What is the SKY Academy Select Soccer Program?
SKY Soccer Club’s Academy Select Soccer program offers the highest level of training and competitive game play available for players in 9U - 18U divisions.
To develop our Academy Select program, players and teams, it is vital that we introduce our younger players to the highest age and developmentally appropriate level of training and competition as early as possible. This is why our Director of Coaching, Steve Henson, will be directly training our 9U and 10U players. With over 30 years of coaching experience, including youth and college; and D1 college and semi-pro playing experience Coach Henson be delivering our 9U and 10U Academy players an unmatched soccer development experience in this area. To read more about our new 9U and 10U program enhancements, click HERE.
Also, as an added investment in our players, we began free provide optional skills training sessions for our 9U-12U Academy Select players. These are fast paced and fun technical sessions focused on individual player development. We will continue to offer these optional skills training and goalkeeper training sessions to our Academy Select players as a part of our technical development initiatives.
Why choose the SKY Soccer Club Academy Select Program for your player?
The impact of youth sports on a player’s life can be significant. A Soccer Club’s culture and mission dictates the influence and development of kids as players and people. Our mission at SKY Soccer Club is to develop great players and people and enhance the community we serve. This is ingrained in all that we do. A college or professional scout will not ask how your player’s team finished in the “big” tournament. Instead, technical skill, tactical understanding, academics, maturity and community involvement, will be most important. Our goal is to influence the whole player through our culture and coaching.
When a player and family invests their time and resources into our Academy Select program, we recognize it is both a privilege and responsibility to provide the highest quality culture and technical experience we can. Our Pathway provides players of all abilities the opportunity to meet and exceed their goals. Our continued investments in people and strategic partnerships over the last two years has enabled a player pathway that provides high quality, professionally designed and delivered programming for players of all ages and abilities. Our players are experiencing high level, age and developmentally appropriate technical training, from an experienced professional and licensed coaching staff. There is no other soccer club in the State or Region connecting programs for players ages two to eighteen through a single, seamless program pathway, and the results are showing...
We’ve seen record growth in programs throughout the Academy Select pathway, including over an average increase in Academy Select players of 35% for the last three years. SKY has not seen this type of growth or total participants in over 10 years and it is thanks to the families in our club for buying into our program and our mission on and off of the field. Player growth and development equals team growth and development and we're proud to have girls and boys teams competing in the highest levels of competition in the state.
Coaching is an important part of the development pathway! Coaches are often mentors and can have a significant influence on a player’s personal development and lives. Consider who your coach is on the field, and who your coach is off the field. Do they conduct themselves in a way you want your child to model?
Further, who is the Club’s Director of Coaching, what experience do they have leading soccer organizations, developing programs, coaches and players? The Director of Coaching has a huge impact on the quality of a program, the development of the players, and the coaches that interact with your children. Know who your DOC is, their experience, and what they represent on and off of the field. At SKY Soccer we’re proud to have a DOC and Coaches leading our programs that have a passion for teaching the game, represent our culture and mission, and that deliver quality technical, tactical and social development for our players.
As part of our Pathway, we have emphasized the importance of coaching development and education throughout all of our programs. Our coaches are pushed to continue to develop their craft and we offer continuing education reimbursement to advance our overall coach and player development. You can learn more about our current coaching staff, their background and credentials at www.skysoccer.org/clubinfo.
May 16th and 17th - U9, U10, U11 Boys and Girls
Players encouraged to attend both dates
5:00-5:30 - Registration/Check In - Please arrive early enough to register, get shirt, and find your field.
Rain out date - May 18th
June 6th and 7th U12-U19 Boys and Girls
Players encouraged to attend both dates
U12-U19 GIRLS - 5:00 Registration/Check In
U12-U19 GIRLS - 5:30-7:00pm Tryouts
U12-U19 BOYS - 5:30 Registration/Check In
U12-U19 BOYS - 6:00-7:30pm Tryouts for all U12-U19 Boys
Rain out date - June 8th
Need more information?
If you’re interested in our Academy Select Program and have questions, please review our Academy Select Handbook. It contains very useful information regarding travel, player commitment and expectations and cost structure!
We couldn’t be more excited to have your player and family a part of the tradition of our Academy Select soccer program. Don’t miss out, register now, stay safe and healthy, and WE WILL SEE YOU ON THE FIELDS SOON!