United Futbol Academy

Milton

Future Academy

Description

United Futbol Academy offers the U7-U8 Future Academy Program for players who are looking for a more challenging environment to develop their soccer skills.

Tryouts: 

Date: May 28th, 29th, & 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: UFA Milton at 170 Cox Road, Milton 30004

Make Up Dates: Players unable to attend tryouts may schedule a time to be assessed during one of our summer camps in June or July. Please email Coach Gil at gil@unitedfa.org to arrange.

Player Requirements

The UFA Future Academy Program is for players who are born in 2012 and 2013. Candidates for the Future Academy program will exhibit the following:

·      Size 3 soccer ball

·      Ability to focus at training and games

·      Self-motivated with a desire to be the best

·      Enjoys dribbling the ball and does not just kick the ball away

·      Good athletic ability including agility, coordination and speed

Ideally, players should be recommended for the program by their current coach, the Recreational Director or one of UFA’s professional staff. Players should have a minimum of 1 year playing in a recreational program. Parents who feel their players have the above qualities and have not been identified will have the opportunity to have their player assessed for placement.

Special Note for Parents

This program is not going to be for everyone as it goes against some of the current traditions regarding team formation and game day events. In the past, U8 players were scheduled to play in the U10 recreational league. If you are only focused on winning or how many goals your player scores, then this program will more than likely not be a good fit for your needs. The program is designed to provide what is best for individual player development. No coaching will be allowed from the parent sideline, either directed at your player or other players.

Fall 2019

Practice Begins August 12th
Games Begin September 6th
Practice Days: Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Game Days: Fridays at Fowler Park
Practices: UFA Milton, 170 Cox Road, Milton 30004
Games: Fowler Park, 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming 30040

Program Information

Participation Fee

2019-2020 Participation Fees are $1,070 for the combined Fall and Spring seasons. Parents and players are committing to the program for 1 year.  The uniform is included. 

Uniforms

Uniforms will be fitted at the end of tryouts. Uniforms will consist of 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair of socks, 1 training t-shirt and 2 game t-shirts. 

Training

Training will be twice a week for 1.5 hours per session. UFA has a future academy program at each location. Each location will train independently and come together for Friday games at Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way, Cumming 30040). Training sessions will be conducted by a nationally-licensed trainer with a focus on ball mastery, developing 1v1 skills (primarily), and then progressing to 2v1, 2v2 skills, etc. Our goal is to maintain a ratio of 1 trainer to every 8-10 players.

Games

Games will be scheduled on Fridays at Fowler Park. Games will be in a 3v3, 4v4 and a 5v5 (includes goalkeepers) format; there will be no throw-ins or corner kicks. Fields will be approximately 24x36 yards and the small-sided goals will be 3'x4'. There will be multiple games going on at the same time and, depending upon total number of players, we will have 1 or 2 time slots for players.

Players will not be placed on “teams” in the traditional sense. They will belong to a pool of players and can be placed on teams using a variety of criteria such as current level of play, randomly chosen teams, or mixing boys and girls, to name a few.

We will play in the 3v3 and 4v4 format for the Fall and we will transition to 5v5 in the Spring.

Training will begin in early August and finish up before Thanksgiving. The Spring season begins in early February and will be completed in mid May.

Contact
Gil Jean-Baptiste
gil@unitedfa.org

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