The U4 Developmental League is an age appropriate way to teach our 3-4 year old beginners the fundamentals of soccer. We employ Professional Trainers (from Golden Boot Soccer) who have the skills and experience to properly teach these young players, leading to a better experience for both players and parents.
Special themed practices were developed for BRYC by Golden Boot. The practices teach soccer skills but they wrap them in fun stories. One week might be Pirate Week, the next Cats vs. Dogs... the kids have a LOT of fun with it, and so do the trainers!
Along with the Professional Trainers, each team could have one or more Parent Assistant Coach(es). The Parent Assistant Coaches work in the sessions with the Golden Boot Trainer to help themselves develop a comfort level in front of the team and to give them an opportunity to ask the Professional Trainer any questions they might have. (See more about Parent Assistant Coaches in the article at the bottom of the page.)
The U4 league is non-competitive and focuses on basic skills in a clinic type format. Players meet in groups (“teams”) once a week on Saturdays. Their instructors lead them through games designed to teach good skills and keep soccer fun and interesting.