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Academy Soccer


The Academy Soccer program is the bridge for 9U and 10U players as they move from Recreation Soccer towards Travel Soccer.

The Academy program is a player development program for committed young soccer players looking to advance to the next level of competitive play. At this level, we focus on individual player development with emphasis on technical skills and tactical knowledge. All players rotate positions and learn skills associated with these positions. Academy offers a positive, engaging, and rewarding experience that is not overtly focused on results (wins vs. losses). The idea is that we focus on developing the player and putting them in the best training situations with our best coaches, for a faster rate of growth within the game.
This program structure is endorsed by US Youth Soccer (USYS) and the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA).

Academy teams will generally have two practice sessions per week, lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes each.  Academy Soccer participants use the same Adidas uniform kit that GCAA Travel Soccer program uses. Academy Teams participate in the NCYSA Youth Academy Showcase at the end of every Fall and Spring season.

Assessments for Academy Soccer are held in May for the Fall season, with Supplemental Assessment held (if needed) in November/December for the Spring season.

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