Ages 8-11 (Birth years 2015-2013)
Spring registration is NOW OPEN!
For players born in 2015-2013.
Academy focus is on technical & tactical skills.
Practices are held twice a week at Daly Fields.
Days & times TBD
Fee is $320 ($17 per practice)
**This is a separate registration from the winter/indoor Bitterroot Academy program.
Want to dip your toes into the travel team scene? As part of the Academy program, you can opt in to tournaments and put those skills to play!
These are optional & separate fees
Your player must be enrolled in our Bitterroot Academy program before registering for a tournament.
Academy will be offered to any players who want extra technical training either in addition to their team-training or just the stand-alone Academy experience.
Spring training sessions are held at the Daly Fields.
2 training sessions per week (1.5 hrs long)
Days and times are TBD
Academy players will receive a training top.
They will be required to wear shinguards, soccer socks and cleats to every session.
If your player is returning, you can reuse your jersey from previous season. If you are new to Academy, you will order a new uniform with our new logo. You will order these from soccer.com. This should be available for you to do within the next few weeks. STAY TUNED
FOR BITTERROOT STRIKERS FC GEAR, GO TO THE GAME ONE STORE
Instill our players with a love of the game of soccer.
Accelerate player's skills development.
Build friendships and foster teamwork
Strengthen and grow all the Strikers programs.
Prepare kids for competitive soccer opportunities as they grow.
Most importantly, help kids develop into great human beings.
Strikers FC Academy is our unique program that provides a more intensive opportunity to focus on skill, technical training, and to assist players to reach their potential in the sport. It's comprised of both small-sided training and individual techniques. Our Academy is our "bridge" between Micro Strikers, and our Competitive program, beginning around age 11.
The Strikers FC Academy mission is to provide a learning environment where players are free to explore their passion for the game, learn how to play better as an individual and a team mate, and prepare themselves for the challenges that will face them when they compete for spots on Strikers competitive travel teams, their school teams, or college teams.
The Academy develops fundamental skills such as:
-Dribbling & Directional Movement with and without the ball-
-Passing & Striking-
-Close Control & Juggling-
-Introductory Attacking & Defending Principles-
The Academy aims to help kids develop all of these techniques and skills in a fun and enjoyable environment. Delivering fun coaching sessions with disguised techniques and introductory tactics will be the key behind our young players development and love for the game.
Strikers Academy does not focus on wins and losses. The most important aspect of academy is the development of the individual and group as a whole. We measure our success based on the physical and mental improvements made by each child. A coach’s results are publicly on display at every event and game. We can measure the effects of a coach by a child’s beaming smile, respect, and the sportsmanship shown. Our hope is that everyone involved in this program mirrors this philosophy at all times.
"At a young age winning is not the most important thing ... the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence."