North Alabama SC's Jr. Academy program is a 4U-8U recreational program designed to introduce players to soccer. Players will experience a traditional recreational environment with parent coaches, but with the supervision of NASC's professional coahcing staff.
Our Jr. Academy programs are currently offered in the following locations:
The goal of the Jr Academy is to foster players with a LOVE for the game in a fun learning environment. We want to create lifelong soccer fans and players.
At the developmental age group, the focus is to establish a strong technical base, develop athleticism and coordination, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Training will be structured in a way that maximizes each player’s development, through individual instruction and multiple small-sided game situations. Players will compete in appropriate game scenarios and skill and age appropriate activities.
The age-appropriate curriculum follows the US Soccer Best Practices and is designed to develop technical skills that can be used in tactical situations. Players are trained in pools and as teams to allow maximum exposure to all the coaches and age group players within the system.
The Jr. Academy program is subsidized through our fundraising efforts to ensure fees are competitive with local recreational programs. The goal is ensure soccer is affordable for all players can participate and good fundamental training by certified and licensed coaches available to everyone interested in soccer.
Players play/practice twice per week. Games are intra-league. No tournaments, but players are introduced to a tournament atmosphere through our soccer jamborees.