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Pre-Academy Program

The Pre-Academy Program has been suspended and will not be offered for Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Seasons

Macon Soccer Club is proud to announce the continuation of the Pre-Academy Program (now in it's 3rd year) for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 seasons. The Pre-Academy program will be available at the U8 and U9 age groups only (players born on 2009 & 2010). The Pre-Academy program will serve as a bridge between the U8 Recreational Program and the U10 Academy Program. Because we understand that the Academy Program plays such a key role on all soccer players' development, but at the same time is a little more time consuming than Recreational, we introduced the Pre-Academy program as an viable alternative and to allow a transitional year between the 2 programs. We believe that this transitional year will give all families the time to evaluate, and make a more informative decision as to if their player is ready to be part of the Academy program full-time at U10, or if he/she should just continue participating in our Recreational program.

* The Pre-Academy program will be offered to all rising U9 players, and some rising U8 if considered ready to play at the Pre-Academy level.

* Players must be born on 2009 and 2010 in order to be eligible for this program.

* Eligible players will be able to take advantage of this Pre-Academy program for a whole soccer year (Fall & Spring). Once the player moves to U10, he/she can not longer take part of this program.

* Depending on the number of players that show interest on this program, the idea is to create at least 1 team, but the goal is to have 2 teams if possible.

* A professional trainer/coach from our Staff pool will be assigned to train and coach the team/s.

* Team/s will train twice a week for 1.5 hours just like all other Academy teams, and will get the same benefits all Academy teams get such as Goalkeeper Sessions and Skills Night Clinic Sessions.

* Training Curriculum and Objectives for the Pre-Academy team/s will be the same as those that are applied on the full-time U9 Academy team.

* The team/s will participate on the U10 Recreational division, and also play 1 Academy game on those afternoons that Academy teams are scheduled to play at home. No traveling will be required.

* Fees will be a combination of Recreation (Registration fee for U10), and Academy (training fees).

* All players interested on being part of the Pre-Academy program must attend Academy Assessments on May 30th and 31st at 6pm. Please remember that Pre-Registration for assessments is already available online. Assessments are FREE!

We look forward to seeing many families taking advantage of this new and exciting opportunity MSC is offering.

If you have any questions, please contact Adrian Juarez (Academy Director) at 478-952-7284 or [email protected]

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