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Academy Program Overview



Legion FC Academy Description

The Academy Program is designed focuses on developing soccer players in a fun, reward and competitive environment.  Players ages 8-12 years of age are eligible for this exciting program.  The cost of this program is $385 per season.  This cost includes 16 weeks of practice (48 sessions), all referee fees for games and the cost of the 3v3 tournament within our club. 

 

Legion FC Academy Goals

•        Create a Player Centric Environment

•        Create imaginative players vs. “robots”

•        Focus of curriculum on development of the player vs. development of the team

•        Competitive and fun

•        Players will train in 2 age group player pool- U10 and U12

 

What is Pool Training?

•        Pool training occurs when players train with like talent within their age groups, not a specific team. 

•        Players train within this pool with teammates of like skill and athleticism.  These groups can change throughout the season, although mass changes are unlikely

•        Players will train at same time and do same activities, but different groups within the player pool will continue to train together at their pace.

•        Creates Upward Mobility

•        By grouping the kids into pools, ability-based grouping within an age group takes place, therefore narrowing the developmental gap

•        The fluid movement of players between levels within a pool for training sessions and matches allows the coaching staff to individualize player development.

 

Academy Gameday

•        Players are organized into Elite, Premier and Classic

•        Games will be based on skill of pool play to allow for more evenly matched play

•        U10 ideal numbers of players per team within the pool consist of 6 Field players + 1 GK + 3 subs= 10 players per team

•        U12 ideal numbers of players per team within the pool consist of 8 Field players + 1 GK + 4 subs= 13 players per team

•        All teams not in the GA Soccer league will be guaranteed 2 games when possible

•        Coaches will be present at all games unless there is a conflict

 

Trainer Expectations

•        Grow and develop young players on and off the field

•        Set a good example for your players

•        Challenge the players

•        Encourage the players

•        Develop the players

•        Listen to players

•        Create a safe and positive environment

 

Parent Expectations

•        Cheer, be positive, encourage, motivate

•        Get your player to the fields on time and pick them up on time

•        Stay in communication with your player

•        Stay in communication with coaches/team managers 

•        Do not yell at Referees

•        Do not yell at opposing players

•        Do not yell at Parents- our parents or their parents

•        Do not shout out instructions unless it pertains to the topic in the curriculum.  This helps the player think for themselves and listen to their trainer.

 

Tournament- Preseason and Postseason (not included in registration costs)

•        All players are expected to go

•        Fees are tallied up through a set formula that all teams use

•        A lunch/dinner or event together as a team is recommended