Due to Governor Walz's mandate, there will be no U8 Academy between Nov. 21 and Dec. 18. 

U8 ACADEMY OVERVIEW

U8 Academy- Session 1

Open to all 2013 players / 2014 MUST get approval before registering through Jr. Academy Director, Desiree Cremeen.

SESSION 1 TRAINING SESSIONS: 14
Saturdays: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16
Sundays: 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24
Program Cost: $210
Maximum Players: 24 Girls / 24 Boys

SESSION 2 TRAINING SESSIONS: 16
Saturdays:  Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27, March 20, 27
Sundays: Jan. 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 21, 28
Program Cost: $240
Maximum Players: 24 Girls / 24 Boys

Annual Uniform Cost: $55- includes a training shirt (same training shirt as Fall 2020)
Our Jr Academy uniform kits are in the 2nd year of a 2-year cycle and will be used through Summer 2021.  Kit includes a white jersey, black shorts, and black socks. Same uniform from Fall 2020

Training Shirt Only: $20

 Saturday Location: TCO Sports Garden, 1490 Co Rd E East, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Sunday Location: Edgewood Middle School, 5100 Edgewood Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112

NO CLEATS ALLOWED AT EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

GROUP SATURDAYS / TCO SUNDAYS/EDGEWOOD MAX SPOTS
BOYS U8 ACADEMY 9-10 AM - CLEATS 1-2 PM - NO CLEATS 24
GIRLS U8 ACADEMY 10-11 AM - CLEATS 1-2 PM - NO CLEATS 24

WHAT IS THE NSSA ACADEMY?

What is Academy:
An Academy is a pool of players or larger groups (usually two teams) who train together. Players will have a team assigned that will generally remain consistent with the goal to have balanced teams. In the event we are invited to participate in opportunities of varying skill sets, we may make a more advanced team and fundamental team. Our goal is an optimal training and development environment that pool training provides. This gives you the best player pathway and opportunity to reach development milestones and benchmarks that also meet the growth and development of individual players within a team and age group scope.

*U8 Academy players do not need to be experienced or highly skilled to qualify for the Academy. We ask that U8 Academy players are ready to learn, work hard, and have fun in a competitive and elevated environment. 2013s are encouraged to participate in the U8 Academy with the majority of their age group. U8's who feel they are not ready for the U8 Academy should register for the U7/8 Jr Academy. The primary difference is fewer contacts per week, and games are inter-club only. The curriculum will vary slightly from the U8 Academy.  

Players born in 2014 who are interested in joining U8 Academy NEED approval from the Director of Jr Academy, Desiree Cremeen. 


TECH ZONE TRAINING - GET IN THE ZONE!

U7/U8 TZ TRAINING: 

Technical Zone Training is a program focused on players receiving hundreds of touches on the ball in a both fast-paced and engaging environment.

The TZ Training program is designed to promote a player's technique and comfortability on the ball taking players on 1v1 with beginner, intermediate and advanced footwork. Players will gradually learn the coordination and basic motor patterns they need to solve specific game related problems through this program.

SESSION 1: 6 Sessions
Wednesdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10

SESSION 2: 6 Sessions
Wednesdays: Feb. 17, 24, March 3, 10, 24, 31

Program Cost for Each Session (1 or 2): $90
Annual Uniform Cost: $35
Location: Edgewood Middle School, 5100 Edgewood Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112

NO CLEATS ALLOWED AT EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

PROGRAM BIRTH YEAR WEDNESDAYS / EDGEWOOD MAX SPOTS
U7/U8 TZ BOYS 2014/2013 5:30-6:30 PM - NO CLEATS 24
U7/U8 TZ GIRLS 2014/2013 5:30-6:30 PM - NO CLEATS 24