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FC Westlake Junior Academy Program Details

FC Westlake Junior Academy - Program Overview

 

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FC Westlake Junior Academy is a program designed to provide age appropriate development and competition to players who have shown the ability to be successful at the recreational level of play. Players are grouped by ability on teams in both U7, U8, U9 & U10 boys & girls. 

 

FC Westlake Junior Academy teams participate in the Lonestar Academy League, this is simply a league created by soccer professionals for Lonestar affiliated programs, the league is comprised of 4 main locations; Westlake, Town & Country, Williamson County & Westcreek/Slaughter Creek. Teams play home & away games at these 4 locations; Westlake (Bridge Point or Westlake H.S.), Town & Country, Williamson County & Westcreek./Slaughter Creek

 

Who Should Participate?

 

The FC Westlake Junior Academy program is designed specifically for U7, U8, U9 & U10 recreational soccer players who are ready for advanced training. The program is built around creating an environment for youth players to excel both technically and tactically. Although still a fun based learning program players are expected to demonstrate focus and a willingness to compete and develop as they prepare for select soccer. Although open to anyone the professional coaching staff will determine if the academy program will benefit your son/daughter. WYSA is a huge advocate of children playing multiple sports, and whilst we recognize the demands of academy, we’d like everyone to be aware that each season we work with all our families to allow the children to play Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball etc…

 

Game Format;

 

To continually strive for the best developmental program for all our Academy age players we offer 2 different game formats. U9 & U10 teams will play 8v8 (7 field players plus a GK) U7 & U8 teams will play 6v6 (5 field players plus a GK) some U8 teams will play 8v8 based on the level of players on the roster. These changes have been made to provide our younger academy players more touches on the ball on a more appropriately sized field. Some players will play outside of their age group at the discretion of our professional coaching staff if we feel it's in the best interests of that player’s development

 

Practice Schedule Spring 2016

 

U10 Boys - Monday 6:15-7:15pm @ Cedar Creek & Friday 6:15-7:15pm @ Hill Counrty MS Turf Field

 

U10 Girls - Wednesday 6:15-7:15pm @ Cedar Creek & Friday 6:15-7:15pm @ Cedar Creek Elementary

 

U9 Boys - Monday 5:00-6:00pm @ Cedar Creek & Friday 5:00-6:00pm @ Hill Counrty MS Turf Field

 

U9 Girls - Wednesday 6:15-7:15pm @ Cedar Creek & Friday 6:15-7:15pm @ Cedar Creek Elementary

 

U7 & U8 Boys - Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm @ Cedar Creek & Friday 5:00-6:00pm @ Cedar Creek Elementary

 

U7 & U8 Girls - Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm @ Cedar Creek & Friday 5:00-6:00pm @ Cedar Creek Elementary

 

NOTE - Practice Schedule may change once team formation is complete

 

Important Dates - Spring 2016

 

Nov 22nd - Registration Opens for Spring 2016 FC Westlake Junior Academy

 

Jan 31st - Registration Closed for Spring Season (Late Registrations may be accepted after Jan 31st)

 

Feb 22nd – First Week of Practice (Team formation begins)

 

Feb 26th - Friday Practices Begin

 

Feb 27th & 28th - Junior Academy World-Cup Weekend @ Westlake HS field #3

 

Mar 5th & 6th - Junior Academy Intra-Club Scrimmages @ Westlake HS #3

 

Mar 7th - Final Spring Rosters Announced

 

Mar 12th & 13th - First Weekend of Academy League Games

 

Mar 14th - 20th - Spring Break Weekend (No Practices/Games)

 

May 7th & 8th - Final Weekend of Academy League Games (Season Ends)

 

May 9th - FC Westlake U11 Select Try-Outs Begin

 

Tournaments

 

Academy Teams participate in the Lonestar Spring Shootout each Spring season. There is no tournament for Academy teams in the fall season.

 

Professional Staff

 

The success of our Academy program is heavily dependent on the coaches we place on the field. Coaching youth soccer is a unique trait, and the coaches we provide poses phenomenal characteristics and personalities allowing them to teach the game through fun based learning, whilst pushing every individual to achieve more and focus on improving their abilities. For a list of our entire professional staff please click here

 

Registration

 

Registration for spring 2016 'FC Westlake Junior Academy' Soccer is now OPEN. To register for spring 2016 FC Westlake Junior Academy please click here