ThunderBolts Development Academy is a coach-led training program for players at any skill level in a fun but challenging age-appropriate environment. We take pride in providing positive instruction for each player to ensure social, physical and mental development – on and off the soccer field. The ThunderBolts program is designed to lay a foundation for the love of soccer, self-discovery and independence for players ages 6-8 through game-like activities and play.
We focus on technical skills to allow young players to become comfortable with a ball and eventually be able to make natural decisions based on confidence and skill. We fundamentally believe that if players master the basics through learning more advanced technical skills, then they can continue to develop and be ready for our Boys and Girls Junior Program at U9. We value the idea of creating players that are playing fluidly rather than robotic, and we see the long term effects as they grow into more competitive soccer.
ThunderBolts follows the US Soccer Federation Play/Train/Play philosophy, with a player-centered approach to coaching. Players will be encouraged to have fun, challenge themselves, and learn to love the game of soccer!