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ABOUT THE U8-U10 ACADEMY PROGRAM

The THUSC Junior Academy
is for boys and girls born between 2011-2013 (U8, U9, U10), who are looking to advance in their development and prepare for the competitive soccer transition. The program is rooted in building enjoyment and fun in the game, while teaching players the technical fundamentals they will need as lifelong players. THUSC Junior Academy members are led by our experienced and professional THUSC coaching staff.

Our priorities of development for players in this age range include:
- Technical ability
- Team concepts, including individual responsibility to the team
- Age appropriate tactics
- Physical fitness
- Love of the game
- Enjoyment of sport and competition

Through these developmental aspects, our goal is to build a life-long love of the game and set up each child for success in their long-term player development.


2020-2021 AGE GROUPS

U10 = 2011
U9 = 2012
U8 = 2013


PROGRAM OVERVIEW, SCHEDULE AND FEES

The THUSC Junior Academy
operates on a seasonal basis, allowing families to choose the seasons of participation that work for them. Sessions are held Summer/Fall, Winter (futsal) and Spring. THUSC provides the opportunity for our young players seeking out a more competitive and focused program, year-round or for one, two or three seasons. Our teams will practice two times a week with a game on Sundays in the OYSA league. They will also have the chance to participate in 2-3 fun tournament events (separate fee) during the summer season.

Birth year breakdown for 2020-2021 soccer year:
2013 participates in U8 or U9 age groups - based on coach decision
2012 participates in U9 age group
2011 participates in U10 age group

   

U8, U9, U10 Summer/Fall (June to October)

$35 Tryout  |  $450 Program Fee   |  $90 Uniform Kit* 



18 weeks includes:
2 training sessions per week (75 minutes each)
1 game on Sundays in OYSA league (7 total)
no training during week of July 4th


 
U8, U9, U10 Winter Futsal (mid-November to mid-January)

$150
 
Program Fee  |  $90 Uniform Kit*

8 weeks includes:
8 futsal league games (Saturdays, Sundays and possibly occasional Friday pm) in OYSA NW Futsal League
Futsal games begin early November

 
U8, U9, U10 Spring (February to April)

$350
Program Fee  |  $90 Uniform Kit*

11 weeks includes:
2 training sessions per week (75 minutes each) - training begins early February
1 game on Sundays in OYSA Spring Developmental League (8 games total) - games begin late February
no training during Spring Break


THUSC Junior Academy Uniform Kit  |  $90
Each player will wear the THUSC Junior Academy uniform kit, for practice and games. The kit includes a black jersey, gray training top, black shorts, and black socks. The kit can be purchased at The Far Post, AFTER players are assigned to teams. Players need to wear their uniform kit, soccer cleats, shin guards and bring a water bottle and size 4 ball to any THUSC event.


U8-U10 Outdoor Game Specs
Field Size: 60 x 40 yards
# of Players: 7 versus 7
Goalkeeper: Yes
Heading Allowed: No
Game Time: 2 x 25 min
Break Time: 5 min
Ball Size: 4
Goal Size: 6 x 12 ft
Offside: Yes


U8-U10 Futsal League Specs
# of Players: 5 versus 5
Goalkeeper: Yes
Heading Allowed: No
Game Time: 2 x 22 min
Break Time: 2 min
Ball Size: futsal ball

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