The Placer United Grass Roots Program gives children in our community the opportunity to be involved in a sport, provide them with the best possible learning environment, and teach teamwork and sportsmanship. Placer United makes soccer fun and creates a lifelong passion for the game in young players, as well as creates a pathway to U9-U19 competitive club soccer. We believe the Grass Roots Program is the best option for young players because it parallels with the U.S. Soccer training program which emphasizes player development over winning.
Our age-appropriate curriculum focuses on individual technical development, building confidence in young soccer players, improving cognitive development, and increasing imagination, by allowing players to learn the game gradually in a fun, exciting, and competitive environment.
Grass Roots Parent-Coaches are volunteers who will be guided and mentored by Placer United’s Grass Roots Director, Coach Emre Gencer. Coach Emre holds a United States Soccer Federation National D License and Positive Coaching Alliance License. He will teach how to instruct basic soccer fundamentals to players ages four to ten (birth years 2014-2007). This will ensure a positive experience for parent-coaches and players alike and helps players learn proper technique at the earliest ages. Coach Emre will introduce disguised learning in a variety of games and activities that will provide players many touches on the ball while maintaining a fun soccer experience. All parent-coaches will receive a proprietary Placer United Coaching Manual written specifically to help parent-coaches teach good fundamentals to soccer players age four and up.
The following split-season format with a summer break makes training convenient for families new to soccer or with multiple soccer player schedules
Each practice will finish with small-sided games which will harness teamwork and introduce some basic tactical concepts while also developing decision-making.
$125.00 per player (includes player game jersey)
$100.00 per player (player game jersey not included)