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2020 FC America Youth Academy
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Youth Academy(January-May)

4U-8U Youth Academy - FUNdamentals

The Youth Academy is intended for players of all abilities. It is intended for players ages 4-8 years old who are being introduced to the game of soccer and the technical nuances associated with the sport. Our Youth Acedemy program is geared toward building motor skills and skill development through a series of fun, individual or team-based activities, that focus on specific technical foundations.

The benefit of building technical tendencies at these ages often plays a significant factor in how effectively they perform some of these functions at 9 and 10 years old and their ability to do these skills under pressure. Playing in the Youth Academy will improve soccer knowledge, awareness and enhance the transition from moving to the 7v7 format at 9U-10U.

The most fundamental skill in soccer is the individual mastery of the ball and the creativity that comes with playing the game. As the mastery of the ball becomes more advanced the game becomes easier to play and enjoy.

All practices will be centered around the development of the skills necessary to move and control the ball. As the individual skills grow, so will confidence and the creativity to improvise and problem-solve.

Players from the age of 5-8 have a great capacity to learn body movement and coordination. At the same time, their intellectual capacity to understand spatial awareness and positions is limited. Rather than focusing on formations, players are encouraged to learn with imagery and shapes.

Introducing the FUNdamentals