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9U Academy


2016-10-07 23.19.11

Program Objectives

  • To eliminate keeping scores and reduce pressure on players and coaches to get results.
  • To emphasize individual player development and especially individual technical development.
  • To reduce the excessive travel around the state for games and tournaments.
  • To reduce the possibilities of mismatched opponents and lopsided scores .
  • To reduce the number of games players were playing in a year and increase the number of training opportunities.


Program Benefits

  • Free player movement within the academy program age group.
  • Growing a ‘CLUB’ concept with a club loyalty as opposed to individual team mentality.
  • Professional coaches taking over administration and training of younger ages.
  • Increased player enrollment and larger membership at the club.
  • Increased pool of players for older teams with improvement in quality of players.
  • A good introduction to ‘Select’ competitive soccer for players transitioning from recreational to select soccer.


Fall 2019 9U Academy


Play Dates:

August 24th
September 7th
September 14th
September 28th/29th (Festival: Location - Lisle Road Soccer Complex in Georgetown)
October 12th
October 19th
October 26th


September 28/29th (Lisle Road Soccer Complex)


Registration Fees:

Spring Season: $110
Festival Only: $40

Fall 2019 Guidelines


Week 1: August 24, 2019 

Week 2: September 7, 2019 (Not Available)

Girls Schedule 

Boys Schedule 

Week 3: September 14, 2019 (Not Available)

Girls Schedule

Boys Schedule

Week 4: September 28/29th, 2019 (Festival)

Boys Schedule 

Girls Schedule 

Week 5: October 12, 2019 (Not Available)

Girls Schedule 

Boys Schedule


Week 6: October 19, 2019 (Not Available)

Girls Schedule 

Boys Schedule 


Week 7: October 26, 2019 (Not Available)

Girls Schedule 

Boys Schedule


All Star Teams:  

When an odd number of teams are available to play during a play-date Kentucky Youth Soccer will list "All Star team" in the empty time slot. It is the responsibility of all teams playing at that venue to provide 1-2 players to play as a group for these allocated slots. The host organization will provide a coach/parent to help organize this team.

Clubs can switch players between the two game times.


9U Academy Manual

Click here to view the 9U Academy Manual

If you have any questions about the 9U Academy or would like someone to come and talk to your association, please contact Adrian Parrish.

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Lexington, KY, 40507
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