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Nashville FC Youth Junior Academy

Nashville FC Youth Junior Academy

The Nashville FC Youth Junior Academy is a program focused on developing young players soccer skills and enjoyment of the sport.  With professional coaching provided by Nashville FC Youth, the players will learn age group appropriate skills in a fun, competitive environment.  Players will be given the freedom to try their skills in a game setting without worrying about the repercussions of failure.

For more information about the Junior Academy

Mark Photivihok
Boys’ Academy Director
mark.photivihok@nfcyouth.org

Katie Dant
Junior Academy Director
kgdant@gmail.com

Nashville FC Youth Office
615.662.1466
NFCYoffice@nfcyouth.org

Junior Academy Boys and Girls - U8

Eligibility, Registration, and Cost

To be eligible for the U8 Junior Academy for the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 seasons, the player must be born between January 1st 2010 and December 31st 2011.  

We invite players of all levels to join the Nashville FC Junior academy. Junior Academy players will NOT participate in tryouts. The cost for participation is $325 per season.  

This covers the following fees and costs:

  • Coaching Fees
  • Jersey
  • Administration fees

Important Dates

November 17: Registration opens
February 1: Registration closes
March 1: Training starts
March 17-May 12: Recreation Season
May 19: End of season

Games

Games will be played within the Nashville FC Youth Recreation League. Most games will be played on Saturday with a possible Sunday rainout date. Games are played in a 4v4 format with no goalkeepers. Each game consist of two 20 minute halves. Because we play in the Nashville FC Recreation League the season coincides with their dates. Training will start 2 weeks prior to the season and run through the last game.

Training Sessions

Training session will be 1 hour and 15 minutes long twice a week. Our curriculum at Nashville FC Youth is focused on soccer development. For this age group, teaching the player to be comfortable with the ball at their feet is very important. We will work on dribbling moves and taking players on. Simple passing and receiving will be introduced as the program moves forward. Tactically they will be working on defensive and offensive spatial awareness.

Players should bring:

  1. A size 4 soccer ball
  2. Soccer appropriate cleats
  3. Shin guards
  4. Proper uniform for training and games

Jamborees

We will do our best to schedule Jamborees with other U8 groups with other clubs from around the area. These are normally short games played in the 4v4 format. There is travel and extra cost for these games. The extra cost goes to the refs for the game.  Depending on scheduling there should be 2-3 of the jamboree dates.


Junior Academy Boys and Girls - U6

Important Dates

November 17: Registration opens
February 1: Registration closes
March 1: Training starts
March 17-May 12: Recreation Season
May 19: End of season

Eligibility, Registration, and Cost

To be eligible for the U6 Junior Academy for the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 seasons, the player must be born between January 1st 2012 and December 31st 2012.  

We invite players of all levels to join the Nashville FC Junior academy. Junior Academy players will NOT participate in tryouts. The cost for participation is $325 per season.  

This covers the following fees and costs:

  • Coaching Fees
  • Friday Footskills Program
  • Jersey
  • Administration fees

Training Sessions

The U6 group will have one 1 hour training session with a Nashville FC Youth coach. The second training session a week will be the Friday Footskills Program. Our curriculum at Nashville FC Youth is focused on soccer development. For this age group, teaching the player to be comfortable with the ball at their feet is very important. We will work on dribbling moves and taking players on. Simple passing and receiving will be introduced as the program moves forward. Tactically they will be working on defensive and offensive spatial awareness.

Players should bring:

  1. A size 3 soccer ball
  2. Soccer appropriate cleats
  3. Shin guards
  4. Proper uniform for training and games

Games

Games will be played within the Nashville FC Youth Recreation League. Most games will be played on Saturday with a possible Sunday rainout date. Games are played in a 4v4 format with no goalkeepers. Each game consist of two 20 minute halves. Because we play in the Nashville FC Recreation League the season coincides with their dates. Training will start 2 weeks prior to the season and run through the last game.