OVERVIEW OF THE SPRING INSTITUTE
Designed to gather players from across Marin, the Spring Institute spans more than three months (mid-February to mid-May) and offers a flexible schedule (to accommodate other player activities and commitments) of approximately 40 hours (26 sessions) of training on weekdays, and up to 15 hours (9 sessions) of small sided competitions on weekends.
The Spring Institute is open to all players.
(Players currently registered with a competitive team for a club other than Marin FC
will need permission from their club's Director of Coaching prior to participating)
The Spring Institute schedule is specifically designed to offer sessions on each day of the week across a two week span, thus allowing players with other spring sports or activities to thread together their own optimal participation plan.
We encourage players to look at their schedules and choose those sessions that best fit for them. Even if a player chooses to attend only 1/2 the sessions available, the Institute is still the best value available for the combination of training and competition.
Players looking to advance their skills and their understanding of the game will benefit from both training with and competing against like minded athletes from around the county. Training and game session are all on centrally located Marin FC fields and under the guidance of Marin FC coaches (regarded as the most advanced in Northern California).
Separate sessions are provided to ensure age, gender and skill appropriate challenge.
Cost of the 2018 Spring Institute is $275 for a single participant and $225 each for siblings.
Marin FC uses TeamSnap's state of the art registration and team management systems. Once enrolled, players will be assigned to the Spring Institute team or teams, and will then receive schedules, updates and other coaching communications through their TeamSnap portal on web or mobile device.
The Spring Institute schedule is deliberately designed on a two week rotational basis. One week trainings will occur on Tuesday and Thursday, and the next week the trainings will occur on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This staggered layout ensures that players with other spring commitments will always be able to navigate around their other activities to find training days that work best for them across the spring.
Exact schedules are published in the TeamSnap team so that players have direct and up-to-date access.
Marin FC relies on a network of fields and partners. Roughly 80% of the fields used by the club are within a two mile radius of downtown San Rafael. For the 2018 Spring Institute 100% of the fields used are within that area and include Dominican University, Marin Academy, Redwood High School, College or Marin and Piper Park (Larkspur).