The Jacksonville Area Soccer Association (JASA) is pleased to offer the U8, U9, U10, and U11 Coastal Surge Youth Soccer Academy. The Academy is available to all youth soccer players from U8 thru U11 age groups whom may be looking for an alternative to Recreation or Select Soccer. Youth Academy players will train twice a week with matches on weekends. Training days will consist of “Pool” training on one session and match day team training on the second session. Training day curriculums are subject to change based on the day’s attendance of players.
Match days will consist of two matches or more per day for each player and will be played at either our Home fields at Woodlands Park or as away games with other Youth Academy Clubs. Match days will be called “Festivals” and usually consist of two or more Youth Academy Clubs coming together and playing matches with the intent of all players being exposed to groups of different abilities. Match day teams will be selected based on our scheduled opponent, strengths, weaknesses, or based solely on age group. This will allow the staff to ensure that an appropriately competitive match is always scheduled.
2015 JASA U8 - U11 Youth Academy Information
JASA Director Of Coaching- Michael Otto
Youth Academy Staff- Amber Smith, Ben Miller
The Youth Academy is designed to remove the results oriented, "win at all cost" mentality associated with youth soccer. The Academy matches and Festivals will be played without published or recorded scoring and equal playing time is guaranteed for all participants who attend training on a regular basis and maintain a good attitude.
The Academy serves as an instructional program for players ages U8 through U11 who are seeking a more structured environment than Recreational or Challenge soccer, but may not be ready for the competition, travel, and cost of associated with the Classic Soccer Program. The Youth Academy consist of player pools in 3-4 different training groups depending on the number of participants, the skill level or age of those participants. The player pools and/or training groups will be divided into teams for play during each match day or festival weekend. Academy pool teams have the liberty of adjusting their rosters as needed at each match to ensure the proper level of competition is achieved.
All Academy Coaches are required to hold United States Soccer Federation (USSF) age appropriate coaching qualifications that provide the knowledge and understanding of how children learn at different age, stages, and curriculums that are developmentally appropriate for all children. The Academy Coaching Staff is specially selected and trained to provide introduction to select soccer players in an environment conducive to learning and having FUN! All Coaches are Nationally and Regionally Licensed Coaches.
The JASA Coastal Surge Youth Academy mission is to develop the heart, mind, and body of our young athletes by developing their skills and knowledge with a dedicated and supportive staff that model what they teach. The Youth Academy Staff is fully committed to the development of our players love for the game and fundamental skill development as a player as well as skills on how to succeed in the game of life.
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