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Athens United Soccer Association

Junior Academy

Athens United's Junior Academy program is geared towards children in our U8-U10 age groups. This is a supplemental training program designed to provide additional technical training to developmental players in our U8-U10 age groups. The purpose of the program is to provide a foundation for players who love the game to build on and to facilitate the transition to the Academy or Select programs later on. Sessions will be run by our Director of Player Development Juan Bustamante, as well as coaches from Athens United's professional coaching staff, and will focus on developing technical (skill), tactical (decision-making), physical (coordination and fitness), and psychological (mental) aspects of the game.

Sessions are designed to:

- be fun
- maximize comfort on the ball
- increase vision and speed of play

Registration is $50 for six sessions and includes a Junior Academy t-shirt and one game against Athens United's pre-Academy team. You must be signed up for our Developmental Program in order to participate in Junior Academy.

Session Dates
1) Monday 3-16-2020 (5:30-6:30pm Field 2, Holland Park)
2) Monday 3-23-2020 (5:30-6:30pm Field 2, Holland Park)
3) Monday 3-30-2020 (5:30-6:30pm Field 2, Holland Park)
4) Monday 4-06-2020 (5:30-6:30pm Field 2, Holland Park)
5) Monday 4-13-2020 (5:30-6:30pm Field 2, Holland Park)
6) Monday 4-20-2020 (5:30-6:30pm Field 2, Holland Park)

We have a built-in make-up date this spring in case we miss a training session due to weather. These dates will be:
Monday 4-27-2020 (5:30-6:30pm Field 2, Holland Park)
Monday 5-04-2020 (5:30-6:30pm Field 2, Holland Park)

Direct all questions to Juan Bustamante at [email protected]