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U6 to U8 Academy

U6 & U7 Academy Training


Our focus at this introductory level is solely to develop each players FUNdamentals in a play-like environment. Players will develop their basic motor skills with a focus of one player:one ball. Coaches will use a variety of non directive (story lined) activities to help each player develop their soccer and social skills in an environment centered around PLAY.

Program Package (Spring 2019)

Players born 2012 & 2013

Day: Friday's

Start Date: April 19th

End Date: June 14th (8 week duration - no session on 5/24)

Time: 5:15 to 6:30pm

Location: First four weeks at Central Park, Grayslake & Second four weeks at Viking Park, Gurnee

Program Cost: $85.00 (Includes a club t-shirt)


Parents can email our Academy to U12 Director Matt Bohmann to be added to distribution lists for future program information.

U8 Academy Team

Our objective within this program is to progress the Academy “Training” Program with the introduction of more soccer skills and techniques to prepare our players for “game play”.  The training emphasis will continue be on ONE PLAYER: ONE BALL to maximize each child’s opportunity to develop their individual technical skills.

Teams are made up of 6 to 8 players (Gender specific) to play 4 v 4 games in fall and spring league play. (Boys will compete in the YSSL league and Girls will compete in IWSL league)

The training environment will continue emphasize players learning using fun and fast paced activities.

Game day locations are: Hunt Club Park, Gurnee, Woodland Middle school, Gurnee & Alleghany Park, Grayslake.  The Academy uniform is included in the program cost.

Click here for information on Team Packages.


2018-19 Team Listings

U8 Boys Academy Black: Coach Jeremy Pasterz

U8 Boys Academy White: Coach Jeremy Pasterz

U8 Girls Academy: Coach Natalie Pashley