Pre-Academy

 

  • Pre-Academy (U7 & U8)
  • Due to circumstances surrounding the uncertainty of the Pre-Academy program for the 2020-2021 season, the Pre-Academy Program is temporarily suspended. If we feel like we can have this program starting in the fall, we will make sure to communicate accordingly. Please fill out the following form so we know that you are interested: Pre-Academy Interested Form 20-21
  • U8 players wanting to play in the Youth Academy should register for Youth Academy assessments.
    • For players born in 2013 & 2014 (for 2020-2021 season)
      • U7 players wanting to participate must be quality players
      • Coaching staff can move U8 players up to Youth Academy at any time if they think they are ready
    • Seasons: 10-12 weeks in the Fall & Spring
      • Fall: Late August - Late October/Early November
      • Spring: February - Early May
    • Training: 2 Sessions a week (Monday & Thursdays; 5:00-6:15 PM)
    • Games: 5-6 in-house play dates each fall & spring (1 - 1.5 Hour Commitment)
      • Games will be played in a variety of formats (2v2, 3v3, 4v4, etc... against other players within this program)
    • Program Cost: $500 (for the entire year)
    • Assessment Fee: $30 ($35 on Day of Assessments)
      • Includes the 2 training shirts players will need for the year

 

 

Players interested in Pre-Academy need to go through the Assessment process. For more info & to register for the upcoming assessments on June 17th & 18th, 2020, please click here 

 

 

Training Sessions:

  • Mondays: Introduce a topic, introduce technical work, & playing elements 
  • Thursdays: Continue to develop the topic, revisit technical work, & break out into a variety of game formats throughout the year: 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, ect... 
  • Training sessions are held at Redmon or Phillips / High Point Athletic Complex.  Each week we usually practice once in High Point & once in Kernersville.

 

 

Philosophy:

Our Pre-Academy Training System is designed to maximize the opportunity for each player to develop and succeed at the appropriate level. To help facilitate individual growth, our coaching staff uses aspects of both pool training and team-building. This enables our coaches the freedom to move players and structure teams from week to week to ensure each player is placed in the right learning environment.  We follow the Play-Practice-Play model put in place by US Soccer.

 

 

What does my player need at every session?

  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • Soccer cleats
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

 

 

What is the game format?

Pre-Academy will break out into a variety of game formats throughout the year: 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, ect... All of which will prepare the players for their jump to the Youth Academy (7v7).

 

 

Can players play on their recreational team and participate in the Pre-Academy as well?

No. Our program is a 10 month long commitment, and players are not allowed to participate in any other program under the PTFC umbrella while playing in the Pre-Academy program. 

 

 

Can my player join the program if we missed assessments?

If your player misses the scheduled assessments, please contact our Youth Academy Director: Carter Robbins, to find out about the Make-Up Assessment Date or see it's possible to join the program.

 

 

Questions?

Still have questions? Contact our Youth Academy Director: Carter Robbins for more information on our Youth Academy program. 

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