9U Academy


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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.


Spring 2019 9U Academy


Play Dates:

March 23rd
April 6th
April 13th
April 27th & 28th (Festival in Versailles, KY)
May 4th
May 11th
May 18th


April 27-28th (Festival in Versailles, KY)


Registration Deadline: March 5, 2019 (CLOSED)

Registration Fees:

Spring Season: $100
Festival Only: $30

Click here for the Spring 2019 Guidelines.


Week 1: March 23, 2019 

Week 2: April 6, 2019 

Week 3: April 13, 2019 

Week 4: April 27 (Boys) & 28 (Girls), 2019 

April 27: Boys Schedule (PDF)

April 28: Girls Schedule (PDF)

Week 5: May 4, 2019  

Girls Schedule (PDF)

Boys Schedule (PDF)


Week 6: May 11, 2019  

Girls Schedule (PDF)

Boys Schedule (PDF)


Week 7: May 18, 2019

Girls Schedule  (PDF)

Boys Schedule (PDF)


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.