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Academy (Competitive): Birth Years 2017-2013

ACADEMY SOCCER OVERVIEW

For players that are U8 to U10 (currently 2015 to 2013), our competitive program is called Academy. 

Our core values of loyalty, honesty, and positivity, impact upon every training session and game that we coach.

BSC Academy players are coached by our experienced, dedicated, nationally licensed team of coaches to a club curriculum in accordance with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). This curriculum is designed and implemented by directors and coaches to nurture the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of a player within a team environment, while fostering a love for the game.

Our aim is to develop players' technical ability and establish strong fundamentals at their young age, while being capable of making decisions independently for success in individual, group and team situations on the soccer field. We want BSC teams to play exciting soccer, and our coaches, players and parents to hold themselves to the highest standards.

Our focus is on the development of the player and person. Success, in terms of results, is a byproduct of effective development and a positive coaching environment

MICRO ACADEMY OVERVIEW

The Micro Academy aims to provide professional coaching to beginner players to spark a life-long love for the game of soccer. 

The Micro Academy (U6/U7) is a co-ed program focused on ball touches and player development, combining skills exercises and scrimmages. 

The Micro Academy progresses into our Academy Program starting at U8, where we strive for players to have a clear grasp of the fundamentals at the earliest possible age before competition.

BSC Micro Academy players are coached by our experienced, dedicated, nationally licensed team of coaches to a club curriculum in accordance with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). This curriculum is designed and implemented by directors and coaches to nurture a player's technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects within a team environment while fostering a love for the game.

Want to participate in a player observation event?

If you are interested in experiencing a practice, (Birth Years 2015-2013), please contact our Academy Director to join in a session!

Meet our Academy Director: Ian Johnson

Ian brings over 25 years of coaching and team management to BSC, where he has coached teams and players throughout Select and Academy programs in New Jersey, Washington State, Georgia, and Texas.

Ian has been in the U.S. for 19 years following a semi-professional playing career in England, where he has since earned multiple qualifications, including his USSF A License.

Ian was appointed the BSC Academy Director in December 2021.

“What I love the most about coaching soccer is seeing players grow and develop throughout the years into not only more confident players but more confident people, through being part of a team.” – Ian Johnson

Academy FAQ's

Is my Child the Right age to Join? Academy is open to all players born from 2017-2013. Players born in 2017 & 2016 participate in our Micro Academy
Coaches Qualified, passionate and experienced coaching staff, including ODP coaches, dedicated to long-term development. Coach bios can be found at https://www.boernesoccer.org/coaches
Training 2x 90 minute training sessions per week (Micro Academy 2x60 minutes) ~ 13 weeks. GK training takes place once a week with our qualified goalkeeping coach.
How long is the season? FALL:August-December SPRING:January-May
League Games Up to 8 games per season (8 Fall, 8 Spring)
League competition SA-PDF Academy league. This league consists only of reputable clubs in & around San Antonio. Micro Academy will have in-house games.
Tournaments All Academy teams participate in a pre and post season tournament dependent on player availability
Registration Cost U6/U7 - $325 | U8 - $1,000 (full year) | U9/U10 - $1,100 (full year) Extended payment plans/assistance available
Uniform Cost $143.85 (Micro Academy $45)
Club History/Non-profit status Boerne Soccer Club is a Non-profit organization that has served the Boerne community since 1979
Payment assistance Financial assistance is available through our scholarship fund, financial aid and flexible payment plans. Please contact our Registrar
What teams are at BSC? BSC have boys and girls teams (NOT co-ed) at each Academy age group from 2015 to 2013
How can I join? Players are not required to try-out, but will be placed with a group of players of a similar ability for their development

What are the differences between Recreational & Academy Soccer?

REC ACADEMY
Coaching Parent volunteer coaches Licensed professional trainers
Training 1 hour per week for 9 weeks 2x 90 minute training sessions per week (Micro Academy 2x60 minutes) ~ 15 weeks
Games 8 game in-house season 8-10 game season (per Fall & Spring) against other competitive club Academy programs
Travel All games played at Boerne City Park Games to be played at Boerne City Park as well as in and around the San Antonio area. Games are hosted by each participating SA-PDF club. (All Micro Academy games to be played at Boerne City Park).
Season Fall: September to November. Spring: March to May Fall: August to December. Spring: January to May
Tournaments No tournaments 1-2 Tournaments per season dependent on player availability

Micro Academy FAQ's

Is my Child the Right age to Join? Academy is open to all players born from 2017-2013. Players born in 2017 & 2016 participate in our Micro Academy
Coaches Qualified, passionate and experienced coaching staff, including ODP coaches, dedicated to long-term development. Coach bios can be found at https://www.boernesoccer.org/coaches
Training 2 x 60minute Sessions per week. Practice will be Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:00pm. - 13 weeks
How long is the season? FALL: 8/8/22-11/4/22. & SPRING: 1/23/23 - 4/26/23
League Games Micro Academy will play 6 in-house Games per season.
League competition Micro Academy will play 6 in-house Games per season.
Registration Cost $325
Uniform Cost $45
Club History/Non-profit status Boerne Soccer Club is a Non-profit organization that has served the Boerne community since 1979
Payment assistance Financial assistance is available through our scholarship fund, financial aid and flexible payment plans. Please contact our Registrar
What teams are at BSC? BSC Micro Academy (birth years 2016-2017) will be co-ed.
How can I join? Players are not required to try-out, but will be placed with a group of players of a similar ability for their development

What are the differences between Recreational & Micro Academy Soccer?

REC MICRO ACADEMY
Coaching Parent volunteer coaches Licensed professional trainers
Training 1 hour per week for 9 weeks 2x 60 minute training sessions per week (Full Academy 2x90 minutes) ~ 13 weeks
Games 8 game in-house season 6 in-house Gameday/Tournaments per season.
Travel All games played at Boerne City Park All games played at Boerne City Park
Season Fall: September to November. Spring: March to May Fall: 8/8/22-11/4/22. & Spring: 1/23/23-4/26/23
Tournaments No tournaments 6 in-house Gameday/Tournaments per season.

Want to join our club for the 2022/23 season?

We are excited to announce that registration is now open to all new and current players for our 2022/23 Academy year!

Academy soccer is available to all players born from 2017 to 2013 as an opportunity to be trained by licensed, professional BSC Coaches.

REGISTER FOR ACADEMY (2015-2013)

REGISTER FOR MICRO ACADEMY (2016-2017)

ADDITIONAL ACADEMY PLAYER FEATURES

Techne: the soccer training app

BSC is excited to announce that we are partnering with Techne Futbol to provide a resource to guide players in their individual training.

Every BSC Academy player receives an email invitation to create a profile on Techne. Techne is a resource paid for by BSC for every player to access professional home training sessions, with data that is logged and stored for the players' records. 

There is new content every week, players can compete with their teammates, and coaches will be able to keep track of players' training activities. We are committed to our players' development on and off the field and are very excited to be offering this resource!

QUESTIONS?

please contact:

Ian  Johnson

Ian Johnson

Academy Director

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