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About the Junior Academy




Our Junior Academy is host to U11-U14 teams which all compete in OYSA Premier or Division I Fall and Spring Leagues, in addition to summer tournaments and either Presidents or State Cup.

Junior Academy players are introduced to the habits, productive attitudes, and highest playing standards required to become a well rounded athlete. Teams train 2-3 times per week and constantly are developing their technical, tactical, physical, and mental skills. Our goal is that our players develop to grow both as well-rounded athletes, as well as community members and leaders. Tryouts are held annually in May to identify and select the top local players in our community for each age group.

U11-U12 teams are comprised of 12-15 players and play 9v9 soccer. In these age groups, our coaches focus on developing proper technique and begin to introduce expectations for tactical understanding. In addition to basic skills and understanding, the U11-U12 player will learn to change the rhythm of the game while staying active and involved by playing their role and position for the team.

U13-U14 teams are comprised of 16-18 players and play 11v11 soccer. In these age groups, our coaches continue to develop elite techinal skills and high level tactical understanding. In addition to expectation to demonstrate basic skills and understanding, the U13-U14 player will learn to be the best player that they can be for their role and position in the team.

Our staff represents a variety of both grassroots and high-level playing experience, having competed as players for local & elite youth programs, as well as collegiate, semi-pro, and professional teams throughout the United States and abroad. Many SSC coaches have earned USSF National Licenses, United Soccer Coaches Diplomas, and also coach for local high schools (NFHS Certificate) and elite state programs. This diverse combination of playing and coaching experience adds unique perspectives to the culture of our club.