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FALL 2021 Junior Academy Program

Junior Academy Overview and Eligibility

The CSA Junior Academy, part of the CSA Rec Soccer Program, is intended for players that show an advanced level of play for their age group and are interested in developing skills and techniques to prepare them for participating in the CSA competitive program when they are age-eligible. Players are selected for the Junior Academy Recreational Programs following pre-season evaluations. Evaluations are held prior to each season and are mandatory. Due to the the program structure, players cannot added during the season. 
Junior Academy is an ADD-ON program; additional fees apply if accepted.

Players in is the following age groups who are registered for the CURRENT CSA Recreational Program are eligible to attend Junior Academy evaluations. 
6U (2016 birth year boys and girls)
7U (2015 birth year boys and girls)
8U (2014 birth year boys and girls)

Evaluation Process

Any 2014, 2015 or 2016 birth year player REGISTERED AND PAID FOR THE CURRENT CSA REC SEASON is welcome to attend the evaluations which are held prior to each season.
Evaluations are mandatory. No makeup sessions are available. All interested players, including previous Junior Academy participants, must attend evaluations each season. 

  • Complete player registration and payment for U6 or U8 CSA Rec Soccer by AUGUST 1 and click the box to indicate that you wish to participate in Junior Academy evaluations.
  • There is NO FEE to register for evaluations; however, no walk ups are accepted - indicate during registration that you will attend.
  • Attend the appropriate evaluation session at dates and times listed below. More information will be provided by email a few days prior to evaluations.
  • The results of the evaluations are posted ONLINE no later than end of day, Monday, August 9th. 
  • If accepted, you will also receive an email with further instructions to make your payment to confirm participation.
  • If your child is not accepted, they will be assigned to a recreational team in accordance with your original registration and requests.
Evaluation Schedule - Fall 2021 Season
McAlpine Elementary School, 9100 Carswell Lane, Charlotte 28277 (MAP)
6U (2016) Boys and Girls: Wednesday, August 4, 6:00-7:00pm
7U (2015) Girls: Thursday, August 5, 6:00-7:00pm
7U (2015) Boys: Friday, August 6, 6:00-7:00pm
8U (2014) Girls: Saturday, August 7, 9am-10am
8U (2014) Boys: Saturday, August 7, 10:30am-12:00pm 

Fall 2021 season FAQ

Program Benefits, Training Details, Fees

The CSA Junior Academy program ensures a coaching staff that engages the US Soccer Federation player development curriculum. The US Soccer Federation's age-appropriate curriculum is designed in an effort to prepare each Junior Academy player with confidence and success on any team they join in the future, specifically CSA's Youth Academy and other competitive soccer teams.

Players are selected for the Junior Academy Recreational Programs following pre-season evaluations. Evaluations are held prior to each season and are mandatory. Due to the the program structure, players cannot added during the season.  

What the program offers:
  • Professional Coaching
  • US Soccer Federation curriculum session plans and development format
  • Guidance, support and recommendations from our Director
  • All-Star night
  • Training Jersey
  • Optional 4 v 4 events on select Sundays
  • Rec Festival for 8U teams only (additional cost)

Age-Group Specifics:
6U Junior Academy (Birth year 2016) 
Fees: 6U Rec Program Fee $125 + JA Fee $50 = $175 per season.
Players must purchase the standard CSA Rec uniform kit separately.
The goal of the 6U JA program is to give advanced players the opportunity to train and play against players of similar abilities. Players selected for 6U JA are removed from the traditional recreation program. 6U JA players pool train together once per week and on game days (Saturdays), players compete against each other in a 3v3 or 4v4 format with no goalies. Emphasis in 6U JA is technical work on the ball with a training focus on dribbling and taking on players in 1v1 situations.
This program is offered at CSA-Charlotte/McAlpine Elementary School only. Practices are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays 5:30-6:30. Games are tentatively scheduled for 8:00am on Saturdays.

7U Junior Academy (Birth year 2015)
Fees: 8U Rec Program Fee $145 + JA Fee $75 = $210 per season. 
Players must purchase the standard CSA Rec uniform kit separately.

The goal of the 7U JA program is to give advanced players the opportunity to train and play against players of similar abilities. Selected players are removed from the traditional recreational program and instead train together once per week in a pool format. An optional weekly tech training session is offered  On game days (Saturdays), players are mixed onto teams and play inter-squad matches in a 6 v 6 format with a goalkeeper. Emphasis in 7U JA is technical work on the ball, with main training focus on improving the three basis soccer skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Training will emphasize dribbling, taking players on in 1v1 situation, the art of passing, movement without the ball, and finishing. Players will learn “the bigger picture” concepts of soccer as we start to introduce positions (goalie/defender/midfielder/forward) and teach them how to play the game.
This program is offered at CSA-Charlotte/McAlpine Elementary School only. Boys pool training is tentatively scheduled for Mondays at 5:30. Girls pool training is tentatively scheduled for Thursdays at 5:30. Games are tentatively scheduled for 9:00am on Saturdays. Optional technical training is tentatively scheduled for Fridays 5:30-6:30 (Girls) and 6:30 - 7:30 (Boys).

8U Junior Academy (Birth Year 2014) 
Fees: 8U Rec Program Fee $145 + JA Fee $170 = $315 per season
Elite Fees: 8U Rec Program Fee $145 + JA Elite Fee $210 = $355 per season 
Players must purchase the standard CSA Rec uniform kit separately.
This program is designed to prepare young elite players to play at CSA's Youth Academy Program the following year. Emphasis is on technical work on the ball. The focus is on improving the three basic skills of dribbling, passing and shooting. While we still emphasize dribbling and taking players on in 1v1 situations we start working on the art of passing, movement without the ball and finishing. Work continues with field positioning, giving every player the opportunity to play all positions. Players will be introduced to the concept of keeping possession of the ball and switching the field of play. 
This age group includes two tiers, with final player assignment determined by the directors. Both groups play games against older players. All 8U JA players are encouraged to attend optional JA technical training once per week in addition to the pool training nights.
 - 8U JA Players (boys and girls) train in a pool format once per week and on game day the teams play 7v7 against the 10U recreational teams.  
 - 8U Elite JA Players (boys and girls) will pool train twice per week and will play games with the CSA Youth Academy. 

The 8U program is offered at CSA-Charlotte/McAlpine Elementary School only. Pool training nights and times will be determined prior to the season. Game times will vary between 9am - 5pm on Saturdays. Optional technical training is tentatively scheduled for Fridays 5:30-6:30 (Girls) and 6:30 - 7:30 (Boys).



Contact

Charlotte Soccer Academy Recreational Soccer
13333 Dorman Road (CSA Office) 
Pineville, North Carolina 28134

Phone: 704-572-6223
Email: [email protected]

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