SPRING 2017 U8 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Spring REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON March 25th
Session Starts : March 27 to June 12th
Games Start : April 22 to June 17th
World Cup June 17th
Makeup Game June 9th at Glenside field at 6:30 PM
Summit SC 2009 Academy (U8).
Mondays Practice Schedule at Glenside Field
3:45 - 4:45pm ---------U8 Boys (2009 )
4:45-5:45pm-----------U8 Girls (2009)
Saturday Games Schedule at Memorial Field
12-1pm --------U8 Girls (2009)
1-2pm----------U8 Boys (2009)
All practices and games will be held at the same time and place every week. The Academy format has changed from the last year so please read below.
The Summit Soccer Club offers an Under-8 program commonly known as “The Academy” for players born in 2009 in Summit. The program consists of a one-hour and fifteen minute weekday instructional session, led by professional trainers and a one-hour weekend game led by trainers and parent volunteers. Games will run for 10 weeks ending in a World Cup tournament.
The Academy is designed to teach soccer techniques to children while they have fun playing the game. All players will follow the same curriculum which is devised based on what players should learn at this particular age.
In the fall games are played in a 4 versus 4 format aimed at giving each child more opportunities to “touch” the ball and play a bigger role in a game.
The number of players on each side gradually increases during the Spring session to allow the kids to become accustomed to the larger format which they will be playing in if they choose to play travel soccer the following year. No try-outs are required to participate in the Academy.
The format for Fall 2016 and beyond will be as follows:
- Practices – all players in each division will train at the same time i.e. 2009 Boys (U8) will all train in one time slot. This allows for “pool training”, where players will rotate training groups weekly so they are learning from different trainers and being challenged with players of similar ability on a weekly basis.
- Games – all players in each division will play games at the same time. Allowing for pools of players to play games against each other on a weekly basis. Trainers will move players around week to week to ensure games are developmental and players are getting challenged in games.
- Their will be one Academy uniform for all players.
Parents serve as coaches and team managers during the season and you are asked during registration if you are willing to volunteer to coach or serve as a team manager. Parent coaches are not asked to attend during the week and are not required to obtain a coaching license. In addition, time commitment is relatively small, so please consider volunteering for other sports if necessary. All new coaches have to clear a background check before any coaching can commence.
Please note that registration for the program is non-refundable.
For additional questions and to volunteer to Coach, please email Payal Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org