Youth Academy

 

  • Youth Academy (U9 & U10)
    • For players born in 2010 & 2011 (for 2019-2020 season)
    • U8 players born in 2012 need to start in Pre-Academy. Our staff can bring up U8s into the Youth Academy when we believe they are ready.
    • Season: 10-12 weeks in the Fall & Spring
      • Fall: Late August - Late October/Early November
      • Spring: February - Early May
    • Training: 2 Sessions a week (Monday & Thursdays; 6:15-7:30 PM)
      • Skills Session offered 1x a week
      • Goalkeeper Session offered 1x a week
      • Winter Agility offered in December & January
    • Games: 6-8 play dates each fall & spring (ideally 2 games per play date)
      • We will travel to other local clubs to play games
    • Program Cost: $900 (for the entire year)
    • Assessment Fee: $30 ($35 on Day of Assessments)
      • Includes the 2 training shirts players will need for the year
    • Uniform Fee: $122 + taxes & shipping. (Uniform is good for 2 years)

 

 

Players interested in Youth Academy need to go through the Assessment process. For more info & to register for the upcoming assessments on May 13th & 14th, 2019, (Make-Up Date: June 19th 5:45-6:45pm) please click here 

 

 

Training Sessions:

 

 

Philosophy:

Our Youth Academy Training System is designed to maximize the opportunity for each player to develop and succeed at the appropriate level. To help facilitate individual growth, our coaching staff uses aspects of both pool training and team-building. This enables our coaches the freedom to move players and structure teams from week to week to ensure each player is placed in the right learning environment.  We follow the Play-Practice-Play model put in place by US Soccer.

 

 

What does my player need at every session?

  • Size 4 soccer ball
  • Soccer cleats
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

 

 

What is the game format?

  • Youth Academy plays 7v7 (6 field players + 1 goalkeeper).
  • Players are moved to different positions & everyone will be rotated to goalkeeper.
  • Playing time is guaranteed and is kept as even as possible.
  • Teams are gender specific.

 

 

Can players play on their recreational team and participate in the Pre-Academy as well?

No. Our program is a 10 month long commitment, and players are not allowed to participate in any other program under the PTFC umbrella while playing in the Pre-Academy program. 

 

 

Can my player join the program if we missed assessments?

If your player misses the scheduled assessments, please contact our Youth Academy Director: Carter Robbins, to find out about the Make-Up Assessment Date or see it's possible to join the program.

 

 

Questions?

Still have questions? Contact our Youth Academy Director: Carter Robbins for more information on our Youth Academy program. 

Youth Academy Tentative Fall 2019 Calendar

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