Academy

NJSA U7 & U8


NJSA’s U7 & U8 Academy program is a selection-based program that offers our players an opportunity to improve their technical skills and to increase their efficiency and proficiency with the ball.
Weekly 90 minute sessions are run by our Academy Director, Director of Coaching and Staff Coaches and will be held for 8 weeks this spring. The sessions are dynamic, fast-paced and will aim to enhance every player’s technical development in the skills of Dribbling, Passing, Receiving and Shooting. Our Academy programs are a tremendous opportunity for players to improve in an intense, fun and memorable soccer environment that prepares players for the possibility of playing travel soccer. Please note, that selection to the U7 & U8 Academy programs does NOT guarantee acceptance into the NJSA travel program, as all eligible players must tryout in May every year.

Price: $135.00- Single Session (includes academy t-shirt)

   Price: $325.00-Full Program Session (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Location: West Rocks Middle School (Fall, Spring)
Location: Silvermine Elementary (Winter)

Dates:

Program Length: 8 Weeks 

Program Directors: Nicolae Piperea

QUICK PROGRAM FACTS

This is a training program appropriate for players aged 7 and 8 years old, boys and girls. The coach will deliver one 90-minute session per week. U7 age group will train on Sundays, and U8 age group on Wednesdays.

All practices must finish with a 25 minutes scrimmage with coaches adding tactical advice to further help development in a game environment.

Week 1: Players are shown skills and techniques for dribbling and turning with the ball, both in unopposed and opposed situations.

Week 2: Moving with the ball and turning as the general theme of the session.

Week 3: Players are shown skills and techniques for dribbling and turning with the ball, both in unopposed and opposed situations.

Week 4: Moving with the ball and turning as the general theme of the session.

Week 5: A session to improve the technique of short range passing using both feet.

Week 6: A continuation in developing the techniques of passing and how they may be used to maintain possession of the ball and create goal-scoring opportunities.

Week 7:  This session provides some practices to help develop techniques and skills when receiving to turn with the ball.

Week 8: This session is about striking the ball, and finishing on goal by shooting, and after combination plays.