Academy Focus

ACADEMY PROGRAMS U6-U12 4v4 - 8v8 Format

U6-U8 |  Motor Skills, Emotional and Technical Development

During early ages, players join soccer at many different stages of development. With the influx of players from different backgrounds children can have similar abilities across several age groups while they gain experience and teaching within the program. Players are treated individually, mastery of the ball and body are the main focuses. 

Focus:

  • Coordination, balance and movements are developed with the ball.
  • Ball familiarity, mastery and manipulation.
  • Players are inspired to work hard and motivated to be their best.
  • Staff help players build a love for the game. 

Outline:

  • Players participate 2-3 times per week  (practice, scrimmage play, games).
  • 9-11 month program.
  • Development leagues and state play, local tournaments


U9-U12 |  Individual Technique and Strategy 

Players continue to be given individual focuses with an integrated U7-U12 curriculum but are now challenged to make decisions and make choices in 1v1 activities to develop strategy. Players are asked to become technically strong and advanced manipulators of the ball to build a solid foundation for future years and focuses.

Focus:

  • 1v1 Tactics and decision making; defending & attacking.
  • Coordination, balance and movements are developed with the ball.
  • Striking, passing, dribbling and receiving techniques.
  • Players are inspired to work hard and motivated to be their best.
  • Staff help players build a love for the game. 

Outline:

  • Players participate 3-4 times per week  (practice, scrimmage play, games).
  • 9-11 month program.
  • Development leagues, State Level Play, and Local Neighboring Tournaments to Presidents Cup .