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First Touch Academy

First Touch Academy

  • Fosters accelerated ball skills development at the very beginning of one’s soccer experience.
  • Open to All-comers. The only prerequisite is that parent desires the best programing for his/her child’s first touch with the ball.
  • Trained professional instructors deliver a set curriculum to create a learning atmosphere full of fun and energy.
  • Pooled training sessions (teams train together) ensure that all participants receive the same attention to instruction.  
  • Formal games are part of the curriculum.
  • Games are 3v3 format and conditioned to:
    • Require use of ball skills taught;
    • Eliminate time wasted due to stoppage of play;
    • Encourage parent participation.
  • Ages 3 - 5 Boys & Girls 
    • Birthdates: (Sep 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2016)
    • 10 - Week program (1 weekday session)
    • Saturday League Games  (3v3 "Conditioned" Format)
    • Registration Fee: $198

Academy (Firstouch, Junior & Select)

Firstouch Academy

  • Fosters accelerated ball skills development at the very beginning of one’s soccer experience.
  • Open to All-comers regardless of skill and ability. The only prerequisite is that parent desires the best programing for his/her child’s first touch with the ball.
  • Trained professional instructors deliver a set curriculum to create a learning atmosphere full of fun and energy.
  • Pooled training sessions (everyone trains together) ensure that all participants receive the same attention to instruction.  
  • Formal games are part of the curriculum, but without set-team rosters. This keeps sideline substitutions to no more than one or two participants which means more playing time for all.
  • Games are 3v3 format and conditioned to:
    • Require use of ball skills taught;
    • Eliminate time wasted due to stoppage of play;
    • Encourage parent participation.
  • Ages 3 and 4 Player Pool 
    • Birthdates: (Sep 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2017)
    • 4-Week program (2 weekday sessions – 8 sessions in all)
    • Tuesday & Friday (includes match play)
    • Registration Fee: $100
  • Ages 5 and 6 Player Pool
    • Birthdates: (Sep 1, 2013 -  Aug 31, 2015) 
    • 8-week program (2 weekday sessions – 16 sessions in all)
    • Tuesday & Friday (includes match play)
    • Registration Fee: $200

Junior Academy

  • Ages 7 - 8 (Birthdates: Sep 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2013)
  • Open to all-comers regardless of skill and ability. The only prerequisite is that the parent desires the best programing for his/her child’s first touch with the ball.
  • 8-week program (2 weekday sessions plus Saturday league games – 24 sessions in all)
  • Tuesday & Friday are training days
  • Local are travel for league games (Socastee Park, Stables Park – Pawleys Island, International Dr – Carolina Forest – North Myrtle Beach).
  • All sessions delivered by licensed professional coaches following a specific curriculum.
  • Player pool training (Teams train together so everyone receives appropriate attention to instruction).
  • 5v5 game format.
  • Parents are encouraged to assist under coach’s supervision.
  • Registration Fee: $280.

Click here to register for Firstouch or Junior Academy. If you have already registered for McDonald's Rec Soccer but would rather participate in an the Firstouch or Junior Academy, then register for the Academy and we will refund your Rec registration fee.

Select Academy

  • Ages 8 - 12
  • By invitation only
  • Commitment is rquired for both Fall and Spring seasons
  • 3 weekday training sessions plus Saturdday League games 
  • Training venue is Socastee Park
  • Statewide travel for away league games (generally Charleston & Columbia) 
  • Generally 2 Fall and 2 Spring tournament event plus CFA Spring Classic tournament
  • All sessions delivered by licensed professional coaches following a specific curriculum
  • Academy pool technical training
  • Team tacticle training
  • 5v5 game format
  • Parents are encouraged to assist under coach’s supervision
  • Registration Fee (Includes Fall and Spring seasons)
    • 8U - 10U:  $698 + $225 Select Travel Kit
    • 10U- 12U: $948 + $225 Select Travel Kit
    • Click here for fee payment schedule 

 

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