Mini Mavericks Program Formation
Many of the players in the Mini Mavericks players played in local recreational league programs. Players are invited to join the Mini Mavericks program through a placement day and players are selected based on skill level, athleticism, soccer IQ, motivation, and concentration. Players are not required to try out for this program and the placement day is a fun introduction to the Mini Mavericks program. In addition, Mavericks hold open placement days throughout the soccer year and players can be invited to join the program at the end of the fall season too.
Our club's Director of Coaching overseas the selection process of all potential U8 Mini Mavericks players. Once selected into the program. Players will begin official academy style training early in August (two training session per week) and will play in a Norcal U8 Development League during the fall.
Players will be shuffled and mixed for various scrimmages, play days and games over the course of the year with the flexibility provided by the academy style format. There are no fixed teams in the U8 age group.