U8 Junior Academy - Boys and Girls

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 25th 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


For questions about our program please feel free to call or email us:

Junior Academy Program Director

Daniel Villagran

240.346.9613 | danny@villasports.org

Mini-Kickers Director

Eric Anewalt

301.717.4616 | e17walt@aol.com

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