Coaching, Training, & Environment
Build a Rock-solid Foundation
Our Academy program provides players from 7 years old (8U) to 9 years old (10U) with high-level training that lays the groundwork for their long-term success in both soccer and in life. Academy teams are led by licensed and experienced coaches who are passionate about developing players’ skills and their personalities in a game-like environment with a high degree of decision making.
As players progress through PSU’s Academy program, they:
- Learn individual skills and team concepts, preparing them for Select Soccer and beyond
- Begin to understand key concepts of the associative game, including recognizing their roles based on different elements of the game (i.e. position of ball, teammates, opponents, goal and time and space)
- Are introduced to game tactics that help them gain advantage over their opponents.
- Begin to understand the game as a whole (instead of just the individual elements)
- Learn fundamental aspects of all team sports (communication, sportsmanship, leadership, effort, etc.) which prepares them to be successful in any team environment.
Additionally, coaches use XPS Player & Game Management software along with Cruyff Football online curriculum platform, designed around Possession Style Soccer.
PSU’s Academy Program is the foundation for players’ long-term soccer success. The concepts of Passion, Skill, and Character are inherent throughout PSU’s Academy Program and it is through these concepts that we help players become great teammates, skilled players, and resilient in their efforts both on and off the field. As such, players in PSU’s Academy program are held to high standards, and are expected to continually:
- Exhibit a desire to improve their soccer skills, abilities, and overall knowledge of the game, including a willingness to participate in PSU’s Player Excellence Program.
- Engage actively, positively, and respectfully with their coaches, teammates, referees, opponents, and parents
- Put in significant effort during practices and games
Ultimately, participation in PSU’s Academy Program is a significant commitment. In return, however, players develop a variety of on-field and off-field skills that set them up for success wherever their soccer journey may take them.
What's Not Included
Registration Closes June 30, 2021
The registration fee for 8U Academy play is $775 per player with an additional tournament fee of $50 (1 additional fall, 1 additional spring) per player also collected during registration. The registration fee for 9U-10U Academy play is $995 per player with an additional tournament fee of $50 (1 additional fall, 1 additional spring) per player also collected during registration.
*Disclaimer: Training frequency and duration is not guaranteed and will be impacted by situations such as inclement weather and/or unsafe field conditions.
**Winter and Summer Player Excellence is open to all Academy players at an additional fee.
Please feel free to contact the registrar with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.