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Jr Academy

The Jr. Academy Program, now in its 8th season, is a program designed for current U8 & U10 Recreational players who are looking for new challenges, are good listeners, are willing to learn, and want additional quality training. The Jr. Academy will not replace the Recreational program for your player, but will provide an opportunity for additional training from licensed coaches. The purpose of this program is to provide a technical foundation for players who truly love the game to build upon. The Jr. Academy prepares players for the Academy program at Macon Soccer Club, which becomes available to them at 8 years of age. This season's first training session will be held on Monday, March 30th.

Objectives:

-          To provide professional training for our more serious players.

-          To improve the players’ technical abilities.

-          Focus will be on individual development of our players.

-          To prepare players for MSC’s Academy Program.

-          To familiarize players with the training methods of the Academy Program. 

Location:

                Macon Soccer Complex - Field 1

Cost:

                $50 per player

 

Schedule:

                8 training sessions for the length of 8 weeks (1 training session per week). All sessions will be held on Monday evenings at 6pm & 7pm
                First session will be held on Monday, March 30th.
                Unless a session gets reschedule due to weather, last session will be held on May 18th.


Eligibility:

                Player must be an existing MaconSC Registered Recreational player.

Registration:
                Registration is done online. Use the same username login that you have created when registering your player for the Recreational Program, and choose Jr Academy as the program of choice.

Program Director:

               Adrian Juarez (Academy Director) - NSCAA National Diploma

Program Instructor:      

              Matt Kuehl - Mercer Men's Assistant Coach

Matt Kuehl joined Mercer University as Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach in August 2014. Kuehl, a 2012 graduate of Bradley University, comes to Macon after spending two years playing with the Rockford Rampage and the Chicago Inferno in the Premiere Arena Soccer League. During that time, he was also a volunteer coach for the Hononegah High School men’s and women’s soccer programs, the Rockford Raptors Youth Soccer League and the Rockford Raptors U-17 boys club team.

While at Bradley, Kuehl helped the Braves to a No. 17 ranking in 2011 and a No. 25 ranking in 2012. In 2011, Bradley earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and made it to the second round. The Braves also set an NCAA DI record for most consecutive overtime wins. Kuehl was nominated for both the Bradley Soccer Newcomer of the Year and Bradley University Transfer Student Leadership awards.

Prior to attending Bradley, Kuehl spent two years at Kishwaukee College. He was an All-Conference selection in both 2009 and 2010 as well as an All-Region selection in 2010. Kuehl was named the Kishwaukee College Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and was awarded the Kishwaukee College Team Hustle award in 2010.
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