Birth Years 2014 (10U) and 2015 (9U) for the 2023-2024 league year. Players born in 2016 (8U) have the option to play up to 9U.
The 9U-10U age group begins the transition towards more competitive play in Phase 2 of our Player Development Framework. Players range from beginners to those with prior experience. Our staff aligns players to receive specific training that meets their current abilities. We believe that allowing young athletes to train with "like-minded" fellow athletes enhances the soccer experience for everyone involved.
All players have opportunities to receive additional training in both winter and summer months through our winter and summer training programs, specialized training days with our Director of Player Development, and can participate in our free community futsal program.
All Academy players are encouraged to attend evaluation sessions during the summer months. These sessions are optional, but we encourage all players to participate whenever they can. It is important to note that these sessions are not formal tryouts, but rather an opportunity for our coaching staff to observe players' skills, competitive readiness, etc., while providing incoming 9U players the opportunity to learn the 7v7 game format that they will be using this upcoming year. We believe that this is the best way to ensure that each player is placed on a team that is the right fit for them.
These sessions will take place as follows at Stoneridge Estates Park. You do not need to sign up for anything, just come out and play.
Thursday, July 13th, 6-7pm
Wednesday, July 19th, 6-7pm
Wednesday, July 26th, 6-7pm
Teams are formed based on feedback from Coaches and/or what we see in players during evaluation sessions.
1st team: Red
2nd team: White
3rd team: Gray
*8U players have the ability to play up to 9U if desired.
Players can choose to play in spring only, but there must be enough players to form a team. Teams may be coed based on the number of players that sign up. Any players who are waitlisted will be assigned to teams as roster spots become available.
|Team Formation||Based on recommendations from Junior Academy Coaches and an informal pre-season assessment each summer|
|Coaching||A mix of volunteer Coaches and licensed professional Coaches, assisted by volunteers or aspiring Coaches they are mentoring.|
|Practices||Two per week, generally either Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays|
|Games||8 per season, 4 home and 4 away around Dane County|
|Tournaments||2 included each season (4 total for the year)|
Fees includes the cost for tournaments, league fees, referees fees, coaching, etc. No refunds will be given for missed tournaments. Payment plans are available.
Uniforms are purchased from Stefan's Soccer at an additional cost on a two-year cycle. Current uniforms can be worn through spring 2024.
|Full Season (Fall and Spring)||$550|