U8 ACADEMY 

The U8 Academy is the final year of our Academy Program. It offers our younger players twice a week training in the Fall, Winter, and Spring, all in a small group environment, along with adding 5v5 festival play on Saturdays against other local clubs in the EDP Futures League. Each festival typically consists of 4 - 20 minute 5v5 games with a small break between each game. Each festival lasts up to 2 hours for a team.

 

The U8 Academy curriculum is builds upon the technical foundations built in the U6 & U7 Academy and begins to prepare the players for full 7v7 team play at U9. This is the final next step between our Development League and our Travel/Premier Teams for players already anticipating the desire and base skills to play at a more advanced level early on. Players enjoy a fun but challenging environment.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Head Team Coach:  James Hughes

Spring Training Schedule

  • Tuesday: 5pm-6pm at Greenway Meadows

  • Wednesday: 5pm-6pm at Greenway Meadows

  • Thursday: 5pm-6pm at Greenway Meadows

  • Full-Time Professional Coach at all games and training

  • 2 weeks Fall Pre-Season Camp

  • 3 times per week training in the Fall & Spring

  • 2 times per week training in the Winter

  • Professional Goalkeeper Training

  • Participation in EDP Futures League

  • 5 Small Sided Tournaments Annually 

                                                                                 

TEAM OVERVIEW