- 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.
- 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.
Spring 2018 9U Academy
Saturday, March 24th
Saturday, April 14th
Saturday, April 21st
Saturday, April 28th
Saturday, May 12th
Saturday, May 19th
Click Here to Apply
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Deadline to Apply - Thursday, March 1, 2018
Spring 2018 Rules
Spring 2018 Guidelines
9U Academy Manual
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If you have any questions about the 9U Academy or would like someone to come and talk to your association, please contact Adrian Parrish.