2021-2022 Pre-Travel Academy Season Information

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2021-2022 Season Information


The Herndon Pre-Travel Academy is specially designed for 2015 and 2014 players (rising U8s and U7s) who are more serious about soccer, excel on their teams and need a more competitive and challenging environment to develop as young athletes. The Pre-Travel Academy is designed to provide a competitive atmosphere while furnishing the players with positive experiences to nurture their self-esteem, confidence, and passion for the game.

Professional trainers will apply age-appropriate training curriculum focused primarily on foot skills, and the introduction of basic soccer concepts in order to offer highest development program for U8s and U7s.

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Pools for the Fall 2021 Season: 

  • U8 Boys/ U8 Girls Full-time Academy (2014 Players)
  • U7 Boys/U7 Girls Full-time Academy (2015 Players)
  • U7 Boys/Girls Part-time Academy (2015 Players) for Fall 2021. 

U7 and U8 Full-Time Academy Pool

  • Trainings: 2 days a week
  • Games: On weekends against other clubs

U7 Part-Time Academy Pool

  • Players in the U7 Part-Time Academy pool should be registered with the HYS Recreational soccer program in addition to the Pre-Travel program.
  • Trainings: 1day a week
  • Games: 2-3 games on weekends over the course of the season 

The Pre-Travel Academy pools will most likely become the base of the HYS U9 and U10 travel teams for Fall 2022.  

Goals 

  • To improve players Technical Skills (Dribbling, 1v1, Passing-Receiving, and Finishing)
  • To make smarter soccer players (THINKERS) by working on their perception and decision-making depending on game situations (on/off the ball)
  • To improve motor skills and sport-specific fitness (coordination, balance, and agility)
  • To develop passion and love for the sport of soccer
  • To prepare players for the transition to travel soccer at U9

Equipment

  • Pre-Travel Academy jersey, shin guards, cleats, size 3 ball and water

Fall Dates (8 weeks)

  • Mondays: Tentatively scheduled for 6:15-7:15 pm @ McNair ES
    Aug 30th, Sept 13th, 20th, 27th, Oct 4th, 18th, 25th, Nov 1st

     
  • Fridays: Scheduled for  5:00-6:00 pm @ Bready Park Turf: 
    Sept 10th, 17th, 24th, Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 

Cost

  • Full-time player - $275
  • Part time player - $140
  • Scholarships are available for players that qualify for financial aid

Acceptance to the Pre-Travel Academy Program is by attending an ID session.  All participants must register for tryouts (free), attend at least 1 tryout session, and then will receive notification of acceptance by e-mail.

Information on try-out locations will be emailed to those who register. 

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Pre-Travel ID Session Dates

All players interested in the Pre-Travel Academy must first register for the ID sessions and attend any/all of the dates. Registration is free.