Academy U8-U12

The Academy program is designed for players interested in a transitional program from the traditional Recreational program to a more competitive program. Players are exposed to a more intensive and competitive level than recreational and the focus is on developing the proper technical and tactical foundation that is crucial for the Select program. Commitment is required while fun is still being promoted. Academy participation is a one-year commitment . Academy football focuses on ages U8-U12.

The Academy Program differs from the Select Program in that players do not go through try-outs. With the Academy Program, teams participate in tournaments, leagues and tours.

In the Academy Program there is flexibility to allow guest play with different teams and age groups. This flexibility will allow, when necessary, girls to play with boys, younger players to play with older players, and medium-skilled kids to play with high-level players. Movements such as these are dictated by the Academy Director of Football and are always in the best interest (developmentally) of the player.

Information:

U8 – U11 Academy

  • Professional training and coaching.
  • A Pool of two teams of 8-12 players each train as a group.
  • Volunteer Team Manager.
  • One 1½ hour practices per week.
  • Will generally practice from 5:00-6:30 p.m…….click here to view practice schedule.

U12 Academy

  • Professional training and coaching.        
  • One team of 15 players.
  • Volunteer Team Manager. 
  • Two 1½ hour practices per week.
  • U12 will generally practice from 5:00-6:30 p.m…….click here to view practice schedule.

Teams for 2021:

  • U8 – 2 teams of 10 Players
  • U9 – 2 teams of 10 Players
  • U10 – 2 teams of 12 Players
  • U11 – 2 teams of 12 Players
  • U12 – 1 team of 15 Players

To view the recreational teams click here

League Games:

  • League games scheduled by the local football association
  • U8-U9 teams play 5v5 sided games 
  • U10-U11 teams play 7v7 sided games 
  • U12 teams play 9v9 sided games