Academy Program 2018-04-27T09:19:44+00:00

ACADEMY PROGRAM

Our developmental program to prepare players for competitive play.

U8 Academy

  • For players born in 2011
  • Open enrollment with one tryout day
  • Progression for graduates of Folsom Soccer Club’s U7 Academy program and all other 6 & 7 year olds interested in a longer season
  • Opportunity to participate in the Spring Academy in order to prepare for U9 tryouts in May
  • Age-appropriate training methods that instilling a real love for the game
  • An environment that is challenging, safe and fun
  • U8 Academy teams also participate in 4v4 playdates with other clubs in the Sacramento region
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U9 Academy

  • For players born in 2010
  • Players selected at tryouts
  • Progression from the U8 Academy
  • Professional and licensed volunteer coach training for Academy 1/2, licensed volunteer coaching for Academy 3

U10 Academy

  • For players born in 2009
  • Players selected at tryouts
  • Progression from the U9 Academy
  • Professional and licensed volunteer coach training for Academy 1/2, licensed volunteer coaching for Academy 3
Academy Program Comparison

Curriculum

Technical- Develop basic soccer skills

        • Ball familiarity
        • Dribbling using all surfaces of the foot
        • How to receive and control the ball
        • Turning and changes of direction
        • 1v1 Attacking moves
        • Short passing
        • Shooting

*Activities will include lots of repetition and all skills will be worked on with both left and right foot*

Tactical- Develop basic decision making skills

        • Teach an understanding of the game itself
        • 1v1s
        • 2v1s
        • 2v2s

Physical- Develop basic motor skills

        • Agility
        • Balance
        • Coordination
        • Cognitive development
        • Awareness
        • Perception

Psychosocial- Develop social interaction skills

        • Teach a love for the game
        • Increase confidence
        • Build self esteem
        • Introduce the idea of teamwork
        • Promote good sportsmanship and respect

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

It takes a huge amount of volunteer hours to run the club each season.  As part of the program, all families are required to volunteer to serve the club in some capacity.  Families can fulfill their volunteer requirement in one of the following ways:

  • Serving on the Board of Directors (BOD) or on a BOD committee
  • Serving on a competitive team as a head/asst coach, manager or treasurer.
  • Completing a minimum of 6 volunteer hours. (When there are multiple competitive players from the same family, there will be an additional 4 hours per additional player).
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