Eagles Academy - Spring 2021
As we look forward to the start of the spring soccer season, we are excited to announce the evolution and expansion of the Eagles Academy program that we ran this past fall.
As some of you will recall, we have historically offered age-group based training sessions on Monday afternoons that were run by our professional training staff and intended to supplement the typical travel-team based practices. Building on the success of the technical training sessions we offered as the Eagles Academy last fall, we are replacing the Monday afternoon sessions with (2) professionally coached, age-group based training opportunities each week. Like the fall sessions, Eagles Academy will continue to include a focus on the development and mastery of individual technical skills. However, this spring each session will also include short-sided games that give players an immediate opportunity to apply the skills being taught in a competitive setting while being supported by our coaching staff. In addition to field-player oriented sessions, Eagles Academy will include Goalkeeper Training sessions organized by skill level.
Please note that Eagles Academy is intended to supplement, not replace, your child's regular team practices. In some cases your child's team practice schedule may conflict with an Eagle's Academy session, and in those cases we strongly encourage your child to attend the team practice.
Eagles Academy will run from April 5 - June 11, with the following weekly schedule:
Gr3/4 Boys - Monday, 5:00 - 6:00 and Thursday, 6:30-7:30
Gr3/4 Girls - Monday, 6:30 - 7:30 and Thursday, 5:00 - 6:00
Gr5/6 Boys - Tuesday, 5:00 - 6:00 and Friday, 6:30 - 7:30
Gr5/6 Girls - Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30 and Friday, 5:00 - 6:00
Goalkeepers - Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:00 (Introduction to Fundamentals), 6:30 - 7:30 (Advanced Training)
Participation in the Eagles Academy is limited to players registered in our Grade 3/4 and Grade 5/6 Travel Soccer and u10 Rec programs, but is available to those players at no additional cost. However, as we are obligated to limit the number of players on the field at any one time due to COVID restrictions, it is necessary to complete a separate, zero-cost registration to indicate your interest in participating. Given our expectation that not everyone will be able to make both days that are available to each age group, it will be necessary to register for each day that your child plans to participate. Registration for Eagles Academy will be open from Thursday March 11 through Sunday, March 21 and will be run on a first-come, first-served basis.