Jr. Academy

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

U7 (2014) Boys & Girls | Junior Academy
U8 (2013) Boys & Girls | Junior Academy

All players will learn the rules of the game and focus on improving individual technical skills 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 and better suited to their development. The small-sided games approach (from 1v1 to 5v5) is the best way to introduce the game to young players.


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

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JR. Academy Program Information

$800 (Fall, Winter & Spring)
$300  (Fall Only)
$300 (Winter Only
$300  (Spring Only)

$200 due to register. Balance can be paid in full or on a monthly cycle option (Balance $600  6 payments, $100 per month)
If you are interested in per season registration please call/email Program Director, Laurence Smith.


FALL : Camp Barrett, Annapolis, MD
Wednesday's 5:00-6:00pm
League Play | U8 Anne Arundel County Soccer League

WINTER : Indian Creek Upper School Outdoor Turf Field, Crownsville, MD
Wednesday's 5:00-6:00pm
December 2, 9, 16 (off 23, 30)
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
**we guarantee at least 8 sessions (if more there will be no added cost; if less due to the weather we will offer makeup dates)

SPRING : TBA

Practice begins the week of March 15, 2021
League Play | U8 Anne Arundel County Soccer League
EDP futures festivals | TBA

Yearly Calendar


FALL
 - 3 month program (End of August - November)
U7 - 2 practices per week (End of August - November), league play on the weekend, 1 season end tournament
U8 - 2 practices per week (End of August - November), league play on the weekend, 1 season end tournament 

WINTER – 3 month program (January - March) 
U7 - 1 practice per week, Futsal league play on the weekend
U8 - 1 practice per week, Futsal league play on the weekend

SPRING - 3 month program (April - June) 
U7 - 2 practice per week (April - June), league play on the weekend, 1 season end tournament
U8 - 2 practice per week (April - June), league play on the weekend, 1 season end tournament

Once you have registered and made payment please contact steve.campbell@mdunitedfc.org to receive the soccer.com link to order the uniform.

Red Training Shirt - REQUIRED | adidas ClimaLite T-Shirt
Black Shorts - REQUIRED | adidas Tastigo 19 Short
Red Socks - REQUIRED | adidas Team Speed II Socks
Ball - REQUIRED | Size 4 
Red Hoody/Training Top - Optional
Black Training Pants - Optional
BackPack - Optional

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.