Jr. Academy

2019-20 Junior Academy Registration COMING SOON

The goal of the Junior Academy Program is to provide a fun, enthusiastic, and positive learning experience through practice and competition for the player’s first few years of soccer. 

U7  (2014 & 2013) - Boys and Girls
U8  (2012) - Boys and Girls

All players will learn the rules of the game and focus on improving individual technical skill of dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting in a team environment. Individual and team skill development will be stressed before winning with an insight to long term development. Players entering at the Jr. Academy level will participate in the game of soccer in a format that is both fun better suited to their development. The small-sided games approach (5v5 & 7v7 games) is the best way to introduce the game to young players.

Advantages of Small-Sided Games

  • Increases number of touches on the ball.
  • Requires players to both defend and attack.
  • Improves player concentration because ball is close to them at all times.
  • Improves fitness levels due to lively and dynamic tempo.
  • Provides realistic challenges, limited number of players in restricted space creates game like conditions. 
  • The game itself improves soccer techniques so players can improve and enjoy the game.
  • Develops individual skill; increases frequency of 1v1 matchups.
  • A high number of goals are scored which make it game fun for the players.
  • Rules are simplified, emphasizes imaginative play, and promotes growth and appreciation of the game of soccer.


Bowie, MD and Crownsville, MD


Overview of the yearly calendar:

- 3 month program (September - November)
U7 - Pracitce 14 Sessions, league play on the weekend, 1 season end tournament
U8 - Pracitce 14 Sessions, league play on the weekend, 1 season end tournmanet

– 4 month program (December - March) 
U7 - Practice 12 Sessions, Futsal league play on the weekend
U8 - Practice 12 Sessions, Futsal league play on the weekend

- 3 month program (April - June) 
U7 - Pracitce 14 Sessions, league play on the weekend, 1 season end tournament
U8 - Practice 14 Session, league play on the weekend, 1 season end tournmanet

OPEN ENROLLMENT - Players can join at anytime of year!

Full Year 2018/19 - Program Cost

$800 Program Cost (Fall, Winter & Spring)
$600 Program Cost (Winter & Spring)
$300 Program Cost (Spring)

$200 Commitment Fee is due at Sign Up
Balance can be paid on a monthly cycle option (Eg. 4 payments per month $100 per month) 


If you are interested in per season sign up please call or email Program Director Danny Villagran.
For all questions about our program please feel free to call or email us:

Junior Academy Program Director

Daniel Villagran

240.346.9613 | danny@villasports.org




1.  How many days do the U7, U8 train and play in the Junior Academy Program?

The U7 and U8 program is a more intensive program where players practice 2 times per week and play in a league on the weekends. This is designed for all levels of players whether new to the game or players who have been playing soccer for 1-2 years and want to play more than just once per week. Players from this program will try-out for the rising U9 Maryland United FC travel team the following year.

2.  Do players have to tryout to make the Junior Academy Program?

NO.  All players can participate in the Junior Academy Program. We create multiple teams in this age group so players can enjoy the game of soccer.

As a parent you need to ask yourself: Does my child enjoy and want to play soccer more than 1 night a week?  Does my child want to play in competitive games on the weekend?  Is my child eager to learn and develop more skills?  If you answered yes, then the Junior Academy program is the correct choice for your child. 

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