All New for 2019!
Specialty Skills Clinics

Lead by Hobart Soccer Head Coach
Shawn Griffin

**PLEASE NOTE ALL SESSIONS ARE LOCATED AT PINNACLE ATHLETIC CAMPUS INDOOR TURF**

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Striker & Finishing Clinic
$100.00

Offered January 3 thru January 24
During this four week program, players will learn the various technique’s to SCORE GOALS! Through various training methods, players will be taught the different ball striking techniques used to strike balls when in a scoring situation. Through a variety of shooting drills and games, players will be put in positions that replicate game situations in which they have to choose the proper ‘”striking” techniques and decision when attempting to score a goal.

Ages:
U8-U12 (Coed)
U13-U18 (Coed)

Dates: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24

Times:
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ages U8 – U12
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ages U13 - U18
Cost: $100 per player

Maximum Number of Players: 25 players
What to Bring: A soccer ball, shin guards & your own water bottle

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Ball Mastery Clinic
$100.00

Offered January 31 thru February 18
During this four week program, players will be taught fundamental Ball Mastery Skills that are essential to “first touch development” along with various Dribbling Techniques used for different aspects of the game. An assortment of various 1v1 Attacking moves will also be taught which will help players recognize the importance of attacking play and how Ball Mastery, Dribbling Techniques and 1v1 Attacking are all tied together as one piece.

Ages:
U8-U12 (Coed)
U13-U18 (Coed)

Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 18
Times:
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ages U8 – U12
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ages U13 - U18
Cost: $100 per player

Maximum Number of Players: 25 players
What to Bring: A soccer ball, shin guards & your own water bottle

 

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Goalkeeping Acadamy
$200.00

Offered January 10 thru February 28 
During this 8 week program, players will be taught a variety of the essential techniques and tactics that go into goalkeeper play. Diving saves, goal kicks, distribution, shot stopping, crossed balls, boxing balls away from goal, and catching techniques are just a few of the topics covered. Goal keeping is a specialty position and requires specific teaching to reinforce the important skills that go along with this position in the sport of soccer.

Ages:
U8-U12 (Coed)
U13-U18 (Coed)

Dates: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 18, 28
Times:
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ages U8 – U12
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ages U13 - U18
Cost: $200 per player

Maximum Number of Players: 25 players
What to Bring: A soccer ball, shin guards & your own water bottle

Skills Clinics Registrations

All sessions will be located at Pinnacle Athletic Campus

Specialty Skills Clinics

The specialty clinics are technical development skills only program that will focus on proper teaching methods to reinforce the mechanics and execution of important skills used in the game of soccer.

It is lead by Shawn Griffin, Director of Coaching for the Victor Soccer Club and Head Soccer Coach at Hobart College and has over 20 years of head coaching experience at the collegiate level.

Similar academy programs are popping up all over the United States throughout all the top clubs and it is our goal to continue to bring the very best opportunity to our players so that they will benefit directly from the expertise and coaching we will provide.

Meet the Coaching Staff

Shawn Griffin, Hobart College Head Coach - Details
Just the fifth man to guide the Hobart soccer program, Shawn Griffin is entering his 19th season at the helm. Prior to joining the Statesmen in 2000, Griffin served nine seasons on the soccer staff at Plymouth State (N.H.) University, including eight as head coach.

 


Andrew Bednarsky, Hobart Assistant HC, Details
Head Coach Shawn Griffin on Andrew Bednarsky –
“Andrew comes from a family of highly successful coaches and players. Dad is in the NJ High School Hall of Fame, Mom is the All Time Leading Scorer at UConn, Andrew was a 1st Team All American at St. Lawrence University.  He has a bright future ahead of him in the coaching profession. Andrew is a stickler for teaching technique and will make sure all players get the proper feedback to reinforce the skills being taught.”


Doug Tay, FLCC Soccer Head Coach, Details
Head Coach Shawn Griffin on Doug Tay –
“Doug is an up and coming star as a young coach who has a great way of connecting with his teams and players. He will get the absolute most out of his players during training. I am extremely impressed with his patience which is vital to the development of young players today.”


Steve Christenson, Keuka College Head Coach, Details
Head Coach Shawn Griffin on Steve Christenson –
“I have known Steve for many years and have developed a tremendous amount of respect for his ability to coach and work with players of all ages. He has coached at all levels of the game, has had great success along the way and has tremendous knowledge and experience that he will bring to our clinics.”

Tyler Serafine, Goalkeeper, Details
Head Coach Shawn Griffin on Tyler Serafine –
“Tyler was an exceptional goalkeeper for me at Hobart College and his playing accolades speak for themselves. He is an exceptional teacher of the game who will create a remarkable environment for players to learn in.”


Dan Gilbertson, Hobart College Asst. Coach, Details
Head Coach Shawn Griffin on Danny Gilbertson –
“Another outstanding college coach who has over two decades of coaching experience at all levels of the game. Dan has an incredible ability to relate and connect with players of all ages in order to get the coaching point across that he is instructing. Another tremendous asset to our coaching staff for the VSC Player Development Specialty Clinics.”

Questions?

Please send us an email, text or call. We will be happy to answer any question you may have.