Youth Academy (U8 - U10)
For players born in 2012, 2013, & 2014 (for Fall 2021- Spring 2022 year)
PTFC Youth Academy is the first level of competitive soccer. If you desire your player to compete against other local clubs, develop as a player, and be surrounded by quality players and coaches, then this program is for you!
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?
What is the game format?
How are teams formed?
Teams are formed during the first few weeks of each season (once at the beginning of the fall & again at the beginning of the spring). Teams are created to provide the best environment for every player in the program. Teams are gender specific. Our staff looks at age, ability, coach ability, along with a number of other factors in determining teams.
From the initial creation of teams, players can be moved from team to team. Our staff regularly discusses what changes need to be made in order to create the best environment. Our goal is focused on the development of players, & we will do our best to put players in the best spot for their development. Remember, you are signing up for the Youth Academy program, NOT a specific team.
Can my player join the program if we missed assessments?
Yes, 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 to see it's possible to join the program.
Still have questions? Contact our Youth Academy Director: Carter Robbins for more information on our Youth Academy program.