WASC Youth Development Academy Program

U6-U8 Academy

For Fall 2022-Spring 2023: Players born in 2015-2017

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 2017): 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 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 9:30 am at Ripp Park. 

U8 (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 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.

Spring 2023 COST (includes jersey, 14 practices, 14 games):  $130

Spring 2023 Games (7 games):

April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3

Saturday game times will be:

U6 Boys (2016) 9:30 am at Westbridge Park

U6 Girls (2016) 8:30 am at Westbridge Park

U7 Boys (2015) 8:30 am at Westbridge Park

U7 Girls (2015) 9:30 am at Westbridge Park

U8 Girls (2014) 9:30 am at Centennial Park

U8 Boys (2014) 10:30 am at Centennial Park

 

Spring 2023 Practices (7 practices):

Practices are on Monday evenings at Westbridge Park.  

April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

 

U6, U7 and U8 Boys- 5:15-6:05 at Westbridge Park

U6, U7 and U8 Girls 6:15-7:05 at Westbridge Park