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About the Program

Youth Academy Players Competing in Future Stars Tournament

The Youth Academy Program is suitable for all players born in the years 2012 (U7) and 2011 (U8).

This program is the bridge and foundation to the EWSC Competitive program. The Youth Academy offers a more competitive environment for the players to develop their skills and prepare them to play competitive soccer at U9. 

Each week the players will work with a professional trainer who will lead the training sessions and develop the players skills and small group tactics through the season.

In the Spring season, players will compete on Mother's Day weekend in the EWSC Future Starts Tournament. The players will compete against the other EWSC Youth Academy teams with referees and really experience what it is like to play in a competitive tournament. 

All players will need the following for training and game days:
1) Size 3 Soccer Ball
2) Cleats
3) Shin Guards - socks should cover the entire shin guard
4) Water Bottle
5) Great Attitude! 

Fall 2018 Youth Academy

FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Please contact our Rec Director to be added to a waitlist.

Rec Director

AGES:
Birth Years 2011 (U8) & 2012 (U7)
SEASON:
August - October
REGISTRATION FEE:
$190.00
INCLUDES:
Uniforms, Equipment & Fields, Paid Professional Trainers
TIME COMMITMENT:
One 1-hour training session and one 1-hour game per week plus a possible weekend tournament
COACHES & TRAINERS:
Paid Professional Trainers

SPRING 2018 YOUTH ACADEMY

SPRING REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

AGES:
Birth Years 2009 (U9), 2010 (U8), 2011 (U7)
SEASON:
May - July
REGISTRATION FEE:
$190
INCLUDES:
Uniforms, Equipment & Fields, Paid Professional Trainers, Pre-season Training Session and Future Stars Tournament
TIME COMMITMENT:
One 1-hour training session and one 1-hour game per week and Future Stars Tournament
COACHES & TRAINERS:
Paid Professional Trainers

Contact Us

Shari Lenz

Director of Coaching

Phone: 612-250-3949

Sara Clancy

Youth Academy Trainer


Youth Academy (Rec+) Program Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should we register for both the Rec and Academy Programs?
A: No. Please enroll your child in the program you want him/her to participate in. If we get too many enrolled for Academy, we will fill the teams with the first people to register. Last year we were able to place every player on a Academy team who registered for it.

Q: Who finds the professional trainers/coaches?
A: Shari Lenz, the Eagan Wave Soccer Club Director of Coaching, will coordinate the trainers/coaches for the professional sessions that each Academy player will receive. These trainers/coaches will have experience in training U7-U8 players and will focus on creating a fun environment for the kids to develop their skills and understanding of soccer.

Q: What happens after the fall season?
A: Players can participate in the Youth Academy season again in the Spring and then are encouraged to tryout for Competitive in the Summer (at U9).

Q: Is there an Academy program in both the Fall & Spring?
A: Yes, there is. 

Q: Since there are no tryouts for Academy, how do you keep the teams balanced?
A: Youth Academy players will all be trained together each session and divided up randomly during 2nd session weekly training games.

If you have any additional questions, please contact EWSC Director of Coaching at DOC@eagansoccer.org.