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Academy Soccer (U8-U12)

ACADEMY SOCCER (U8-U12) 

The Academy program is designed for players interested in a transitional program from the traditional Recreational program to a more competitive Select program. Players in this program 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 consisting of Fall and Spring seasons. Academy soccer focuses on ages U8-U12.

 

U8- U12 Academy

  • Professional training and coaching
  • Teams train individually
  • Volunteer Team Manager
  • Two - 1 ½ hours/week practices

U9– U12 Academy, Top Teams

  • Professional training and coaching        
  • Teams train individually 
  • Volunteer Team Manager 
  • Three 1 ½ hours/week practices

Games

  • Inter-League games scheduled by UFA Norcorss
  • U8-U10 teams play 7v7 sided games 
  • U11-U12 teams play 9v9 sided games (U12 top teams may play 11v11)

 

Additional Information

The Academy Program differs from the Select Program in that each club is responsible for setting their own schedule to help minimize travel. With the Academy Program, travel is primarily within the metro Atlanta area. One of the main benefits of each club having control over its own schedule is that each team will be scheduled against opponents of similar strength and ability

In the Academy Program there is flexibility to move players from team to team, and age group to age group. 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 and are always in the best interest (developmentally) of the player

The U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12 Academy Program offers the opportunity for advanced development of the young soccer player as an alternative to the Recreation League. Our focus is development in a fun and rewarding environment with professional coaches using the most up-to-date training methods.

Within the Academy program we focus on development of individual skills, and providing the opportunity of apply those skills in a competitive environment, including weekly games vs. "alliance clubs" and tournaments throughout the season.

Team training will occur three times weekly for the top two teams and twice weekly for the remaining teams with games on weekends.

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