The academy will provide professional technical coaching while cultivating a fun learning environment with the specific goal of producing competitive young players with a passion for the game. The academy is a transitional platform between recreational soccer and travel soccer by incorporating and combining the technical approach of the latter with the fun approach of the former.
Academy players will attend practices twice a week where their individual technical development will be guided and nurtured by members of Gunston's professional coaching staff. Practices will be technique-focused but game-driven to ensure the players' enthusiasm for the game is developed in unison with their technical ability.
To further prepare academy players for their transition to travel soccer, the academy will participate in a combination of scrimmages against other Gunston Academy players, and cross-over scrimmages against the academy programs of other Northern Virginia youth soccer clubs.
Practices will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM, and games will be held on Saturdays to mirror the schedule of a typical travel program. The cost for the academy program will cover Fall & Spring training (16 sessions each season), 8 Winter indoor training sessions, Winter indoor futsal games, coaching, insurance, and uniform and field expenses.
For more information regarding the U7 & U8 Academy Program please contact Sean Zatt, Academy Director at email@example.com