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What is Academy?

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An Academy Program focuses on the complete development of each player. A properly organized Academy provides an educational environment for boys and girls to learn through playing; the main emphasis is of enjoying the process of technical development and gradual tactical understanding. The main goal of the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club Pele Youth Academy working with ASA Youth Academy is to promote player development over team development in a child-centered environment.

This should help provide a program structure that meets the needs of all clubs and associations in Alabama. We feel that clubs must be empowered to provide a variety of programming options for their players including recreational and competitive play and that the Academy Program provides both the flexibility and structure to create a special program for boys and girls U10 and under.  By using the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club and ASA Youth Academy’s standards, recommendations and guidelines, which are included in this manual, we can foster a player development program allowing players, parents, and coaches to grow and flourish.

Pele Junior Academy

What: Pele Junior Academy - for any interested player born in 2011 or 2012!

Where: Liberty Park and Central

When:  Spring 2019

Sessions run from 4:30-5:30 PM on Sunday afternoons.

Program cost is $50!

Program fees cover:

  • 6 training sessions (3 at each venue)
  • Pele Junior Academy T-Shirt
  • Pele All-Star Tournament on May 11th
  • You don’t have to make every session, we just ask that you update your availability each week on the TeamSnap app.

Spring Training dates:

  • Central
    • March 10
    • April 7
    • April 28
  • Liberty Park
    • March 17
    • April 14
    • May 5

Pele Junior Academy All-Stars Tournament:

  • May 11th @ Liberty Park



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