Academy Philosophy

Inspire, Motivate, Encourage and Love Soccer!

The Academy program is specifically designed for all players born in 2008, and 2009.  This age range is often referred to as the “Golden Age” of learning.  It is around this period that young children make the biggest strides in their development and understanding, not just of a particular sport, but also becoming fully aware of their own body.  The Academy program aims to take full advantage of this period by offering our young players an ideal environment to learn all the necessary soccer and movement techniques required for this sport.

The Academy develops fundamental skills such as:

  • Agility, Balance, Coordination & Speed (ABC’s)
  • Basic Running Style and Form
  • Dribbling & Directional Movement with and without the ball
  • Passing & Striking
  • Close Control & Juggling
  • Introductory Attacking & Defending Principles

The Academy aims to help kids develop all of these techniques and skills in a fun and enjoyable environment.  Delivering fun coaching sessions with disguised techniques and introductory tactics will be the key behind our young players development and love for the game.

Within the Academy, we do not focus on the result or on wins and losses.  The most important aspect of academy is the development of the individual and group as a whole. We measure our success based on the physical and mental improvements made by each child.  A coach’s results are publicly on display at every event and game.  We can measure the effects of a coach by a child’s beaming smile, respect, and the sportsmanship shown. Our hope is that everyone involved in this program mirrors this philosophy at all times.

Ross McMonies
Executive Director