ACADEMY PROGRAM - ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

The Maryland United Academy is designed to provide a fun, enthusiastic and positive learning experience, through practice and competition, for each player's first few years of soccer.

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Program Overview

Academy Overview | 2024-2025 Season

The Maryland United Academy builds on the FUNdamental skills and techniques introduced in our Mini Kickers program, with more focus on introducing players to a team environment and learning the game.

For 2024/25 our Academy will cater to the following age groups:

U7 (2018) Boys & Girls
U8 (2017) Boys & Girls

Individual and team skill development will be stressed ahead of winning, with a focus on fun and long term development. The Academy will give players the foundational skills required to prepare for U9 soccer and beyond. All U8 Academy players will be eligible to graduate and try out for our U9 club teams for the 2025/26 season. Tryouts for the 2025/26 season will be held in May 2025, details of which will be announced in April.

For all questions about our Anne Arundel program please feel free to call or email the Academy Director and Lead Coach:

Academy Information

The 2024-2025 Academy payment schedule will be broken into seasonal payments (FALL, WINTER, SPRING) with the options of training and/or playing games. 

FALL 2024 ANNE ARUNDEL
Practice Program - $195.00 |
1x practice night on (days tbd in July) at Indian Creek Upper School
Approximately 8-10 practice sessions

Team Program - $450.00 | 2x practice nights on (days tbd in July) & 7v7 Games on the weekend in the Anne Arundel County league. This program will have limited spaces.
Approximately 16-18 practice sessions & 7-8 games.

See below for more information on Anne Arundel County Academy programming.

** Not including Playmetrics processing fee


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YEARLY CALENDAR

FALL
Mid August - End of October
*BEGINS WEEK OF AUGUST 10, 2024*
Two Programs are offered for U7 and U8 players:

1. Practice Program (1 practice per week)        

This option is perfect for players who are newer to soccer or who also have commitments to other sports.

2. Team Program* (2 practices per week, with 7v7 games on the weekend). The Team Program will play within the Anne Arundel County 7v7 leagues at U8. This option is perfect for stronger U7 and U8 players who are ready for increased competition. Limited spaces available for this program

WINTER
3 month program (December - End of February)
*BEGINS EARLY DECEMBER 2024*

U7 & U8 - 1 practice per week (typically split into two time slots)as well as participation in a local futsal league on the weekend. 

SPRING
3 month program (March - May)
*BEGINS MARCH 2025*

Two Programs are offered for U7 and U8 players:

1. Practice Program (1 practice per week)        

This option is perfect for U7 players and U8 players who are newer to soccer or who also have commitments and interests with multiple sports.

2. Team Program* (2 practices per week, with 7v7 games on the weekend). The Team Program will play within the Anne Arundel County 7v7 leagues at U8. This option is perfect for stronger U7 and U8 players who are ready for increased competition. Limited spaces available for this program

For fall 2024, we plan to enter 3-5 boys Academy teams and 1-2 girls Academy teams into the Anne Arundel County 7v7 leagues. The exact number of teams will be dependent on final number of registrations, current skill levels of players within the program and number of divisions offered by the league. This will allow us to provide the most productive playing experience for all players. 

*Note the Team program is for the more committed soccer players who are ready for increased competition that comes with playing in the 7v7 team program format. Our Academy coaches will evaluate all players to ensure their suitability for the more competitive team program setting and reserve the right to keep players in our practice only program if we feel it is in the best interest of the player’s current skill and maturity levels.

Once you have registered and made payment for our Academy, you will receive more information with regards to ordering uniforms. 

Approximately $95.00 for a Red & White Jersey, Shorts, Socks and Ball

For Practice and Games, players must wear their MD United Red Jersey, Black Shorts, Red Socks, Shinguards, and bring a Ball.

Players who play the entire season (fall, winter and spring) can use the same uniform throughout.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Anne Arundel Academy has evolved to offer the choice of one or two practices per week. We offer two programs as our Academy is designed to cater for all levels of players, whether new to the game or players who have been playing soccer for 1-2+ years.

Firstly we have a practice only program for players newer to the sport or with other sport commitments, with one practice per week. This is a great option for U7 players or U8 players who are newer to soccer.

The second program offered is our team program, which is for the more committed soccer players, given the 3-day a week commitment. This option is great for stronger U7 and U8 players who are ready for increased competition. This program is This includes two practices per week and games in a 7v7 league on the weekend.

Players who graduate from our Academy, will try-out for the rising U9 Maryland United FC travel teams the following year. 

NO.  All players can participate in our Academy. We create multiple teams in this age group so players can enjoy and learn the game of soccer. If we feel as though a player is not ready to play in competitive 7v7 games, we may recommend keeping them in the practice program. Our goal is to best cater to the needs of each individual player. 

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 Maryland United Academy is the correct choice for your child. 

JRA Coslick