Who should play in the Academy Program?

The Academy Program is designed for players who are interested in a pre-travel environment and who aspire to play club soccer.

  • Girls: U6 and U7 (2019 & 2018)
    • Typically, U8 (2017) girls play with U9 (2016) teams.
  • Boys: U6 (2019) & U7 (2018)*
    • *U7 boys tend to play with U8 boys on Elite S.C. travel teams but if one does not want the U8 travel team commitment the club will assess U7 Academy team interest.

What is the goal of the Academy Program?
The Academy enhances and develops soccer skills, game understanding, and supports the transition to club soccer. The Academy Program provides young players a challenging, fun, age- appropriate playing environment.

What’s involved in the Academy Program?

  • Fall (mid August - early November): 1x/week training + SoccerStars games
    • Trainings Fridays
    • Games Saturdays
  • Winter (January-early March): 1x/week training
  • Spring (April- early June): 1x/week training + SoccerStars games
    • Trainings Fridays
    • Games Saturdays

Can my child participate in the Academy Program and Elite SoccerStars?
Yes. Players may continue to participate in the Elite SoccerStars program (training & games).

  • Training schedules will not conflict.
  • In the event of a game conflict, players are expected to participate with the Academy team.

Do the Academy teams play against other local clubs?
The Academy teams primarily participate in SoccerStars games.

Is the Academy Program Co-ed?
The goal is to create gender specific teams however, there is the chance that genders could be mixed depending on registration numbers.

What is the Academy Program cost?

  • $820 (includes the fall, winter and spring)
  • $75 NIKE uniform

Registration for the 2024-2025 Season:

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