U6-U9 Boys and Girls
The Futures Academy is an intensive skill development program for the most advanced, focused, and passionate U6-U9 boys and girls.
The Futures Academy is supplemental to the recreation soccer program and provided at a modest cost to all players invited to participate in the academy. This program is for players who are ready for a higher level of coaching instruction and crave a more competitive and challenging training environment. The Futures Academy also serves as an important bridge to the more competitive Sterling Soccer travel program beginning at U9.
Designed to be a fun, nurturing, and challenging training environment, all Futures programs place a heavy emphasis on facilitating individual dribbling ability and creativity in 1v1, 2v2, and small-sided games where mistakes will be encouraged and individual creativity rewarded. Our goal is to develop players who are confident with the ball at their feet and creative in various attacking situations. Players will also be introduced to fundamental passing and receiving techniques to establish good habits which form the foundation to a progressive possession-style of play at the older ages.
The Futures Academy consists of seven weekly 75-minute training sessions throughout the Fall and Spring seasons as well as additional training and competitive events during the Winter and Summer off-season to provide a greater challenge and extra playing opportunities.
The Academy Director works together with the Recreation coaches to help identify and recommend players as ALL eligible recreation players will be considered for the Futures Academy. Coaches are always on the lookout for individuals that display energy, enthusiasm, and desire for the beautiful game!