- Youth Academy (Team Program): 2009 - 2007 year birth
Youth Academy (Team Program)
The Academy Program is for boys and girls aged 7 - 10, and is an excellent way to prepare players for the competitive
soccer programs. Focused completely on skill development
and small sided play, it is ideal for the young player who is taking particular
interest in the sport of soccer and appears to be ready for a higher level of
training as well as increased expectations.
Joining a Team
Players interested in the Academy
Program must participate in an Academy Player Assessment. This is not a
"tryout" process resulting in a player being cut. Rather, it is
an opportunity for players, parents, and coaches to assess the suitability of
the program to the player's stage of development and to determine if Academy
placement is suitable. Typically the assessments are in May of each year,
however it is sometimes possible to be assessed during a different time.
Academy players train twice a week for 75
minutes per session, with emphasis on technical and tactical skills. Players in
the Youth Academy will receive advanced training from our professional staff.
The program will emphasize the development of players technically
(skills), tactically (decision-making), physically (fitness) and psychologically
Academy players will play a variety of
different games and competitions against other youth academy teams on a regular
basis throughout the season. Academy games are played in a
"play-a-round" format. Home games are played at the Jordan
Soccer Complex. The teams will also travel to other local soccer associations
(Wilson, Southern Pines, Greenville, Fuquay Varina, Sanford, New Bern and
Wilmington) to play games. At the conclusion of the Academy season in the Fall
and Spring, the Academy teams usually participate in the Academy Showcase.
The Academy Showcase is a festival that all of the Academy teams across
NC participate in. The Academy Showcase does require overnight lodging.
Academy teams may also participate in tournaments.
The Youth Academy program runs in both
Fall and Spring:
Fall Season: August
– December &
Spring Season: January
(You can sign up for one season or both)
The “Team” program is for:
Boys & Girls true U8 - U10 players only
Tryout fee: $30
Registration: $125 per season
Players and their families are responsible for their own uniforms, travel costs, referee fees and tournament costs. Uniform information is given to you once your are placed on a team.
Alternated between locations:
1 (JSC) 445 Treetop Drive, Fayetteville, NC 2831
2 (Fayetteville Academy) 3200 Cliffdale Rd, Fayetteville,
Space is limited.