“Our three children, ages 12, 9, and 6, have ‘played the Gjoa way’ since as early as possible. We’ve been with the club for 6 years, and we cannot speak more highly of this experience.”

Little Vikings & YDP Clinics

Gjøa Clinics

The Little Vikings clinics for 3 to 5-year-olds are the earliest introduction to soccer on the Gjøa Pathway. These sessions develop a love for the game through fun and engaging activities, while promoting the fundamental skills necessary to grow and improve in soccer.

The Youth Development Program (YDP) offers professional instruction for girls and boys aged 6 to 12 to improve and refine their soccer skills. Gjøa coaches teach ball mastery and technical skills for the first two thirds of each session, then organize scrimmages in a fun and supportive environment.

Check out the current schedule and read the FAQ’s below.

(These clinics are not open to Gjøa Travel Soccer players. For more info about Travel Soccer click here.)

SPRING CLINIC SCHEDULE

See the FAQ’s below
Prices pro-rate automatically at midnight after each clinic until the class is full

LITTLE VIKINGS FRIDAYS - SPRING

Age GroupGenderBirthday RangeLocationTimeFeeDates
3 to 4.5yoMixed09/16/2019 - 3/15/2021Dean Playground4-5pm$250Mar 15/22/29, Apr 5/12/19, May 3/10/17/31, Jun 7
4.5 to 5yoMixed03/16/2018 - 09/15/2019Dean Playground5-6pm$250Mar 15/22/29, Apr 5/12/19, May 3/10/17/31, Jun 7

YDP MONDAYS - SPRING

Age GroupGenderBirthday RangeLocationTimeFeeDates
6 to 8yoMixed03/19/2015 - 03/18/2018Prospect Park Parade Ground4-5pm$255Mar 18/25, Apr 1/8/15, May 6/13/20, Jun 3

YDP WEDNESDAYS - SPRING

Age Group GenderBirthdate RangeLocationTimeFeeDates
9 to 12yoMixed03/21/2011-03/20/2015Prospect Park Parade Ground 4-5pm$310Mar 20/27, Apr 3/10/17, May 1/8/15/22/29, Jun 5
9 to 12yoMixed03/21/2011-03/20/2015Dean Playground4-5pm$310Mar 20/27, Apr 3/10/17, May 1/8/15/22/29, Jun 5

YDP FRIDAYS - SPRING

Age GroupGenderBirthdate RangeLocationTimeFeeDates
6 to 8yoBoys03/16/2015 - 03/15/2018Dean Playground4 - 5pm$310Mar 15/22/29, Apr 5/12/19, May 3/10/17/31, Jun 7
9 to 12yo Boys03/16/2015 - 03/15/2018Dean Playground4 - 5pm$310Mar 15/22/29, Apr 5/12/19, May 3/10/17/31, Jun 7
“My child has been at Gjoa for 5 years now after transferring from another club. For both of us, the philosophy of the club, the quality of coaching staff and operational teams are all fantastic and make it a great experience. They provide really strong development in a supportive environment.”

FAQ – CLINICS

Can we start after the beginning of the season?
Yes, if there is space. Prices are prorated at midnight after each class.

Can we do more than one class a week?
If available, yes, (some seasons may have only one day a week) but we recommend you consider it carefully because our goal is for kids to learn to love soccer and to avoid burnout. Feel free to ask us about it.

What does my child bring to the clinics?
*Full water bottle, clearly marked with the player’s name
*Pumped age-appropriate ball clearly marked with the player’s name
*Shin Guards and sports clothing: red t-shirt, shorts, long socks
*Turf Shoes or soccer cleats (sneakers are acceptable, but not ideal)
*GK Gloves (Goalkeepers only)
*Mask (optional)
There are still a few stores around BK that sell balls and shin guards, such as Upper 90 on Atlantic Ave and Leonardo’s on Fifth Ave in Sunset Park.

Can parents watch the clinics?
So that coaches may have the undivided attention of their players, parents must be at a reasonable distance from the field. On the first day of class, the lead coach will point out the designated area for parents. (Some of the youngest Little Vikings players will need a parent/guardian on or near the field.) Gjøa has firm rules around parents not coaching from the sidelines; players learn best when focused on their coaches and not on their parents.

What’s the clinic weather and cancellation policy?
Outdoor clinics happen rain or shine, but the presence of nearby lightning requires that the class be canceled and families must immediately pick up their children. Families MUST have a contingency plan for picking up in a timely way if the class is canceled. If severe weather is expected a class might be canceled via email 1.5 hours ahead of the start time. If a class is canceled, an attempt will be made to make it up, but this isn’t always possible, so one cancellation is built into the pricing. In the unlikely event that a second cancellation cannot be made up, a credit toward a future registration will be applied to each household.

Do you offer discounts for clinics?
There’s a 10% sibling discount given as a household credit toward any future payment upon request – write to register@gjoa.org. Valid only for registrations less than four weeks into the season.

Do you offer financial aid for clinics?
Yes, a limited number of partial scholarships are available. For information about financial aid, please email john@gjoa.org.

Questions about the program? Email info@gjoa.org.
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uestions about registration? Email register@gjoa.org.