Q & A's

Armada Youth Academy Mission Statement

The mission of the youth academy is to:

*offer programs to players at all levels of play

 *provide players with the best opportunities to reach their soccer goals and

*provide a positive environment for personal growth & development.

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What programs can my child participate in

Age 5 (players must be 4 years old by the season they want to play in)

                 Age 5 developmental or

                 Age 5 recreational

Age 6 players

                 Age 6 developmental academy or

                 Age 6 recreational

Age 7 players

                 Age 7 developmental academy or

                 Age 7 recreational

Age 8 players

                 Age 8 travel teams (tryouts each May) or

                 Age 8 developmental academy or

                 Age 8 recreational

Age 9 players

                 Age 9 travel team (tryouts each May) or

                 Age 9 developmental team (depending on interest - evaluations in August) or

                 Age 9 recreational

Age 10 players

                 Age 10 travel team (tryouts each May) or

                 Age 10 developmental team (depending on interest - evaluations in August) or

                 Age 10 recreational

Age 11 players

                 Age 11 travel team (tryouts each May) or

                 Age 11,12 developmental team (team is formed in August through an evaluation) or

                 Age 11,12 recreational

Age 12 players

                 Age 12 travel academy (tryouts eachMay) (elite team is pre-DA team) or

                 Age 11,12 developmental team (team is formed in August through an evaluation) or

                 Age 11,12 recreational

Age 13 players

                 Age 13/14 boys US Soccer Developmental Academy team (tryout required) or

                 Age 13 travel team (tryouts each May) or

                 Age 13,14 recreational

Age 14 players

                 Age 13/14 boys US Soccer Developmental Academy team (tryout required) or

                 Age 14 travel team (tryouts each May) or

                 Age 13,14 recreational

Age15 players

                 Age 15 Advanced team (tryouts each May) or

                 Age 15,16 recreational

Age 16 players

                 Age 16 Advanced team (tryouts each May) or

                 Age 15,16 recreational

Age 17 players

                 Age 17 Advanced team (tryouts each May) or

                 Age 17-19 recreational team

Age 18 players

                 Age 18 Advanced team (tryouts each May) or

                 U17-19 recreational team

U19 players

                 U17-19 recreational team

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My Child is U5, U6, U7 or U8

Age 5-8 Developmental (Academy) Program

Very popular as an alternative to a recreational team. The program focuses on age-appropriate activities in a positive learning environment. Players train twice a week with the Armada Youth Academy  training staff (Tuesdays & Fridays) at Patton Park. Games are on Saturday mornings at Patton Park. There are 2 seasons - fall and spring - play one or both. Register for spring developmental from November 1 - January 31.  The program runs from later Feb/early March to early May. Register for fall developmental from May 1 - July 31. The program runs from late August/early Sept. to early November).

NOTE - Registration will be open during the stated dates or until the program is full so register early.

U8 Travel Teams

U8 boys - also have the option of trying out for U8 travel teams. We form multiple teams through a tryout process in May each year. Teams have a designated coach & practice twice a week at Patton Park. The team plays in the city NFY league - 1/2 or more games at home, 1/2 or more at various clubs in the league. There may or may not be tournament play depending on the level of play of the team. There is a 1 year commitment to the program.

U8 girls - we will identify a group of U8 girls in May for travel team training. League play will be determined based on the best situation for the players.

U5-8 Recreational Program

Two seasons of play (play one or both), practice once a week (location & day decided by coach), volunteer coach, games on Saturdays at various times at Patton Park.

 

U5 - U8 programs - REGISTER (click)

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My Child is U9 or U10

U9-10 Travel Teams

Teams are formed through a tryout process in May each year. We form multiple levels of teams in each age group for boys & girls. Players are trained and coached in a team format with the focus on age-appropriate technical & tactical development. Teams play in the city league with 1/2 games home and 1/2 played at clubs in the league. Travel teams participate in 1-3 tournaments per season depending on the team. There is a 1 year commitment to the program.

U9-10 Developmental Teams

We will form developmental teams in August based on interest and available staff. It is highly recommended that players interested in developmental teams try out for travel teams in May.

U9-10 Recreational Teams

Two seasons of play (play one or both), practice once a week (location & day decided by coach), volunteer coach, games on Saturdays at various times at Patton Park.

 

U9 - 10 programs - REGISTER (click)

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My Child is U11 or U12

U11 & U12 Travel Teams

Teams are formed through a tryouts process in May each year. We form multiple levels of teams in each age group for boys & girls. Players are trained & coachd in a team format with the focus on age-appropriate technical & tactical development. Teams play in the city league with 1/2 games home, 1/2 at clubs in the league. Travel teams participate in tournament play - the number & location depends on the level of the team. There is a 1 year commitment to the program.

U12 Boys Developmental Academy = U12 elite team

Team has additionatl training & plays in city league and also FPL league.

U11-12 Developmental Team

We will form developmental teams in August based on interest and available staff. It is highly recommended that players interested in developmental teams try out for travel teams in May.

U11, 12 Recreational Teams

Two seasons of play (play one or both), practice once a week (location & day decided by coach), volunteer coach, games on Saturdays at various time at Patton park.

 

U11 & 12 programs - REGISTER (click)

For questions Contact Sue Hofman at sue@armadafcyouth.com

 

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Can we do recreational and developmental academy

Academy players play on academy teams and recreational players play on recreational teams. There may be opportunity for some age groups to attend academy training and stay on their recreational team if there are spaces available in a particular age group.

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What other programs are offered during the year

Armada Youth Academy offers programs through the year inlcuding fall & winter skills program, Girls technical academy, 3v3 league, indoor & speed/agility,...

CLICK HERE for information & registration information.

 

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Is there a separate uniform for academy

U5-8 & U9-12 developmental teams wear the JFC recreational uniform.

U8-U12 travel teams wear the travel uniforms.

CLICK HERE for uniform information