The Tri-County Academy program (U7/U8 and U9/U10 age group) is a low pressure environment geared towards developing and improving a player's technical skills in a safe and fun environment. At this age, ball mastery is the priority and comfort with the soccer ball is the building block for all future development. Our key concept is to ignite a lifelong passion for "the beautiful game". Under the guidance of one of our experienced professionally licensed coaches, the players will participate in "developmentally appropriate" training activities that are both challenging and fun.
Games will be against teams in the Southern MD Tri-County area. There are typically two academy style practices during the week limited to those in this program along with competition style matches on weekends (Weather Permitting).
This program will also provide an opportunity for interested parent coaches to assist and to gain valuable experience so that they can also develop their coaching abilities under the mentorship of the professional coaches.
Players will meet for practice(s) during the week based on availability of licensed coaches. You will be contacted by your player's coach or a league representative at least a week prior to the regular season beginning with your player's practice location/day(s)/time. Coaches will inform team of game schedule once released. Games are usually held on Saturdays and/or Sunday afternoons (weather permitting).
Teams are typically formed in the Central (Prince Frederick) area depending on availability of fields, coaches, and registered players. Games will be played against teams in the Tri-County Area, half of which are generally played on a home field in Calvert County.
Typically, six to twelve weeks depending on age (weather permitting). Fall Program begins in mid/late August and ends by the beginning of November. Spring Program begins in mid March and ends the beginning of June.
What you need to bring
At practices, the player will need to wear provided practice shirt, athletic attire, shin guards, athletic footwear (cleats are not required but strongly encouraged), soccer ball, and plenty of water. A recreational uniform kit (mandatory), shin guards, and athletic footwear (cleats are not required but strongly encouraged) are needed for all games.
$250 - $350 per player a season; Fall, Winter, and Spring (based on age group)$150 discount applied to spring season when participating in all three seasons
$75 deposit is required during registration, remaining balance will be invoiced prior to the first game.
*** REFUNDS - All transactions are subject to a fee. Refunds may be requested prior to regular registration closing and team placement. All refund requests will be considered but are not promised or guaranteed. There will be no refunds once regular registration closes and/or team placement has begun.
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