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Youth Academy Program


The Academy program is a player development program for committed young soccer players looking to advance to the next level of competitive play. At this level, we focus on individual player development with emphasis on technical skills and tactical knowledge. All players rotate positions and learn skills associated with these positions. Academy offers a positive, engaging, and rewarding experience that is not overtly focused on results (wins vs. losses). The idea is that if we focus on developing the player and putting them in the best training situations with our best coaches, for a faster rate of growth within the game.

This program structure is endorsed by the US Soccer and the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA).

 

For more information, please see the Parent's Guide below developed by NC Youth Soccer.

Ages

Waxhaw Soccer Club offers Academy level soccer for the U8, U9 and U10 age groups (7, 8 and 9 year olds). We are also looking to expand into our U8 age group (7 years old) to form our first ever Junior Academy, in the Fall/Spring seasons of  2019/2020.

Practices & Games

Academy teams will generally have two practice sessions per week lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes each. 

Games will be played on Saturday mornings in a friendly format against teams from the greater Charlotte area.  Depending on the number of teams participating in these games, a team could play two games on a given day to fill out the schedule.  

Each team will participate in at least one tournaments per year.

Practices will be held at either H.C. Nesbit Park on Field 7, but can potentially move to Western Union Elementary School based on field and weather conditions.

For more questions regarding the Academy program, feel free to contact our Academy Director at [email protected]

Junior Academy

Program Description:

The Junior Academy program is for players and families who are looking for deeper soccer training experience. Junior Academy is a program that is being created to bridge the gap between Waxhaw’s Early Developmental Program (EDP) and our National Youth Academy (USYA) program.

Players will be exposed to a format of training that we use in our current Youth Academy (United States Soccer Federation and NCYSA curriculum). Coaching methodology will emphasize individual technical training and team-based skills training using small-sided games to provide an inspiring and fun environment. We are looking to mold passionate, confident, and skillful players, while also allowing them the freedom and creativity to learn the game by playing the game.

What the program offers:

  • USSF Licensed Coaching
  • Training Sessions twice a week with a pool of like-minded players, similar skill sets, and complimentary athletic ability (60 minutes each)
  • A progressive weekly plan that covers the entire season, where players have weekly topics that build on each other as the season matures.
  • Games against older recreation program teams within our club and Junior Academy programs in the Charlotte area (CSA, WCWAA, Carolina Rapids, etc.) -- **Games against other Junior Academies are not guaranteed, specifically when playing smaller clubs seeing as they may not have these special programs due to club size.**

    Eligibility:
  • Players must be born in 2012
  • Players must register and attend tryouts (May 17th) – Specific tryout times TBD.

    Pricing:

    $580 / fall and spring seasons together

    *Pricing is nearly $200 less than the U9 and U10 ages for the following reasons*
  • Practices are only 1 hour compared to 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Players purchase their own training and game kit.
Academy Parent Guide

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