team and will play under supervision, but no actual coaching takes place. In other words, "street soccer" format. The dates for these free play sessions are:
BOYS: Mondays - January 8th, 22nd, 29th, and February 5th
GIRLS: Tuesdays - January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
2. Futsal Clinics:
On January 8th, 9th, 16th, and 22nd we will also be offering a two-part clinic on the game of futsal. Basically the player can choose which part I and which part II to attend. January 8th and 9th (Part I) will be identical sessions, as will January 16th and 22nd (Part II) and you can register here:
These sessions will be run by Rossi and Seamus and other members of the Penn Legacy coaching staff. They will include instruction, exercises, and small-sided futsal games. There will be a nominal charge of $25 per player to cover rental fees. The $25 will cover both sessions.
3. Performance Training
as we have done before, we have secured access to The Nook's performance classes for Penn Legacy players. In order to sign up for these classes you will need to contact The Nook Performance Center directly at
4. Team Training Opportunities:
we have also secured space and time on The Nook hardcourts for our coaches to run winter team training sessions. If your coach decided this is the best option for your team then you will hear from them directly about this.
In closing we would like to emphasize the massive benefit that can be gained by training in a futsal environment over the course of the off-season. We had hoped to provide this for everyone on a grand scale, but we are very hopeful that the above plan is more workable and beneficial to all of our players.
We will have much more information on all 4 of the items listed above in due course.