Academy Club Soccer
Players are introduced to the next level of competitive soccer, continue to develop technical ball and foot skills, and begin to travel to out of area tournaments. Players still receive 50% playing time throughout the season to ensure maximum touches on the ball. Focus remains on skill development and progression and not the game outcome.
Our goal is still to provide a balance between fun and competition. Players are still progressing through CUSC’s Development program. The soccer is becoming more free-flowing and coach guided. Players are encouraged to take risks and experiment with the ball. On-field problem solving, decision making, and tactical understanding becomes more important and is a development focus.
All players and positions participate in the attack and defense. Ball possession and progression to 3 & 4 player combinations are introduced. Players begin learning the style of Total Football and the possession style of Tiki Taka.
This also is a competitive program that provides you with access to high level coaching, higher competition and a much more competitive environment for your child. If your child is serious about soccer, and wants to maximize their success then this is the program for you. The age groups for this program ranges from 8-11 year old’s. We encourage players to join this program at age 8 if soccer may be their main sport in the future. This program builds on the skills that they have learned in our Junior Academy program, and begins building on that foundation that they need as a soccer player.
Parents should remain focused on the process and performance while observing the overall progression of the players and the team. The goal is to prepare for the 11v11 competitive environment.