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Jul, 2021

U7 & U8 Junior Academy Registration Open

The FCC Junior Academy Program (JAP) is a seasonal training program for 7U & 8U players that have the ability and desire to improve their game and might be interested in our Academy Program at 9U.

The JAP is staffed by directors and coaches who will provide high-level training to players that demonstrate a passion for the game and a commitment to further developing skills through concentrated instruction.  

The JAP will help bridge the gap between recreational soccer and competitive soccer by emphasizing individual, skills-based training and small-sided scrimmages designed to provide an inspiring, fun environment that fosters confidence, creativity and composure. 

JAP is a seasonal program running both in the fall and spring (with separate registration for each season). 

layers will be introduced to the technical components of the game – all while playing loads of training games.  The ability to run with the ball (dribbling), the ability to move the ball to a teammate (passing), softly controlling a ball that arrives at a player’s feet (receiving) and hitting the ball with power (shooting) – these are all technical components we will be addressing in the first half of each training session.  The second part of each session (30 minutes) will be devoted to game play.  We understand that kids are primarily interested in three things when coming out to play soccer:

1.     Having fun

2.     Playing small-sided games

3.     Scoring goals

Players entering the Junior Academy Program will participate in a format that is both fun and better suited to their development.  The small-sided games approach (4v4) is the best way to introduce the game to young players.

Advantages to Small Sided Games

·       Increases the number of touches on the ball

·       Requires players to both attack and defend

·       Improves fitness levels due to lively and dynamic tempo

·       Provides realistic challenges, limited number of players in restricted space

·       The game itself improves soccer techniques so players can improve and enjoy the game

·       Develops individual skill; increases frequency of 1v1 match-ups

·       A high number of goals are scored which makes the game fun for players

·       Rules are simplified, emphasizes imaginative play and promotes growth and appreciation for the game of soccer

Any 2014 or 2015 birth year player is welcome to register. 
September 13th - November 18th