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Legion FC Academy Description

CGSA revamped their Academy program full scale in the Fall of 2019.  They created Legion FC Academy that is aligned with the US Soccer curriculum and goals.  The players will be trained by certified coaches that have been educated by US Soccer on the USSF pathway. 

The Academy Program is designed for 6-12 years old.  The cost of the program is $385.  Your training cost includes 16 weeks of practices (48 sessions).  There are 2 team practices each week and an optional speed/agility and technical session.  It also covers the cost of referees for about 16 games and the 3v3 tournament.  This cost does not include uniforms or tournament fees. 


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 register with the club, 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
•        U10 player pool will play 7v7 and U12 player pool will play 9v9

•        Players are organized into Elite, Premier and Classic levels within the player pools

•        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 are 6 Field players + 1 GK + 3 subs= 10 players per team

•        U12 ideal numbers of players per team within the pool are 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


Player Expectations

•        Conduct yourself appropriately at all times

•        Encourage your teammates

•        Hold yourself and teammates accountable

•        Receive and give criticism in a constructive manner

•        Be engaged on the bench during games 

•        Self-Reflect 

•        Keep a positive attitude

 

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 on gamedays unless it pertains to the curriculum topic.  Allow the player to think freely and their trainer to coach them.  

 

Tournament- End of Season (Extra cost not included with Registration Fees)

•        All players are expected to go

•        Being a part of the team is not a part-time job.  Send your player with someone else for the weekend, offer to take a player for the weekend (please make sure you send money with your child).

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

•        A lunch/dinner or event together with the whole family

•        Arranged, coordinated and highly suggested