First Soccer Academy program for ages 6-14 is offered for four sessions during the year: outdoors during the Spring and Fall, as well as indoors for
Fall/Winter. The philosophy of the Academy is to provide an opportunity for participants to play soccer and receive coaching through practices and
games. Soccer First will take individual registrations, create the teams,
and provide the instruction at our facility.
This winter season we will offer two programs
for the academy.
We will offer a 3 vs. 3 format that focuses on training and small sided games for learning.
This format is good for training. In the 3 vs. 3 format, players will have more time on the
ball, with less players on the field, and the focus will be on training
and learning rather than competition. Scores and standings will not be
recorded. If you child has not played soccer or doesn't have much experience playing this would be the appropriate program to get them started.
The players will meet for an hour. Two teams of 4-6 players will meet once a
week. The class
will be split into training & playing small sided soccer games (3 v
3, 4 v 4). Some days may be more dedicated to practice & some will be dedicated to play.
We will have soccer academy teams that compete in the Soccer First indoor leagues.
We will form teams out of individual registrations. These teams will compete in the Soccer First indoor soccer leagues. They will play the 9 game session and will have 5 practices. These teams will play on the same dates and times listed in the Indoor League information on the Soccer First website. Practices dates will be established as the teams form.
Although the focus of this program is playing and learning, some of the teams in the Soccer First leagues are competitive and players registering for this program should have playing experience.
Game Days and Practice Times
The Soccer Academy teams, that will play in the Soccer First indoor leagues, will play games on the days and times listed on the Soccer First website home page, under Indoor Leagues. Practice days and times will be established as the teams are formed and game schedules are produced. If you have a preference for a practices day/time you can put a note in the comments sections when signing up.
The 3 vs. 3 training will primarily meet on the weekends. We will designate days and times and you can sign up for those. We will also create times based on registrations, requested times, and available field space. You can put requests for best days/times in the comments section when you register. Some weeknights are available if necessary.
The deadline to register for the January 2014 session is December 20. You may be able to join after the deadline but early registration is recommended.
The 3 v 3 league fee of $175 per player includes administration by Soccer
First, practice rentals and coaching fees.
The Soccer Academy team fee of $175 per player includes administration by Soccer First, league fees, coaching fees, practice rentals and team shirts.
To sign up for the Soccer Academy:
For more information contact Chris Crosby @ 614-793-0101.