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Parents of KSA,
We have been working on planning a trip to Glasgow with our fundraising committee as part of our Rangers partnership. Attached is a proposal for a trip this December 2015 but this proposal does not include the cost of the flight to Scotland. The fundraising committee are committed to raising funds for this and future trips. This trip is available to all age groups and consists mainly on a “training experience” however, competitive games could be added if we had sufficient numbers in a particular age band.
Anyway, we are offering this opportunity to all KSA players and anyone at any age who is interested; should attend a meeting next Wednesday the 4th of March, at JLTA starting at 7pm. A full review of the trip will be presented and if there is significant interest, we will proceed.
Any questions should wait until the meeting and again any players is welcome on this particular trip!
Secondly, over the next couple of days, the Rangers Camp info will be available along with the information on KSA hosting the first “Rangers Development weekend”.
Attached below is a PDF of the proposed tour.
Just a reminder our mini academy will start up for the spring next week on Tuesday March 3rd . It will continue to run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 PM at JLTA for ages 4-9. It is a ten week program and will run through Thursday May 7th.
We will continue to focus on running with the ball and ball striking to get players more comfortable working with a ball. Each session will conclude with a small sided game without the pressures of winning. This will give them the opportunity to show off those skills in a slightly competitive environment.
All you need is soccer shoes, shin guards, and proper training gear. We will continue to provide balls for the players.
The cost of the program is $160 for two sessions a week and $80 for one session a week. You can pay in two installments or all at once on the first day of training.
It looks like we can get some soccer for every player this weekend via an adapted games schedule or practice session. The indoor games at the fuse have been canceled as AYSO are making sure that all of their players get active and we will do the same for our players here at JLTA. Having our own facility definitely helps us during bad weather and I am not sure too many other teams have this opportunity!!!!
Everyone has be inactive for the past 2 weeks so please let’s just let the kids get back to playing without too much expectation!
Below will be the schedule that we will be running for each team and if there is any individual confusion please contact Derek on 8653096676 directly. Please do NOT seek info elsewhere!!!!
Finally, the JLTA facility is currently covered in ice (we are writing this email at 11am Friday morning) and we hope that conditions will improve during the day but: please take car in the car park area and walking around the facility and please only show up 15 minutes before your time slots! IE 10.45 for an 11 game time: team managers will contact the opposition to inform them too! All players should where warm clothes and hat and gloves. Hats can be removed at game time and warm tops are needed when players are subbed out! That is why we have our training kit!
The schedule for Saturday is:
9am u14 girls versus KUSA 11v11 if field is safe if not 7v7 indoor
11am-12.15pm u9 boys versus Blount
12.20-1.35pm u10 boys versus Blount
1.40pm-3.pm u10/11 boys versus Blount
2pm 11v11 u12 boys with Jack, Owen, Grayson and TY versus Blount
4pm u13 and u14 boys practice for 30 minutes and then an hour game against each other u13 white u14 black
5.30pm u17/18 girls practice session
This info will be placed on our website and on social media and sent to all players via team managers.
As we have said: please just support the players to get back into playing mode after being cooped up for the past few weeks!
KSA is very proud of both Trevor Howe and Aaron West who both recently passed their state licenses for coaching. Both young coaches have been working under the tutor-ledge of Derek Broadley and Scott Muir at the Knoxville Soccer Academy here in Knoxville. KSA prides itself on the professionalism of its staff and continual education is something that is encouraged and offered to each staff member who works at the club.
KSA Congratulates – Jake Lowe and Heath Martin, as members of the Tennessee Olympic Development Program for 2014-2015. During the month of January, both Jake and Heath participated in region tryouts, which were held in Decatur, Alabama. The region tryouts consisted of competitive games, between three Alabama and Tennessee teams. Read more…
“KSA is a unique soccer organization in that: its goals are centered purely on “long term player development”. Player’s, who wish to join in our programs, do so knowing that there is a “player centered” approach to learning the world’s greatest game.”
Spring Schedule February 16th- May 31st 2015.
Below is a downloadable version of the spring schedule.
The Finishing camp will begin this Friday February 6th from 5:30-6:30 at JLTA. Cost is $5 for players registered with KSA and $10 for players not registered with KSA. It is a great way for your U-9 through U-14 player to get some extra ball striking in front of the goal and work on different finishing techniques.
Reminder that the Rangers FC Partnership meeting with Global Image Sports is tonight at JLTA at 7:30 pm for parents interested in helping and being involved in the process. To view the summary of the last meeting clickHERE
Knoxville Soccer Academy will become Rangers 12th North American Academy partner – they are a new club who are currently playing in their second season with Tennessee State Soccer Association having previously played under the United Soccer Leagues.
Their coaches and players will have the opportunity to work with the Academy coaches at Rangers in both North America and Scotland.
Their coaches are also invited to come to Scotland to study the Rangers Player Development Program.
Part of the agreement of the partnership will see Rangers North American Academy hosting a series of Elite Player ID Events with KSA during 2015/2016 season – with Rangers sending members of their Academy staff to work with the players at these events.