Sponsors
  • OAM/Metro Sports Medicine
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  • Micandy Gardens
  • Degraaf Interiors
  • Berger Cheverolet
  • Advanced interiors
  • Mike Loney - Edward Jones
  • Tony Scholten Realtor
  • Advanced Asset Management
  • Grand Rapids Motorcar
  • Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy
  • Buffalo Wild Wings

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

GOAL KEEPER TRAINING STARTS AUGUST 25
GOAL KEEPER TRAINING STARTS AUGUST 25

Goal Keeper training will be on Mondays starting August 25th at 28th Ave
No Labor Day (make-up Tuesday 2nd Sept)
5:30-6:30pm U10-U14
6:30-7:30pm U15-U19

 

Friday's is Striker/GK Training

 

5:30-6:30pm U10-U14

6:30-7:30pm U15-U19

 

 

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Fire Total Technical Training Camp August 18-21
Fire Total Technical Training Camp August 18-21
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Welcoming New Club Sponsor
Welcoming New Club Sponsor

MICHIGAN FIRE JUNIORS IS EXCITED TO WELCOME

 

OAM/Metro Sports Medicine

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News
Games vs. Drills & Practice to Games... from David Wood
Apr 10 2014 - David Wood

 

Games vs. Drills and Practice to Game

(US Soccer Best Practices)

 

by our Boy's DOC

David Wood

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Club Standards Project
Feb 10 2014
Michigan Fire Juniors Achieve National Recognition
 
 
The Michigan Fire Juniors T.O.T.A.L. (Technical Obsession To Advance Learning) Technical Hour Training Program was recognized at the NSCAA Coaches Convention in January, 2014 as one of ten National “Best Practices.” The NSCAA through their Club Standards Project which the MFJ are participating in, have analyzed over 120 clubs across the United States in a variety of categories and essentially grade clubs in each of these 22 categories. Our T.O.T.A.L. Technical Hour received a Best Practices distinction in our initial Strengths and Weaknesses Analysis from the Club Standards Project, but the project director David Newbery was so impressed with this program, he choose to highlight it in his lecture session at the NSCAA Coaches Convention in Philadelphia last month entitled “A Model Youth Club – Building a Club on Best Practices.” 
 
The T.O.T.A.L. Technical Hour is a program designed by our club’s Technical Director Dan McAllister, and has been coached by members of our professional staff, Dan McAllister, David Wood, Chris Schoenberg, Rick Fett and Dean Muckle. This program is a technical development supplemental program offered to any of our MFJ U9-U12 players which offers a daily, 1 hour session focused on technical development, ball mastery improvement from 4pm-5pm every Monday-Thursday during in-season play at our 28th Ave facilities. 
 
Coach McAllister has a keen awareness of the impact technical development has on a player’s ability to aspire to next level play, as each new level includes increased pressure and speed of play, which in turn demands players to improve their technical skills accordingly. “We know as a club, we have to be proactive in helping our players learn and improve in their technical development. We know we can not rely strictly on our team coaches to do this, as they are often focusing on tactical/team development. This program allows those who take advantage of it to gain new skills, build comfort on the ball, and to continue on their journey of “Ball Mastery,” which is a life long journey for aspiring players.”
 
Chicago Fire Juniors Affiliates Program Director Brian Roberts was present at the NSCAA Convention Presentation and had this to say about this program: “I just want to congratulate Dan and the club on your recent NSCAA award. I sat in the workshop when NSCAA recognized ten youth clubs for outstanding achievement. Each club had a few moments to field questions on their own initiative, the MI Fire Juniors training hour was a very popular topic for discussion. Dan and his team really were a great representation of the Michigan Fire Juniors and the Chicago Fire family as a whole.” 
 
David Newbery, the NSCAA Club Standards Project Director said about the Michigan Fire Juniors T.O.T.A.L. Technical Hour, “In now having personally done over 100 Advanced Assessments (in the US and Canada), this is the first club I have seen dedicate this kind of supplemental training program for the technical development of their players. This is truly a unique program, well done Michigan Fire Juniors” 
 
Technical Director, Dan McAllister responded, “To be honest, I’ve been quite humbled by the recognition as I see this as simply the right way to help players develop. I have been hearing from our National coaches through our Olympic Development Program (ODP), and from my own experience as a college coach for the past 15 years, that our players are not technical enough to compete at the highest levels. In my own coaching, I have been focused on technical development of players, both on my teams and in my camps and training programs, so this seems like an extension of that personal philosophy. Additionally, the program has been carried out by others in our club who are committed and capable of training these players. David Wood, Chris Schoenberg, Rick Fett, and Dean Muckle have all played a significant role and the program could not function without their experience, knowledge, and dedication to these young players, it’s been a Team effort and I am so grateful for their work.” 
 
In addition to our T.O.T.A.L. Technical Hour, we offer Technical Training Camps throughout the year, such as our March event running every Tuesday and Thursday at Let’s Play (Soccer Zone) in Jension. For more information or to register, please go to this link
 

 

 

 

Michigan Fire Juniors

PO Box5

Hudsonville, MI 49426

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10/11/2014

Michigan Fire Juniors Night @ Davenport University men's game vs Indiana Institute of Technology. MFJ players get in free if they are wearing their Fire uniforms. Game starts at 7pm so come out and cheer on the the Davenports players who have donated their time during team trainings to the club this fall season.

11/4/2014

Fall tryouts for Boys spring only teams.

  

U15 Premier & Select

11/4/2014

5:00 - 6:30

SoccerZone / Lets Play, Jenison

U16 Premier & Select

11/4/2014

6:30 - 8:00

SoccerZone / Lets Play, Jenison

U17 Premier & Select

11/4/2014

8:00 - 9:30

SoccerZone / Lets Play, Jenison

U18 Premier & Select

11/4/2014

8:00 - 9:30

SoccerZone / Lets Play, Jenison

 

 

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