Metros Soccer Academy

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Home-School Training

Home-School and Individual Training

The Metros Soccer Academy Home-School / Individual Training by Gerry O’Donnell provide high quality, fitness through physical education and player-specific training.  The MSA focuses on improving student fitness and technical understanding of the sport of soccer which transfers to overall confidence and maturation.  Sessions are conducted in an environment conducive to learning individually or in a small group.  The program tailors each session specifically to individual student / player needs.  Sessions are challenging and fun.

Home-School Physical Education:

Does your child run, play, and move for at least 60 minutes a day?  That's how much moderate to vigorous physical activity school-aged children and adolescents need to stay healthy and fit.  Short bursts of 10 to 15 minutes count toward this daily tally, so be sure your child has lots of opportunities to be active.


As home-school parents, you are aware of how important academics are but, finding time for fitness can be difficult.  Research indicates that aerobic exercise and play contribute positively to academic focus.  Physical education provides a structured opportunity to address this need during the school day.  It also builds awareness and competency in new sports and games, while introducing solid health habits.  Not every child gets enough structured physical activity:

-     Only 8% of elementary schools provide daily physical education.

-     In 12-17% of public elementary schools, children don't have recess every day.

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education, among other groups, recommends at least 150 minutes of PE a week for elementary school age children - that means an average of 30 minutes a day.  The association also urges parents to schedule at least one 20 minute period of exercise every day.

If you are unable to give your child this type of physical activity, please let me know.

  • Proper Running Technique
  • Body Coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Agility
  • FUN

Individual Training includes (soccer):

  • Ball Mastery
  • Passing ‘and’ Receiving
  • Moves (1v1)
  • Quickness/Speed/Flexibility/Agility
  • Finishing ‘and’ Shooting
  • Field Positioning Awareness
  • Small Group Tactics

For information on Gerry and my background, click here