Academy Curriculm

 U6-U8 Age Group “The Tykes” 

The Tykes Program is focused on developing players through fun games and exciting challenges with the ball. The length of the session will be 1 hour and will be driven by the USYSA Youth Module curriculum. Each player in this program will need their own ball, water and a Century United Academy training shirt. This group will not participate in league games but will be involved with “3 versus 3” games within every practice. This group will meet once a week. 
 

2010 Birth Year (U9)

This age will train  2 times a week in the fall and spring seasons,  and weekly during the winter season.   They will also participate in league play and any offered tournaments would be optional at an additional cost.  The training will be focused heavily on Individual development and  the introduction into the tactics of the game using a basic 4 v 4  model at training.  This age group is formed  by creating pools of players to ensure the environment is best developmentally suited for all players.  The  tryout procedure is  NOT to make any particular team in the club, but instead create a strong and well designed learning environment.  

 

2009 Birth Year (U10)

This age will train  2 times a week in the fall and spring season  and weekly during the winter season as well as participating in league games.  The training will remain focused heavily on Individual development but the tactics of the game using a basic 7 V 7 model will be implemented more thoroughly as the year progresses.   This age group  will also be split up into pools of players to ensure the environment is  developmentally appropriate  for all players.  Players may be moved frequently throughout the groups  depending on their development rate and success and not assigned to any one team or group. 

Tournaments may be offered at this age but are not mandatory and require an additional cost.

 

2008 Birth Year (U11)

This is the start of organized team play for our players. Our goal is to have three teams when possible  (Gold, Red, White). These teams will be organized based on ability and will be assigned a head and an assistant coach. These teams will be offered a full itinerary of league games, winter training, as well as up to 4 events (Fall - 2, Spring - 2).