This program offers a unique introduction to typical travel soccer demands for interested players. Academy players are identified by ASA staff coaches and invited to participate in the program by attending ID Days, registering for the ASA recreational league or participating in ASA programs during the year. The Academy allows players to be trained by the ASA professional coaching staff, many of whom are current travel coaches. Academy teams will also participate in a local league and scrimmages, as available throughout the year.
This program provides players with an early introduction to the ASA Curriculum, Philosophy & Style of Play, as typically our Academy players have a bit more comfort and confidence within the game. Participation in the Academy does not guarantee a roster spot in the travel program.
Academy Players train year round (fall, winter, spring)
Training twice per week with ASA staff coaches
Coaches will be going through the ASA age appropriate curriculum and players will be taught the ASA philosophy from day one
Saturday afternoon games in a local crossover league in the fall and spring
Training on premium grass and turf fields (limits cancelations)
Potential opportunities to guest play with our U9 travel groups in other events/tournaments
Recreation League Recommendation
Boys and girls are encouraged but not required to continue playing with their recreation teams each season
If your child has been selected to join the academy program, you will be contacted by Grigor Boychev and asked to register online for the program.
The tuition for a full year of Academy that includes the fall 2016 and spring 2017 year is: $975
Tuition can be broken into multiple payments throughout the year
Scholarships are available to families who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program at school. Please provide acceptance letter from ACPS as documentation.
Uniforms and Skill Ball
Gray performance shirts need to be purchased for $10 each.
Used in both practices and games
Two shirts are recommended
Skill balls are highly recommended for individual training purposes. They are available at $12 each.
Both the gray perfomance shirts and the skill balls are available in the ASA office in the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center (1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22313).