The Maryland United U8 (Born in 2010) Junior Academy Program is a 10 month program and consists of 2 training sessions per week. League games, tournaments & friendly matches, which are on the weekends.
The goal of the U8 Junior Academy Program is to provide a fun, enthusiastic, positive, soccer learning experience through practice and competition. 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 U-8 age level will participate in the game of soccer in format that is both fun and better suited to their development. The small-sided game approach is the best way to introduce the game to U-8 players. The advantages to small-sided games approach are compelling: 4 v 4 Games.
- Increases number of ball contacts, fewer players and reduced space;
- Increases player concentration as the ball is close at all the times;
- Improves fitness-lively and dynamic tempo;
- Creates better awareness and greater player flexibility, all play offense and defense;
- Provides realistic challenges, limited number of players in restricted space creates game-like conditions;
- The game itself creates soccer techniques so players can improve and enjoy the game;
- Develops skill, increases the frequency of 1 v 1 matchups;
- A high number of goals are scored which makes it great fun for children. Rules are simplified, emphasizes imaginative play; and,
- Promotes growth and appreciation for the game of SOCCER.
- Preparation for the U9 age group (7v7).
We understand how important the development is for youth players in our program because they are the future of our club.
- League Games (Fall, Winter, Spring)
- 2/3 Tournaments
- Friendly Games
- Winter Futsal training and games
- 2 Weekly Training Sessions (3 seasons)
Sign up by August 22 and save 10% off Registration fee!
$795 Full Year ($225 Deposit required to sign up, and the remaining in 8 payments @ $71.25, if paid in full a 5% discount will be given).
Register Here for U8 Jr. Academy
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