Details for Soccer U7 (Soccer Academy)

There are 0 sections of this class.
Web Registration Dates Resident - Non-Member, Resident - Member: 02/01/2019 @ 9:00A - 03/31/2019 @ 12:00A
Non-Resident: 02/08/2019 @ 9:00A - 03/31/2019 @ 12:00A
This is a Co-ed activity.
Open to These Ages:6 years to under 8 years
Open to These Grades:N/A
Dates that class will NOT meet:05/25/2019
Notes for this activity:Brecksville Soccer Academy

Tony Niccoli introduced us to this widely-acclaimed program, which incorporates all the Best Practices recommended by the US Soccer Association. The written curriculum provides age-appropriate activities based on the cognitive, psycho-motor, psycho-social and emotional stage of each age-group. Each session will be instructed by BSA staff and Brecksville - Broadview Hts. High School Soccer players.

U3 Academy (ages 3) is a parent-child program for children ages 3-4 who are interested in having fun and learning the fundamentals of soccer. The program allows children the opportunity to work one-on-one with a parent, teaches a variety of soccer skills, offers exercises that become increasingly more challenging as the class progresses children show improvement, and thwe class is taught with fun, safe, developmentally appropriate equipment.

U5 Academy (ages 4 and 5) will engage in the ABCs of player movement—Agility, Balance and Coordination. The ball will be used in most activities to facilitate body-movement and ball control. These players will play 1v1 and 2v2 games. Constant activity will be the target, so balls will be in continuous play.

U7 Academy (ages 6 and 7) will engage in small-sided games with 4v4 being the best format, but 3v3 and 5v5 might also be employed for older players. Their training will be games-based with a variety of competitive games that will challenge players to learn the tactics of the game—how to get a team shape; how to avoid pressure by passing back; how to defend; how to switch the ball to the side with less pressure.

U8 League (ages 7 and 8) will serve as an introduction to traditional league play in a 4v4 setting. There will be one weekday train session and games to be played on Saturday mornings. Teams will travel to Shaker Heights and surrounding communities, games will be played on the upper grass soccer field at the Blossom Hill Facility and away sites. Teams will be formed and volunteer coaches will manage teams. This division will help grow the "club" concept and stress individual player development and team concept. Practices to begin in April or August depending on season.

An explanation of what we do and why we do it will be provided to parents who will be able to comprehend our long-term player development scheme. We have found that the players coming out of our Academy are well-prepared to play 6v6 and the emotional hook has been set. The passion to compete in a team-sport will be imbedded. All sessions meet at the Blossom Hill turf field.


Players are responsible for purchasing their own shin guards and cleats.

Players are responsible for purchasing their own shin guards and cleats.