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Academy

The Academy Program

The Academy Program has been created to better meet the needs of players in transition between our In House and Traveling Programs. This program is designed specifically to bridge this transition.  Players at this age benefit most from opportunities that build their technical ability.

This year the Academy will be led by Gabe Kortuem.

These sessions are designed to provide players with significant time with the ball, under the supervision of skilled coaches who are providing feedback and guidance in the moment on technical skills and team play. 

Academy sessions will also be supplemented with scrimmages and or games with nearby community teams. 


TO REGISTER FOR FALL ACADEMY SOCCER GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK:


REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

ACADEMY:

For players born in 2011 (U9) & 2010 (U10)

Boys: 5:00 - 6:00 pm / Girls 6:15 - 7:15pm

Monday & Thursday nights:

Week 1: 8/31 and 9/3

Week 2: 9/7 (Labor Day) and 9/10

Week 3: 9/14 and 9/17

Week 4: 9/21 and 9/24

Week 5: 9/28 and 10/1

We plan to have optional friendlies with 2 teams with 4 games (two home and two away).   Sessions will be held at Spring Creek Soccer Fields.  

Academy Fee:  $70 

Scholarships are available for the Academy program.  If you are in need of a scholarship, please contact Tammy at admin@northfieldsoccer.org.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tammy at admin@northfieldsoccer.org.

 


2020 Summer Academy Program Message from Coach Gabe

While normal soccer is not able to take place as any games or activities which involve competition for a ball are not allowed at this time, we are still offering some soccer programming beginning on Sunday June 14 and continuing until mid-July. Therefore, our In-House and Academy programming are going to be EXCLUSIVELY VIRTUAL for three reasons:

1. The age of the children. Since training will be limited to personal skills only, players would need to remain in their own space which takes away the joy and excitement of playing soccer together. 

2. With restrictions as to the number of players on the fields at one time we would have to form player pods, or training groups, limited to 9 players and a coach which makes the logistics unworkable in our old format. In the past we have had upwards of 300 players between in-house and the academy programs.

3. By practicing at home, players can PLAY GAMES which involve competition for a ball with sibling(s) or parent(s). 

VIRTUAL FORMAT

Each Sunday there will be a live Zoom meeting for each age group (U4, U6, U8, U10) to talk with the players and families. Feel free to mute your screen or send me individual chats (or emails with questions). We will talk about the skills for the week and I will provide demonstrations as well. It would be helpful for me if the player's names to be used for the video when you join the meeting but not required.

Links to the activities and skills for the week will be shared along with VIDEO demonstrations. Activities for each age will be different and progressive over the 5 weeks.

Furthermore, a link to a Google Form for the week will be shared in which players can practice at home and submit time in order to earn badges for each skill. This google form will be closed on Saturdays at 6:00pm. Then, on Sunday I will be able to recognize the players that practiced their skills and give any special recognition if needed.

I will record these meetings and edit out the families, so if you miss the meeting you can still see the skills involved.

Each Wednesday a new skill and video demonstration will be released via links on email to all registrants.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Cost: $25

Dates: 5 weeks starting Sunday, June 14 and ending Sunday, July 19

Sunday Zoom Meeting Schedule:

U4 6:00pm CST

U6 6:30pm CST

U8 7:00pm CST

U10 7:30pm CST

REGISTRATION LINK

We are using a new registration program this season. Please go to TeamSnap or send me an email with questions.

https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/227409

If you wish to sign your child up but are having financial hardship please email  Tammy Seymour at admin@northfieldsoccer.org

CLOSING

I look forward to seeing all your smiling faces, albeit online. If you have questions please send me an email. I know this is not the way I want to play soccer but as Mick Jagger says, "you can't always get what you want." By having virtual sessions, we can still enjoy Jogo Bonito, the beautiful game, together.



Gabe Kortuem

In-house / Academy Director