WASC Youth Development Academy Program

U6-U8 Academy

For Fall 2021-Spring 2022: Players born in 2014-2016

Our academy program has been developed in line with the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) long term player development model (LTPD). This model is built around 4 pillars, psychological, physical, technical and tactical development. The first 3 are particularly relevant to the academy age group, U6 – U10, with the tactical pillar being more appropriate to players above this age. We have also introduced a further pillar based on their social experience. The focus of the academy is to provide a fun, enjoyable and unpressured environment for the children to play and flourish, not only as players but as people.

U6 (born in 2016): Program includes one practice each week on Mondays during the season with the Academy coaches and the rest of their gender in their age group, along with games on Saturday mornings at 8:30 am at Ripp Park. 

U7 (born in 2015): Program includes one practice each week on Mondays during the season with the Academy coaches and the rest of their gender in their age group, along with games on Saturday mornings at 9:30 am at Ripp Park. 

U8 (born in 2014): Program includes one practice each week on Mondays during the season with the Academy coaches and the rest of their gender in their age group, along with games on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am at Ripp Park in the Fall and at 9:30 or 10:30 am at Centennial Park in the Spring. Additional practices may be coordinated by the volunteer coach, but are optional.

Fall 2021/Spring 2022 COST (includes jersey, 7 practices, 7 games in each season):  $230 ($205 with Early Bird discount)

Fall 2021 Games (7 games):

The first games will be on Saturday, September 11th.  There will be 7 games- last game on October 23rd (make up date: October 30th).

Saturday game times will be:

U6 Boys and U6 Girls (2016) 8:30 am at Ripp Park

U7 Boys and U7 Girls (2015) 9:30 am at Ripp Park

U8 Boys and U8 Girls (2014) 10:30 am at Ripp Park

 

Fall 2021 Practices (7 practices):

Practices are on Monday evenings at Ripp Park.  They will start on Monday, August 23rd and run through October 11th (make up date: October 18).  NO PRACTICE on Labor Day. Boys will practice from 5:15-6:05.  Girls will practice from 6:15-7:05.