Soccer Academy

Welcome to the LSS Soccer Academy!

The LSS Soccer Academy is a credited course offered during school hours. Students earn PHE Credits while learning the game they love. This academy is open to all Langley Students in Grades 9-12 of any skill level. The Soccer Academy will run in Semester 2 from February to June. Although the academy will cost $500/student (clothing, gym membership, field trips and guest coaches), it is the cheapest school academy in the Fraser Valley and scholarships are available. If money is an issue, we will help!

Students in the academy will receive tactical knowledge, psychological/motivational training, technical development, and physical fitness on the field, in the classroom, and in the weight room. Much of the course will be based on European (Portuguese) and South American (Brazilian) methodologies. The academy will also follow the LTPD Program set out by Soccer Canada.

Coach: Geoff Labine

Qualifications:

  • 1-week Coaching Internship at Manchester United
  • 2-month Coaching Internship at SL Benfica
  • 3-month Coaching Internship at Santos FC
  • 1-year Post-Graduation Diploma at University of Lisbon
  • Bachelor of Education in PE and English at University of Victoria
  • UEFA “C” License
  • BC Provincial B-Prep Coaching License
  • ACF Fiorentina Camp Coach
  • Whitecaps FC Camp Coach
  • Burnaby District Metro Coach – Coastal Cup Champions
  • Abbotsford Soccer Div.1 Coach – District Champions
  • DW Poppy Girls Soccer Coach – FV Champions
  • Langley Secondary Soccer Coach – FV Champions
  • Premier Soccer Player in VMSL and UVic Varsity Player

Curriculum

The Soccer Academy will follow the Principle of Periodization. The curriculum is designed to complement a student’s current playing schedule or lack thereof.

The Soccer Academy will also include a Small-Sided Referee Clinic hosted by BC Soccer as well as Mental Health, CPR and Dance Units required by the BC Education PHE Curriculum. Core Curricular concepts of Personal Awareness and Social Responsibility, Cultural Identity, Creative and Critical Thinking, and Communication is embedded into the program.

Warmups

Pre-Activation/Injury Prevention
​FIFA 11+
Brazilian Dynamic Warm-up
Scottish Run
Benfica Warmup

Technical

Fundamentals
​Rondo
2-touch Juggling
Flicks and Tricks
Dribbling
Passing
Shooting
Defending
Ball Control/First Touch

Psychology/Motivation

Having Fun
Box Breathing
Mental Imagery
Power Postures/Poses
Self Talk
Support Networks
Communication/Trust Games

Nutrition

Diet
​Sleep
Pre/During/Post Game

Physical

Band Work
Eccentric Movements
Agility Courses
Power Belts
Weightlifting
Balance
Coordination
Core Strength
Parachute Resistance
Speed Training
RPE Charts

Tactical

Offensive Organization
Defensive Organization
Offensive Transition
Defensive Transition
Offensive Set Plays
Defensive Set Plays
Formations
Styles of Play

  • Situational Play
  • Principles of Play

Video

Player Profiles
Video Analysis of Player Technique

Guest Speakers/Coaches
Field Trips

Sample Schedule for the Soccer Academy

February-June: Some fields may change to gym/lacrosse box days depending on weather.

 Monday TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
ClassSoccerSoccerSoccerSoccerSoccer
Block 1GymClassroomHealth UnitGymClass/PHE
Block 2FieldFieldField/GymClassroomField/Game

The Soccer academy will primarily use MacLeod Oval Synthetic Turf Field and a grass field (Michael J. Smith South or Macleod Northwest – Eric BySouth). There may be times where other academies or LSS PHE classes will be using the turf field so a second location (grass field/lacrosse box) may be used.

 

 

 

Langley Secondary School

21405 - 56 Avenue, Langley
BC, V2Y 2N1
Phone: 604-534-4171
Fax: 604-534-9518