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HYR Parent Player Academy for 4 year-old players

HYR’s program for 4 year-old players is called the Parent Player Academy.  In this program, a 4 year-old player is given their first exposure to soccer in an age-appropriate manner through the use of exercises, drill, and game simulation led by instructors who have experience working with young children.  The parents participate in the exercises and drills with the players allowing the players to experience sports and physical activity in a safe and family friendly atmosphere.  The first half of each hour is dedicated to the parent and child working on drills together on the field, and the second half of the hour is dedicated to a scrimmage where the kids play and the parents cheer from the  sidelines. 

Children participating in the Parent Player Academy do NOT have a weeknight practice.  (Bedtimes and overscheduling, etc.)  Instead, they have a weekly practice/game on Saturday mornings during the soccer season at either the 10 AM or 11 AM session.  There are approximately 30 players per session with adult instructors and high school referees leading each session.

If you would like to see what it looks like, watch a 90 second video if the Parent Player Academy below:
HYR Parent Player Academy Video

Below is a link to HYR's Equipment List (What WE provide and what YOU provide)
hyr soccer equipment list.pdf

Below is a link to a set of drills done at the Parent Player Academy

hyr parent player drills 2021.pdf

Opening day is Saturday, September 17  at Atherton High School.  Please see the linked map below for where to park. 

Highlands Community Ministries

1228 East Breckinridge Street 
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
Phone : 502-671-9701
Email : [email protected]
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