United Futbol Academy

Lawrenceville

What is Academy/Select Soccer?

FUTURE ACADEMY (U8)
 
United Futbol Academy offers the Future Academy Program for players who are looking for a more challenging environment to develop their soccer skills. The United Futbol Academy Future Academy Program is for U7-U8 players - please see the birth year age group chart here.
 
ACADEMY SOCCER (U8-U12)

The Academy program is designed for players interested in a transitional program from the traditional Recreational program to a more competitive program. Players are exposed to a more intensive and competitive level than recreational and the focus is on developing the proper technical and tactical foundation that is crucial for the Select program. Commitment is required while fun is still being promoted. Academy participation is a one-year commitment consisting of Fall and Spring seasons. Academy soccer focuses on ages U8-U12.

The Academy Program differs from the Select Program in that each club is responsible for setting their own schedule to help minimize travel. With the Academy Program, travel is primarily within the metro Atlanta area. One of the main benefits of each club having control over its own schedule is that each team will be scheduled against opponents of similar strength and ability

In the Academy Program there is flexibility to allow guest play with different teams and age groups. This flexibility will allow, when necessary, girls to play with boys, younger players to play with older players, and medium-skilled kids to play with high-level players. Movements such as these are dictated by the Academy Director and are always in the best interest (developmentally) of the player.

SELECT SOCCER (U13-U19)

The Select program is for players interested in a highly competitive level of soccer. Emphasis will be on advancement of soccer skills to a level which prepares the player for elite programs such as local, state, regional and national league play, collegiate, semi- professional and professional soccer. Select team participation requires a one-year commitment including a Fall and Spring season, though some U15-U19 have no spring season and top teams will have a shortened spring season to allow for high school play.

Academy Program

  • youths ages 12-18 (U13 - U19)
  • gender-based
  • selection through annual tryouts in May/June and assessments during winter
  • player evaluation in Fall and Spring

Academy Practices

U9 - U10 Academy

  • Professional training and coaching
  • A Pool of two teams of 8-9 players each train as a group
  • Volunteer Team Manager
  • Two or three 1½ hour practices per week
  • Will generally practice from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

U11 – U12 Academy

  • Professional training and coaching        
  • Teams train individually 
  • Volunteer Team Manager 
  • Two or three 1½ hour practices per week
  • U11 will generally practice from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • U12 will generally practice from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Academy Games
•Inter-League games scheduled by UFA 
•U9-U10 teams play 7v7 sided games 
•U11-U12 teams play 9v9 sided games

Select Program

  • youths ages 12-18 (U13 - U19)
  • gender-based
  • selection through annual tryouts in May/June and assessments during winter
  • player evaluation in Fall and Spring


Select Practices

  • Professional training and coaching
  • Volunteer Team Manager 
  • Two or three 1½ hour practices per week
  • U13-U14 will generally practice from 6:30-8:00 p.m. session
  • U15 & Up will generally practice from 8:00-9:30 p.m.

Select Games

  • inter-league games scheduled by league
  • U13 and up teams play 11 v 11 sided games
  • Team size is generally 15-18 players

 

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