Alexandria Soccer

Junior Academy Program (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019): Players born in 2011 and 2012

An introduction to the ASA Academy training curriculum

  

Junior Academy Program (2018-2019)
Players born in 2011 and 2012

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If your kid is interested in joining the Junior Academy please email Grigor Boychev at grigor.boychev@alexandria-soccer.org 

From there, your kid will be invited to a Junior Academy session for an ID opportunity, followed by a program recommendation.


The ID registration for 2019 - 2020 year is open.  Kids that are born in 2012 - 2013 are welcome to sign up. 

ID Dates: 

  • Thursday, June 6th.
    • Girls 5:00 - 6:15 pm | Simpson Field: 426 E Monroe Ave Alexandria VA
    • Boys 6:30 - 7:45 pm | Simpson Field: 426 E Monroe Ave Alexandria VA
  • Saturday, June 8th
    • Girls 10:00 - 11:15 am | Simpson Field: 426 E Monroe Ave Alexandria VA
    • Boys 11:30 - 12:45 pm | Simpson Field: 426 E Monroe Ave Alexandria VA
  • Tuesday, August, 13th 
    • Girls 5:00 - 6:15 pm | Simpson Field: 426 E Monroe Ave Alexandria VA
    • Boys 6:30 - 7:45 pm | Simpson Field: 426 E Monroe Ave Alexandria VA


This program offers a unique introduction to typical Academy soccer. Junior Academy players are identified by ASA staff coaches and invited to participate in the program by attending ID Days, registering for the ASA recreational league, futsal skills, futsal league or participating in ASA programs during the year. The Junior Academy allows players to be trained by the ASA professional coaching staff, many of whom are current Academy coaches. The Junior Academy teams will also participate in a local league and scrimmages, as available throughout the year.

This program provides players with an early introduction to the ASA Curriculum, Philosophy & Style of Play, as typically our Junior Academy players have a bit more comfort and confidence within the game.

Participation in the Junior Academy does not guarantee a roster spot in the Academy(Travel) program. 

Junior Academy Players train fall, winter, spring

          


Coaches

We are proud to have many of our Academy coaches working with your kids in the Junior Academy program and providing the best sessions where your kids are learning while having fun. 

           


Identification Opportunities

The spring season has kicked off.  Please inquire about a supplemental ID opportunity.

Supplemental ID Session


If Identified as a Junior Academy Player, commitment options include:

Option 1

  • Training once a week (fall & spring) with ASA staff coaches
  • Coaches will be going through the ASA age-appropriate curriculum and players will be taught the ASA philosophy from day one
  • Saturday afternoon games in a local crossover league in the fall and spring
  • Training on premium grass and turf fields (limits cancelations)
  • Potential opportunities to guest play with our 9U travel groups in other events/tournaments

Option 2 

  • Training twice a week (fall & spring) with ASA staff coaches
  • Coaches will be going through the ASA age-appropriate curriculum and players will be taught the ASA philosophy from day one
  • Saturday afternoon games in a local crossover league in the fall and spring
  • Training on premium grass and turf fields (limits cancelations)
  • Potential opportunities to guest play with our 9U travel groups in other events/tournaments

Recreation League Recommendation

  • Boys and girls are encouraged but not required to continue playing with their recreation teams each season

Registration

  • If your child has been selected to join the Junior Academy program, you will be contacted by Grigor Boychev and asked to register online for the program. 

Cost

Option 1 | The tuition for a full year of Junior Academy (fall 2018 through spring 2019): $650

  • Tuition can be broken into multiple payments throughout the year
  • Scholarships are available to families who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program at school. Please provide an acceptance letter from ACPS as documentation.

Option 2 | The tuition for a full year of Junior Academy (fall 2018 through spring 2019): $975

  • Tuition can be broken into multiple payments throughout the year
  • Scholarships are available to families who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program at school. Please provide an acceptance letter from ACPS as documentation.

Uniforms and Skill Ball

  • Gray performance shirts need to be purchased for $10 each.
    • Used in both practices and games
    • Two shirts are recommended
  • Skill balls are highly recommended for individual training purposes. They are available at $12 each.
  • Both the gray performance shirts and the skill balls are available at the ASA office in the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center (1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22313).

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Junior Academy, please contact Grigor Boychev, Junior Academy Director, by email grigor.boychev@alexandria-soccer.org or the ASA office (703) 684-5425.

 

 

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