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.
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).
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.
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
We are using a new registration program this season. Please go to TeamSnap or send me an email with questions.
If you wish to sign your child up but are having financial hardship please email Tammy Seymour at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For boys and girls born in 2011 & 2010, and also open for those 2012 players who want more of a challenge than In-house. 2009 players are also eligible if they weren't placed on a Traveling team.
Fall season begins 8/20 and ends 10/5.
Training Days are Tuesdays and Saturdays. Optional friendlies on some Wednesdays.
Tuesday Trainings -
Boys 5:00 6:00 pm
Girls 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday Trainings -
Boys 8:00 - 9:00 am
Girls 9:00 - 10:00 am
8/31 NO TRAINING
9/28 & 9/29- MYSA Jamboree weekend
Wednesday Optional Friendlies (3 v 3) - times TBD
Registration fee for Fall Academy is $60.
Season: May 6th through July 3rd.
$125 (early bird, register before March 31st) / $145 April 1st through April 30th. Registration will be closed Wednesday May 1st.
For players born in 2009, 2010 & 2011(if not wanting to participate in In-house program). Players born in 2008 (U11) who were not placed on a traveling team are welcome to join the Academy program.
Our teams will optionally participate in up to 2 jamborees this year. Jamborees are optional. Teams will be determined based on interest. This is a real opportunity to play "real" games in a jamboree setting (no score keeping)
Participants receive an NSA Academy jersey.
2019 Regular Schedule starts on Monday May 6:
Monday and Wednesday Boys 6:00 - 7:15 pm, Girls: 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Thursday Friendly times TBD
M & W and TH
Week 1: May 6, May 8
Week 2: May 13, May 15, May 16(Friendly/3v3)
Week 3: May 20, May 22, May 23(Friendly/3v3)
Week 4: Memorial Day - OFF, May 29, May 30(Friendly/3v3)
Week 5: June 3, June 5, June 8 - Northfield Jamboree
Week 6: June 10, June 12, June 13(Friendly/3v3)
Week 7: June 17, June 19, June 20(Friendly/3v3)
Week 8: June 24, June 26, June 27(Friendly/3v3), June 29 - Northfield Jamboree
Week 9: July 1, July 3
In-house / Academy Director
In-house U8 (2012 birth year) players have the option to participate in In-house or join Academy for a more intensive soccer experience.
Academy players are trained as a training class with club coaches, rather than on teams. If you would like to join the U8 Academy, please register your player into the Academy registration which you will find on the Academy tab of our website.
If you have questions, please contact Coach Gabe at email@example.com