JUNIOR ACADEMY PROGRAM

The Maryland United Junior Academy program was designed to provide a fun, enthusiastic and positive learning experience,

through practice and competition, for the player's first few years of soccer.

Program Overview

The Junior Academy program builds on the FUNdamental skills and techniques introduced in the mini-kickers program, with more focus on introducing players to a team environment.

Tryout registration for the 2021-2022 season is open.

U7 (2015) Boys & Girls | Junior Academy
U8 (2014) Boys & Girls | Junior Academy

All players will learn the rules of the game and focus on improving individual technical skills of dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting.

Individual and team skill development will be stressed ahead of winning, with a focus on fun and long term development. The small-sided games approach (from 1v1 to 5v5) is the optimal way to introduce young players to the beautiful game.

All Junior Academy players will then graduate to tryout for our U9 teams the following year.

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

Junior Academy Program Information

$600 (Fall, Winter & Spring)
$250 (Fall Only)* BEGINS AUGUST 11
$250 (Winter Only)* BEGINS DECEMBER 2
$250 (Spring Only)*

* Not including LeagueApps processing fee

$200 payment required to register. The balance can be paid in full or on a monthly cycle option.
If you are interested in per season registration please call/email Junior Academy Program Director, Ian Abrey


mini kickers

Yearly Calendar


FALL
- 3 month program (Mid August - End of October)
U7 - 1 x Wednesday practice per week, league play on the weekend, Annapolis Cup Tournament (Aug 21-22)
U8 - 1 x Wednesday practice per week, league play on the weekend, Annapolis Cup Tournament (Aug 21-22)

WINTER - 3 month program (December - End of February) 
U7 - 1 x Thursday practice per week, Futsal league play on the weekend
U8 - 1 x Thursday practice per week, Futsal league play on the weekend

SPRING - 3 month program (April - June) 
U7 - 1 x practice per week, Friday night lights, league play on the weekend, Super Sunday End of Season 1 day Tournament
U8 - 1 x practice per week, Friday night lights, league play on the weekend, Super Sunday End of Season 1 day Tournament

Once you have registered and made payment,  please contact ian.abrey@mdunitedfc.org to receive the link to order the Junior Academy uniform.
Approximately $75 for Jersey, Shorts, Socks & Ball.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The U7 & U8 program practices once a week and plays 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.  Players from this program will try-out for the rising U9 Maryland United FC travel team the following year.

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.