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Soccer First Soccer Academy

The Soccer Academy offers two different programs; Academy teams and the 3 v. 3 program, for ages 5-16. It 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.

  • Soccer Academy teams will be formed from individual registrations.  Teams will be entered into the Soccer First indoor league. They will play 9 league games and will practice 5 times. The teams will play in competitive games but the philosophy is for the participants to learn through playing and to have fun. The Winter indoor session will begin January 12
  • The 3 v. 3 program is set up in a class/training format. We will meet 9 times, once a week for an hour. We will typically spend 30 minutes training and 30 minutes playing in a 3 v. 3 format (2 v. 2, 3 v. 3, 4 v. 4, depending on the number of participants). Teams will be created each week or in each class to create fair competition and enhance learning. Next session will begin January 17.
  • The 3 vs. 3 format will give players more time on the ball, with less players on the field than a regular game, than a regular game. The focus will be on practice and learning rather than competition. Scores and standings will not be recorded.
      • Training and games will be held at Soccer First.
      • The 3 vs. 3 training will primarily meet on the weekends. We will designate days and times and you can sign up for those. Classes are usually offered on Saturdays at 2pm and 3pm, Sundays at 3pm, 4pm, and 6pm. We will also offer some weekday evenings. You can choose the class time in the drop down menu on the registration page.

The Soccer Academy and 3 v 3 league fee of $175 per player includes administration by Soccer First, practice rentals and coaching fees.

To sign up for a program:

For more information contact Chris Crosby @ 614-793-0101.