Academy INFO

Academy Team Overviews

The ASA Academy program aims to provide participants with a comprehensive soccer experience that develops each participant both on and off the field. The program features quality facilities, professional coaches, appropriate levels of competition, and a variety of local, regional and national competition.

Player Pathway

Annual Calendar

June - July

Generally no team training in June & July. Coaches may opt for optional training sessions. Training programs available.

August - November

2-4 practices/week, 8-9 league games, tournaments

December

Most teams are OFF. Option to participate in winter futsal programming

Late January - February

1-2 practices/week

March - June

2-4 practices/week, 8-9 league games, tournaments

Club Pathway

ASA offers a wide range of league and competition opportunities. Outside of league play, all activities (practices, scrimmages, half of games, three tournaments) take place in Alexandria.

IN House

Recreational League

Junior Academy

Alexandria Growth Program

Local

National Capital Soccer League (NCSL)

Local Tournaments

Regional

Eastern Development League

Regional Tournaments

National

USYS South Atlantic Conference

MLS Next

National Showcases

Team Experiences

Academy teams will participate in one of the experiences below. A team’s participation in an experience is dependent on variables such as level of play, commitment level of team members, overall season schedule and age. Some teams may add supplementary events throughout the season.

Local Experience

National Capital Soccer League (NCSL)

August 15 - mid-November
Early March-June
Games around the DMV

3-5 Local Tournaments

Training 3x per week

Fall & Spring

Goalkeeper Training 1x per week

Supplemental Resources

Supplemental resources (i.e., trainers, mindfulness coach, college support, and other supplemental resources)

Teams:

U9-U10 | All Teams
U11-U14 | White, Black, Silver
U15-U19 | Blue, White, Black, Silver

Regional Experience

USYS South Atlantic Conference, EDP, OR National Academy League

August 15 - mid-November
Early March-June
Games within 90 minutes of Alexandria

4-6 Tournaments

Training 3-4x per week

Fall & Spring

Goalkeeper training 1x per week

Supplemental Resources

Supplemental resources (i.e., trainers, mindfulness coach, college support, and other supplemental resources)

Teams:

Girls:

  • U11 | Red
  • U12 | Pre-National
  • U13-U19 Girls | National, Red

 

Boys:

  • U11 | Red
  • U12 | Pre-MLS Next
  • U13-U14 | MLS Next, Red
  • U15-U19 | Red

National Experience

USYS PRO, MLS NEXT

August 1 - mid-November
Early March-June
Competition around the region

5-7 Tournaments

Training 3-4x per week

Fall & Spring

Goalkeeper Training 1-2x per week

Speed & Agility Training

4 chartered bus trips to away games

(MLS Next teams only)

Supplemental Resources

Supplemental resources (i.e., trainers, mindfulness coach, college support, and other supplemental resources)

Teams: 

Girls:

U15+ | National

Boys:

U15+ | MLS Next

Please note: There may be additional costs outside of the planned annual scope and competition schedule. Additionally, if your child transitions to a different team during the season you will be charged the difference. We are committed to ensuring every child has access to play, please reach out if your family needs financial assistance. For more information about fees and costs you can visit this document.

What Does Tuition Cover?

Additional Training Opportunities

Advanced Ball Mastery

Striking and finishing tranining sessions available on Saturday's during the season

Winter Futsal ID

Competitive winter futsal at the local and regional level

Fall 2024 Practice Schedule

Fall practice schedules will be released in early August when we receive field permits from the City of Alexandria. The schedule below is PROJECTED AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For most Academy teams, we are planning for practices to start the week of August 12th, 2024.