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Academy Elite Soccer Training Program

About SPRING U8-U10 Academy Elite

$350.00 PER PLAYER, PER SEASON  |  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY (How to use PlayMetrics)

The U8-U10 Academy Elite is a Pre-Travel program designed to provide the highest quality development program for the area’s most motivated and committed Under-8-Year-Old (U8) to Under-10-Year-Old (U10) soccer players. 

It is intended for those children more seriously focused on soccer and for players (and parents) willing to make a more substantial commitment to prioritizing development above the social aspects of youth soccer.  It serves as a “bridge” program to U11 Travel.

The U8-U10 Academy is its own program, meaning players may participate in the U8-U10 Academy or the Rec program, but not both.

The program offers several unique benefits:

  • A developmentally-appropriate curriculum with a heavy emphasis on individual technique
  • Twice-per-week outdoor training in the Fall and Spring seasons
  • Intra-Academy games andon Saturday morning
  • Potential crossover games vs. other clubs
  • Exclusive access to U8-U10 Academy Winter Foot Skills (optional; additional fee applies)
  • Professional coaches

Curriculum

The curriculum heavily emphasizes individual ball mastery, allowing players to become more comfortable, confident, and creative with their foot skills while nurturing their passion and enjoyment for soccer. Activities and games will follow the best practices of US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and United Soccer Coaches. Each week of training will feature a theme, which will build off the themes from previous weeks, including:

  • Dribbling for possession (changes of direction, shielding)
  • Dribbling for penetration (attacking moves such as scissors, Matthews, step-overs, etc.)
  • First touch
  • Passing
  • Finishing and ball-striking

The theme of each week will be encouraged and emphasized in the Intra-Academy matches on Saturdays to allow players to practice their skills in a game environment.

Format

A pool of players will train and play together throughout the season. Small groups will be formed each week (approximately 12 players per group), who will train together under the direction of one of our U8-U10 Academy coaches. Each group will be organized into two squads (Orange and Navy) to compete against each other on Saturday morning, with both squads managed by The Alliance professional coach for that week. Games will start with a 4v4 and 7v7 format but gradually expand to include new elements like additional players, larger space, the goalkeeper position, and throw-ins.

Groups are likely to change every week or two, allowing players to play with and against various players while also working with each professional coach in the program. Families will receive notification each week regarding their child’s assignment for that week, along with other updates.

Registration for this program is seasonal. We will offer a Fall and Spring Season.

Contacts

Charlottesville Alliance SC U8-U10 Academy Staff

Sporting Director Shay Bell


Location and Time:

Alliance Sports Park | Monday AND Wednesday sessions are held from 5-6pm on Field 7

Alliance Sports Park | 1313 Polo Grounds Road. Charlottesville, VA 22911

SPRING 2023 SCHEDULE
Monday                                Wednesday                            Saturday (Matchday)

March 6, 2023                  March 8, 2023                      March 11, 2023
March 13, 2023               March 15, 2023                   March 18, 2023
March 20, 2023               March 22, 2023                   March 25, 2023
March 27, 2023               March 29, 2023                   April 1, 2023
--SPRING BREAK WEEK - NO ACADEMY - Alliance Spring Break Camp--

April 10, 2023                    April 12, 2023                     April 15, 2023
April 17, 2023                    April 19, 2023                     April 22, 2023
April 24, 2023                    April 26, 2023                     April 29, 2023
--TRYOUT WEEK -ACADEMY TRYOUTS - MAY 1ST (M) & MAY 3RD (W)--

May 8, 2023                         May 10, 2023                      May 13, 2023
May 15, 2023**                  May 17, 2023**                  May 20, 2023**

**Rain Make-Up Dates

REFUND POLICY

About FALL U8-U10 Academy Elite

$350.00 PER PLAYER, PER SEASON  |  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY (How to use PlayMetrics)

The U8-U10 Academy Elite is a Pre-Travel program designed to provide the highest quality development program for the area’s most motivated and committed Under-8-Year-Old (U8) to Under-10-Year-Old (U10) soccer players. 

It is intended for those children more seriously focused on soccer and for players (and parents) willing to make a more substantial commitment to prioritizing development above the social aspects of youth soccer.  It serves as a “bridge” program to U11 Travel.

The U8-U10 Academy is its own program, meaning players may participate in the U8-U10 Academy or the Rec program, but not both.

