Prime Program (Prime)

For 1st through 3rd grade boys and girls. Designed for out youngest soccer players who are looking for a fun, social and athletic experience while building confidence and a love for the game.

Updated Friday March 10, 2017 by PWSC.

Program Highlights:

  • U5-U9 grade boys and girls.
  • 1 or 2 weekday training sessiona per week (optional for Pre-K and K).
  • Training by the JIGS Academy.
  • 1 weekend in-house league intramural game.
  • optional FreePlay session.
  • optional goalie clinic.
  • club soccer jersey (1 per fall/spring).
  • Participation and achievement trophies (spring).

Why Choose the Prime Soccer Program?

The Prime Soccer Program (Prime) was developed for families looking to provide their children with a rewarding soccer experience that is predicated on fun through team athletics and is based upon the US Soccer developmental model.  We recognize that all player develop at their own pace, and that commitment to the game of soccer takes time and nurturing.

Prime is designed to help develop a passion for the game by providing high quality training and exposure to the social aspects of "soccer culture".  

The PWSC has hired the JIGS Academy to implement the Prime program.  The JIGS Academy brings decades of experience running similar programs on Long Island and is widely known for helping kids develop a love of "the beautiful game".

We anticipate that players who participate in this program will graduate with a fundamental understanding of all four pillars of player development (technical, tactical, mental and physical), while laying the foundation for a lifetime of devotion to soccer.  Players will be well-prepared to continue their soccer experience in either our Intertown or Travel programs. 

What are the Details of the Program?

For those of you who may have experience with our programs for our younger children, this year will be very different for other reasons.  US soccer issued new guidelines to promote development for ALL youth players in the country.  We are implementing the US Soccer Guidelines  for the Fall season and have adjusted our programs accordingly.

The two most relevant US Soccer rule changes that will impact kids at these ages are...

  • Age Change Rules: All players will now be registered and compete by Birth Year.  This means that children in these age groups will be classified as follows...
    • U5 - 2012 
    • U6 - 2011
    • U7 - 2010
    • U8 - 2009
    • U9 - 2008
  • Game Rules: the purpose is to maximize fun and de-emphasize competition in order to promote a love for the game and skill development through ball touches
    • 4 players on the field at a time on each team with NO goalie
    • 4, 8 minute quarters with 5 minute breaks in between
    • 4x6 Goals
    • 30x20 yard fields
    • no heading of the ball
    • pinnie rule - (our rule) player who scores last goal is not allowed to score until another player on the field scores a goal.  They wear a pinnie to denote that they scored last.  Promotes passing.

We recognize that this may not be the most entertaining soccer for parents who are used to watching the English Premier League or La Liga.  That said, studies have been conducted to show that games like these accelerate skill development, confidence, and enjoyment of the game and will produce better soccer players by the time the games start to count at U12 and U13.

As a result of these changes we have redesigned our programs as follows...

Little Kickers: Our entry program for 4 and 5 year old players will not change dramatically from past iterations.  We will offer the CHOICE of either a one-hour Saturday game and drill session OR that session with an additional one-hour of drills on Tuesday's.  This program is designed to introduce our players to soccer and teach them to enjoy the game through fun drills and small-sided games.  The goal is FUN!

You can register here for the following sessions...

  • Little Kickers - U5 (2012) (Saturday/Tuesday) - $195 includes one Saturday game/training and one Tuesday practice session and a jersey
  • Little Kickers - U5 (2012) Saturday Only - $135 includes one Saturday game/training and a jersey
  • Little Kickers - U6 (2011) (Saturday/Tuesday) - $195 includes one Saturday game/training and one Tuesday practice session and a jersey
  • Little Kickers - U6 (2011) Saturday Only - $135 includes one Saturday game/training and a jersey

Saturday Schedule: Sousa

Little Kicker Boys U6: Saturday's 3-4PM 
Little Kicker Boys U5: Saturday's 10-11AM 
Little Kicker Girls U5: Saturday's 11-12PM 
Little Kicker Girls U6: Saturday's 12-1PM

Tuesday Schedule: Manorhaven SCHOOL

Little Kicker Boys: 4:00-5:00PM 
Little Kicker Girls: 5:00-6:00PM 

Practices start Tuesday, April 4th and end Saturday, June 17th

Weekend Game Schedule:

April 8, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20

June 3, 10, 17, 24 (Reserved for Make-Up Only)

No practices on the following dates...

Week of April 10th-17th (Recess)

May 27th-29th (Memorial Day)

Prime: This program replaces and combines our previous EDP and Prime Programs.  We are still providing ALL services that were previously available for our recreational and competitive players, but we are delivering these services in a different way.  All players in these age groups will now participate in the same in-house 4v4 league on Saturdays and will train together at least one day per week (Monday or Wednesday depending upon gender).  This baseline program will be called PRIME ONE.  We will also offer an additional day of training for our more committed players.  This session will be called PRIME TWO.  In both cases, players will be divided by skill for practice so that we can maximize skill development and provide a more personalized experience for each child's development.  All PRIME ONE and PRIME TWO players will participate in the same in-house league and will be divided into permanent teams of approximately 6 players.  They will participate in an organized 4x4 game on Saturday's with the assistance of our professional trainers and a parent apprentice team manager.  These games will be used to both teach the players how to play, but also to develop future parent managers for travel soccer.

You can register here for the following sessions...

  • Prime One - U7 (2010) - $195 includes one Saturday in-house league game, ONE weekday training session, and a jersey
  • Prime Two - U7 (2010) - $255 includes one Saturday in-house league game, TWO weekday training session, and a jersey 
  • Prime One - U8/U9 (2008/2009) - $195 includes one Saturday in-house league game, ONE weekday training session, and a jersey
  • Prime Two - U8/U9 (2008/2009) - $255 includes one Saturday in-house league game, TWO weekday training session, and a jersey 

Saturday Schedule: Sousa

Prime Boys U7: Saturday's 2-3PM 
Prime Girls U7: Saturday's 9-10AM 
Prime Boys U8-U9: Saturday's 1-2PM 
Prime Girls U8-U9: Saturday's 4-5PM

Weekday Schedule: Manorhaven SCHOOL

Prime One - U7 Girls: Monday's 4:00-5:15PM 
Prime One - U8-U9 Girls: Monday's 5:15-6:30PM 
Prime One - U7 Boys: Wednesday's 4:00-5:15PM 
Prime One - U8-U9 Boys: Wednesday's 5:15-6:30PM 

Prime Two - U7 Girls: Wednesday's 4:00-5:15PM 
Prime Two - U8-U9 Girls: Wednesday's 5:15-6:30PM 
Prime Two - U7 Boys: Monday's 4:00-5:15PM 
Prime Two - U8-U9 Boys: Monday's 5:15-6:30PM

Practices start Monday, April 3rd and end Wednesday, June 14th

Weekend Game Schedule:

April 8, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20

June 3, 10, 17, 24 (Reserved for Make-Up Only)

No practices on the following dates...

Week of April 10th-17th (Recess)

May 27th-29th (Memorial Day)

EDP Travel Games: We will also offer an optional "select" supplemental travel program for players who participate in PRIME TWO and are deemed "travel ready."  Price is determined based upon how many players are on each team and will be divided evenly among participants based upon league and game trainer fees.  It is estimated at about $100 per player.  Players will also be required to purchase a home and away uniform.  Players will participate in a 6 v 6 (includes a goalie) travel league against other local Nassau soccer teams.  If you still have an interest , but did not previously tryout or notify us of your interest, please email Gerneil "Jigsy" Lorne at jigs19@aol.com