The Beach FC Junior Academy is an instructional program dedicated to talented and enthusiastic young players. The mission of the Beach FC Junior Academy program is to create an environment of individual player development from the most important early ages (from 3 to 8). The Junior Academy serves as a direct bridge from the Recreation program for those players that desire a higher level of coaching and training and show a passion for the game of soccer. Plan on signing up quickly because space is limited, and we expect this program to be in high demand.
In the Junior Academy program, the players of a certain age group all train together at a centralized location in player “pools” rather than being assigned strictly to a particular team. The entire age group within the Junior Academy is the player’s “team.” During games, or “play-days,” all players from a particular age group come to the field at the same time, players are sorted into groups, and all players play 100% of the time. The main idea is no organized league play and a non-results-oriented focus. Small-sided games will continue to be the game of choice for maximum playing efficiency.
The Junior Academy program is open to all players from U6-U8.
U6 (Virginia Beach and Norfolk) Junior Academy Players: There are no tryouts. Registration is open to all interested players. The program will consist of one training session per week and one academy-style play day per week.
U7-U8 (Virginia Beach and Norfolk) Junior Academy Players: There are no tryouts. Registration is open to all interested players. The program will consist of two training sessions per week and one academy-style play day per week.