Ideal for players who are coming out of our pre-academy program or recreational soccer - and in need of accelerated skill development prior to entering the rigorous demands competitive club play, this program will provide players with a solid soccer base.
As players develop their skills in Academy, they are promoted to join the competitive program.
Most players entering this program are in need of ball mastery/foot skills development so they can compete with players their own age who have had professional training for a longer time. We put our top skills coaches to work in this program so players progress quickly.
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW
- Depending on the number of players in an age group, we either form an Academy team that trains together and competes in the Lifezone Youth League OR we have individuals train with a competitive team.
- Our last two Academy teams moved into competitive play within 2 seasons. The longest an Academy team has stayed at that level is 1 year.
- Academy players that act as practice players train 2-3 times per week with a competitive team they are matched with.
- Players who train with a competitive team may be introduced to league play by being "called up" to play on the competitive team. This must be seen as a well-earned perk and not a guarantee.
- Academy teams are coached by Lions SC staff
- Coaches follow curriculum and strictly focus on technical work
- Coaching is non-intrusive - and sessions mostly consist of play and skills acquisition - with 1/3rd of time dedicated to instruction and mastery
- Instruction takes place with exercises that focus on ball domination
The monthly fee for Academy is $98.75 per month based on a 12-month pay plan. Discounts are applied for returning players and multi-players families.
You also have the option to enroll your player in Academy season-by-season for $395 per season. Academy is a 3-season program (Fall, Winter, Spring).
If your player didn't come through our formal tryout process each May, your first two sessions are a free trial so contact us to request your free session today.
WHAT PARENTS SAY?
"I had no idea how poor the training in rec. soccer was till I experienced Lions SC. And I was the rec. coach!"
"I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the academy team gelled and become a competitive team."
"Wish we had started our 11 year old in your club a lot earlier in life."
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