/Junior Academy

Junior Academy

Taking it to the next level

Recreational players looking for more training and/or the next level of soccer are encouraged to try out for Junior Academy. The curriculum of this program focuses on four key areas: first touch on the ball, dribbling, ball manipulation and tactical awareness.

U7 (2014) - U8 (2013)

Junior Academy players are identified by ASA staff coaches and invited to participate in the program. Children selected for this program have the opportunity for an additional practice or two per week with ASA professional coaches, as well as games in the Metro Development League (MDL) against Junior Academy teams from other clubs. All games will be hosted by ASA. Kids often play on a Rec League team AND participate in Junior Academy. 

This program introduces the curriculum and training philosophy of the Academy Program.

Junior Academy is a yearly commitment (kids join in the fall) and participants train fall and spring. Participation in the Junior Academy does not guarantee a roster spot in the Academy (travel) program.

Questions? Email Junior Academy Director, Grigor Boychev at [email protected] or call the office, 703-684-5425.

2020-2021 ID Day Registration

ID Days

Junior Academy
$ 0 per player
  • ID Days TBD
  • [Select which day/s you'd like to attend during when you register].
  • Simpson Field (426 E. Monroe Ave)
TBAThursdayGirls 5-6:15
Boys 6:30-7:45
TBAThursdayGirls 5-6:15
Boys 6:30-7:45
TBASaturdayGirls 10-11:15
Boys 11:30-12:45
TBASaturdayGirls 10-11:15
Boys 11:30-12:45

After the identification day/s you will be contacted by the Junior Academy Director with information about your child’s placement. If your child is selected to join the Junior Academy program you will determine whether your child will attend one or two practices per week (see further information below) and complete the registration online. 

Kids who are not quite ready for this level of play may be encouraged to participate in Ball Mastery.

Training Items

Junior Academy participants are required to wear a gray training t-shirt to all practices and games. These can be purchased in the ASA office for $10. Each child must bring his or her own soccer ball to training sessions. Balls are available for purchase in the office or can be bought elsewhere.

Fall 2020 Schedule



Program Summary & Cost

Tuition covers one full year of Junior Academy (fall 2020 through spring 2021). Practices are on Tuesdays & Thursdays. If your child opts to attend one practice per week you can select which day to attend.

Program includes:

  • ASA age-appropriate curriculum and philosophy taught from day one
  • Saturday afternoon games in a local crossover league in the fall and spring
  • Training on premium grass and turf fields
  • Potential opportunities to guest play with our 9U Academy (travel) groups in other events/tournaments
  • One or two practices per week
  • One (1) practice per week: $650
  • Two (2) practices per week: $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.

Yearly Calendar


Weekly training sessions, league games on select Saturdays


Optional winter training sessions (weather dependent)


Weekly training sessions, league games on select Saturdays​


Additional training opportunities (not included in price): Camps, Futsal Ball Mastery