U7-U8 Academy Program 2022
- Academy U07Boys (born 2016)
- Academy U07Girls (born 2016)
- Academy U08Boys (born 2015)
- Academy U08Girls (born 2015)
What is the U7/U8 Recreational Academy and how is it different?
This program is designed to build upon the technical skills learned in the Grasshopper program and introduce a few basic concepts to help the players learn and understand the game, while maximizing touches on the ball. The main priority is ALWAYS to make the session a FUN learning environment.
What does the training consist of?
The program runs for approximately 12 weeks. Teams will train with a volunteer coach twice a week and have 2 x 25-minute games on the weekends. Most games will take place on Saturdays, but games may also be scheduled on Sundays.
Our Academy program is run by volunteer coaches and supervised by 24/7 coaches. Please consider volunteering to coach your child.
How are U7/U8 teams formed?
Teams consisting of approximately 7 players will be formed. Players can register for the program until June 30th. After this date, they will be placed on a waitlist with players being placed where needed on a next player registered basis.
What if it rains, will training & games be canceled?
Games and training sessions may be canceled for a variety of reasons. Please refer to our Cancellation Policies for more information. Training sessions that are canceled will not be rescheduled. We will do our best to reschedule games that are rained out, but in some cases, make-ups will not be possible.
What equipment do players need?
Players new to the program will need to purchase a uniform from Soccer Pro in Dublin during the summer. They can use this for both training and games. Soccer cleats, balls, and shin guards will also be required. U7/U8 will play with a size 3 ball.
How much does it cost to participate?
The cost of the program is a registration fee of $295 and a $60 volunteer fee (refunded after 3 hours of service to the club). Uniforms are an additional $60. There are no refunds after June 30th. Please see our website for more information and registration link (www.castrovalleysoccer.com).