Little Vikings & YDP Clinics

SCHEDULES BELOW!

PLEASE NOTE: Gjøa Youth Soccer requires proof of Covid vaccination to participate.

Little Vikings classes are the earliest introduction to organized soccer on the Gjøa Pathway. For kids 2-5 years old, these sessions develop a love for the game through fun and engaging activities, while establishing the fundamental skills needed to grow and improve in soccer.

Whether on a path to Travel Soccer or refining their game for success in recreational leagues, the Youth Development Program (YDP) offers girls and boys ages 6 through 12 the opportunity to improve their game through professional instruction. Gjøa coaches teach ball mastery and technical skills for the first half of each session, then organize scrimmages in a fun and supportive environment.

Little Vikings/YDP are outdoors in Fall and Spring, and indoors in Winter. See the current season below. These clinics are not open to Gjøa Travel Soccer players. For more info about Travel Soccer click here.

 “I am the parent of three children, ages 12, 9, and 6. All of them have ‘played the Gjoa way’ since as early as was possible– we’ve been with the club for 6 years. We cannot speak more highly of this experience for our family.”

SPRING OUTDOOR CLINIC SCHEDULE

PLEASE READ THE FAQ'S BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING

LITTLE VIKINGS CLINICS FOR 2 -5 YEAR-0LDS

*all fees are prorated at midnight after each class for the following week

MONDAYS
Group Birthdate Range Location Gender Time Fee* Dates
Older 4’s to 5 3/21/16 – 9/20/17 Parade Ground All 4-4.50pm $225 Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, Jun 6
FRIDAYS
Group Birthdate Range Location Gender Time Fee* Dates
3’s to younger 4 06/08/17 – 03/21/19 Dean St Playground All 4-4.50pm $225 Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 29, May 6, 13, 20, Jun 3, Jun 10
Older 4’s to 5 3/20/16 – 9/21/17 Dean St Playground All 5-5.50pm $225 Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 29, May 6, 13, 20, Jun 3, Jun 10
*all fees are prorated at midnight after each class for the following week

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (YDP) CLINICS FOR 6-12 YEAR OLDS

*all fees are prorated at midnight after each class for the following week

TUESDAYS
Group Gender Birthdate Range Location Time Fee* Dates
6 to 8 yo All 3/20/13 – 3/21/16 Parade Ground 4-5pm $323 Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7
9 to 12 yo All 3/20/09 – 3/21/13 Parade Ground 5-6pm $323 Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7
THURSDAYS
Group Gender Birthdate Range Location Time Fee* Dates
6 to 8 yo All 3/20/13 – 3/21/16 Parade Ground 4-5pm $290 Mar 31, Apr 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2
9 to 12 yo All 3/20/09 – 3/21/13 Parade Ground 5-6pm $290 Mar 31, Apr 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2
FRIDAYS
Group Gender Birthdate Range Location Time Fee* Dates
6 to 8 yo All 3/20/13 – 3/21/16 Dean St Playground 4-5pm $290 Apr 1, 8, 29, May 6, 13, 20, Jun 3, Jun 10
9 to 12 yo All 3/20/09 – 3/21/13 Dean St Playground 5-6pm $290 Apr 1, 8, 29, May 6, 13, 20, Jun 3, Jun 10
*all fees are prorated at midnight after each class for the following week

“My son 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 – OUTDOOR CLINICS

Can we start after the beginning of the season?
Yes, if there is space. The price for ALL clinics prorates automatically at midnight on the day of the clinic for the following week.

What are the Covid protocols for Outdoor Clinics?
*All players 5+ must have proof of two doses of an approved Covid vaccine. Gjøa coaches and staff are fully vaccinated and boosted.
*Players must bring a mask and wear if in close contact on the sidelines. They are not
*No player with Covid-like symptoms should attend class. Parent/guardians should not enter the facility if they have Covid-like symptoms.
*Players who test positive for Covid must isolate. Our protocols may be more or less stringent than others, such as schools, so If positive email john@gjoa.org to discuss our protocols.

Can we do more than one class a week?
If available, yes, 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?
*Mask – required
*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)
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 two weeks into the season.

Do you offer financial aid for clinics?
Yes, a limited number of partial scholarships. 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.