Our DUSC Classes have continued to grow and are now an integral part of the club's programs. This spring we had almost 500 players enrolled into our weekday and weekend class program.
DUSC Classes run in the fall, winter and spring. They are curriculum-based and run for 10 weeks. Over the duration of a class, players will cover the key fundamentals of the game, including; dribbling, turning, passing and shooting. Sessions are highly interactive and challenging for players. With everyone having a ball we strive to create an environment where players can grown, learn new skills and learn from mistakes, all while they are having fun and making new friends. Classes are suitable for players from beginner to advanced.
Each class session has a specific theme for the day and begins with approximately 15 minutes of skills and ball mastery where players learn to be comfortable with the ball at their feet. We then focus on technique/mechanics and really break down the specific skill, part to whole. Once players are familiar with the skill we then look to introduce some competition and pressure; this might be working in pairs or as part of larger team. All the time we are encouraging our students to try new things and step outside their comfort zone. We reinforce the fact that it is ok to make mistakes and that learning from them is part of the process. All classes finish with a game played with restrictions, e.g., teams must make X passes before they can shoot, or a player scores additional points if they complete a "fake".
Following the DUSC club-wide curriculum, our classes are aimed at helping players build up their base level of soccer skills. Coaches look to challenge each player according to their own skill level.
Our classes are available for Ages 4–14. We offer Co-Ed and Girls classes. In addition we also have Advanced and Goalkeeper classes for players with more experience who are looking to take their game to the next level.