The program offers several unique benefits:

  • A developmentally-appropriate curriculum with a heavy emphasis on individual technique
  • Twice-per-week outdoor training in the Fall and Spring seasons
  • Intra-Academy games andon Saturday morning
  • Potential crossover games vs. other clubs
  • Exclusive access to U8-U10 Academy Winter Foot Skills (optional; additional fee applies)
  • Professional coaches

Curriculum

The curriculum heavily emphasizes individual ball mastery, allowing players to become more comfortable, confident, and creative with their foot skills while nurturing their passion and enjoyment for soccer. Activities and games will follow the best practices of US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and United Soccer Coaches. Each week of training will feature a theme, which will build off the themes from previous weeks, including:

  • Dribbling for possession (changes of direction, shielding)
  • Dribbling for penetration (attacking moves such as scissors, Matthews, step-overs, etc.)
  • First touch
  • Passing
  • Finishing and ball-striking

Each week's theme will be encouraged and emphasized in the Intra-Academy matches on Saturdays to allow players to practice their skills in a game environment.

Format

A pool of players will train and play together throughout the season. Small groups will be formed each week (approximately 12 players per group), who will train together under the direction of one of our U8-U10 Academy coaches. Each group will be organized into two squads (Orange and Navy) to compete against each other on Saturday morning, with both squads managed by The Alliance professional coach for that week. Games will start with a 4v4 and 7v7 format but gradually expand to include new elements like additional players, larger space, the goalkeeper position, and throw-ins.

Groups are likely to change every week or two, allowing players to play with and against various players while also working with each professional coach in the program. Families will receive notification each week regarding their child’s assignment for that week, along with other updates.

Registration for this program is seasonal. We will offer a Fall and Spring Season.

Contacts

Charlottesville Alliance SC U8-U10 Academy Staff

Sporting Director Shay Bell


Location and Time:

Alliance Sports Park | Monday AND Wednesday sessions are held from 5-6pm on Field 7

Alliance Sports Park | 1313 Polo Grounds Road. Charlottesville, VA 22911

FALL 2023 SCHEDULE
Monday                                Wednesday                            Saturday (Matchday)

COMING SOON!

**Rain Make-Up Dates

REFUND POLICY

About Winter U8-U10 Academy Elite

$125.00 PER PLAYER, PER SEASON  |  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY (How to use PlayMetrics)
 

The U8-U10 Academy Elite is a Pre-Travel program designed to provide the highest quality development program for the area’s most motivated and committed Under-8-Year-Old (U8) to Under-10-Year-Old (U10) soccer players. 

The Academy Elite Winter Training Program is a supplemental program for our Academy Elite Program for those that want to continue training during the winter.

Baker Butler Elementary School Gymnasium

Saturdays, January 7-February 11 (Makeup date: February 18)

2:00-3:00pm, Program 1 U8-U10 Coed

Limited to the first 20 registrations per program

Interested players may register for both Winter Academy Sessions

Cost Per Player: $125.00/Program

*Players may register for both sessions

The U8-U10 Academy Elite is a Pre-Travel program designed to provide the highest quality development program for the area’s most motivated and committed Under-8-Year-Old (U8) to Under-10-Year-Old (U10) soccer players. 

It is intended for those children more seriously focused on soccer, and for players (and parents) who are willing to make a stronger commitment to prioritizing development above the social aspects of youth soccer.  It serves a “bridge” program to U11 Travel.

The U8-U10 Academy is its own program, meaning players may participate in the U8-U10 Academy or in the Rec program, but not both.

Curriculum

The curriculum features a heavy emphasis on individual ball mastery, allowing each player to become more comfortable, confident, and creative with their foot skills while nurturing their passion and enjoyment for soccer. Activities and games will follow the best practices of US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and United Soccer Coaches. Each week of training will feature a theme, which will build off the themes from previous weeks, including:

  • Dribbling for possession (changes of direction, shielding)
  • Dribbling for penetration (attacking moves such as scissors, Matthews, step-overs, etc.)
  • First touch
  • Passing
  • Finishing and ball-striking

Registration for this program is seasonal. We will offer a Full Fall and Spring Season.

Contacts

Charlottesville Alliance SC U8-U10 Academy Staff

Sporting Director Shay Bell


Location and Time:

Baker Butler Elementary School Gymnasium | Saturday Sessions

Baker Butler Elementary School Gymnasium | 2740 Proffit Rd #5703, Charlottesville, VA 22911


Saturday
January 7, 2023                          
January 14, 2023    
January 21, 2023    
January 28, 2023    
February 4, 2023
February 11, 2023
February 18, 2023**        

**Rain Make-Up Dates

REFUND POLICY