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Fall Soccer Academy

September 18 - October 23

1-Hour Sessions on Saturdays for Six Weeks

Instead of trying to schedule your entire week around scattered soccer practices and games, especially if you have more than one kid playing, register your kid(s) for a series of 1-hour sessions on Saturdays for six weeks. Your child will learn the fundamentals of soccer through fun activities and a scrimmage at the end of each session, all in the comfort of one hour per Saturday for six weeks.  

Overview

Children, three to ten years old, will be broken up into age and skill-appropriate groups for the activities and games for one hour. The activities are designed to teach the fundamentals of soccer through fun drills and exercises.

The fundamentals activities will take place in the first 30-minutes, with two 10-minute games to follow. Children will be led through stretching and have plenty of water breaks. Of course, the session will end with the all-important snack time.

The key to this academy experience is that practice and games are incorporated into one hour on a Saturday morning. This frees families to have their whole day open to other activities instead of managing multiple games for more than one child on a given Saturday and practice day.

Academy-style soccer removes the focus on teams or wins vs. losses; rather, we emphasize player development. Instead of each coach being assigned to a few players and the age group divided into smaller, season-long teams, all age group players receive the same color jersey and are considered part of one larger team. Each time the children gather to play, they will be divided into a new "team" to allow for various interactions and experiential learning.

Coaches are less focused on managing a team and more focused on developing all players assigned to his/her field of play. Coaches manage the games, stop for player development conversations, and re-divided teams during play based on the display of skill level. Each age group will interact with multiple coaches on a given Saturday, which provides various perspectives into the players’ development.

Academy Schedule

The six-week academy begins on Saturday, September 18. The academy dates are September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, and 23.

 

The academy begins promptly at 9:00 am. Players are encouraged to arrive between 8:50-8:55 am.

 

After check-in, players gather on the field to warm up. Stretches begin at 9:05 am, followed by a series of rotating activities, and ending with a scrimmage.   

Registration Opens July 6 and Closes August 30th

The Soccer Academy costs $45 and $35 for additional players.

 

The cost covers jersey & shorts, snacks, and equipment fees.

Each child is encouraged to bring soccer cleats, shin guards and socks, and a soccer ball (size 3).


To register and receive the $10 off Early Bird discount, enter the promo code “EARLYBIRD2021” at the checkout by August 2nd.

Regular registration closes on August 30th

 

Please contact the UBC office with questions or issues (manager@ubc-br.org or 225-766-9474).

Scholarships Available

Did you know that UBC offers partial and full scholarships for children enrolling in the Soccer Academy?

The last thing we want is the enrollment fee to get in the way of any child and their family wishing to participate in the program.

Eligible scholarship recipients must be past Academy participants, existing Mother's Day Out students, and/or UBC members. 

Interested in the scholarship? Here is what you need to do:

  • For 50% off the registration fee, complete the registration form, and use the promo code “SCHOLARSHIP50” at checkout.

 

It's that simple. And scholarships are kept confidential.

Volunteer

To help make the Soccer Academy a reality, we need at least 12 volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include set-up, player check-in, snack table, group leaders, and coaches.

 

Volunteering is not a six-week commitment. Sign up for the dates you are available.