United Futbol Academy

Metro Atlanta

Future Academy

United Futbol Academy offers the U7-U8 Future Academy Program for players who are born in 2014 & 2015 looking for a more challenging environment to develop their soccer skills

 

PLAYER REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for the Future Academy program will exhibit the following:

  • Ability to focus at training and games
  • Self-motivated with a desire to be the best
  • Enjoys dribbling the ball and does not just kick the ball away
  • Good athletic ability including agility, coordination and speed

 

Ideally, players should be recommended for the program by their current coach, the Recreational Director or one of UFA’s professional staff. Players should have a minimum of 1 year playing in a recreational program. Parents who feel their players have the above qualities and have not been identified will have the opportunity to have their player assessed for placement.

If you are interested in joining this program, please login into your Sports Connect account, register your player(s) for the 2021-22 UFA Metro Atlanta Academy Tryouts 8U-12U, and notify the director at devon@unitedfa.org.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Calendar and Schedule

Click HERE to open the Future Academy Calendar for the Fall of 2021

Participation Fee* 

2021-2022 Participation Fees are $1,175 for the combined Fall and Spring seasons. Parents and players are committing to the program for 1 year. The player uniform is included. 

Uniforms

This is our 2nd year of a 2-year uniform cycle with New Balance. Uniform is NOT included in the participation fee. New players will need to purchase a uniform kit. All NEW players will need to purchase a uniform order. Uniforms will consist of 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair of socks, and 2 game t-shirts. New Balance training shirts are sold separately. 

Link to order player uniforms and UFA gear: PlayWatchWear.com - UFA Metro Uniforms
                    
Here’s how to order your player’s uniform: 

  1. Click on the kit you want to buy. Future Academy and Recreational uniforms are the same.
  2. Confirm with your team manager or coach your player’s number.
  3. Enter your sizes and player number
  4. Please ensure you take your time and order the correct sizes/player number 
  5. Once the kit is printed it becomes your kit. What we mean is, once they print your number on the kit you own it, even if you made a mistake on the number.

 

Training

Training will be twice a week for 1.25 hours per session. Our goal is to develop a program at each UFA location. Each location will train independently and host small-sided games on Saturday. Training sessions will be conducted by nationally-licensed trainers with a focus on ball mastery, developing 1v1 skills (primarily), and then progressing to 2v1, 2v2 skills, etc. Our goal is to maintain a ratio of 1 trainer to every 10 players. Players will need to bring a size 3 or 4 soccer ball to practice. Training will begin in early August and finish up before Thanksgiving. The Spring season begins in early February and will be completed in mid-May. 

Practice Days: Mondays & Wednesdays 

Time: 5:00-6:15 pm

Location: Keswick Park Soccer Field

 

Fast Track Friday’s

Supplemental training opportunity for players interested in fun yet demanding training sessions focused on improving their touch, technique, and technical skills. Coaching staff will host Friday night technical sessions for all recreational, Future Academy, and Academy players between the ages of 5-9. Training will begin mid-September and will end late October.

 

Practice Days: Friday on Sept. 10th, 17th, 24th - Oct. 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th 

(Nov. 5th & 12th are available for Make Up Dates)

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm 

Location: Keswick Park Soccer Field

 

Games

Game days will be scheduled on Saturday mornings at Keswick Park. Games will be in a 2v2 and 4v4 format; there will be no goalkeepers, throw-ins, or corner kicks. Fields will be approximately 12x18 yards for 2v2 and 24x36 yards for 4v4, using small-sided goals approximately 3’x4’. There will be multiple games going on at the same time and, depending upon the total number of players, we will have 1 or 2-time slots for players. 

Game Days: Saturdays 

Time: 9:00-11:00 am (Game times may vary depending on opponents)

Location: Keswick Park Soccer Field

Players will not be placed on “teams” in the traditional sense. They will belong to a pool of players and can be placed on teams using a variety of criteria such as current level of play, randomly chosen teams, or mixing boys and girls, to name a few. The director may schedule games per weekend versus recreational programs, other local clubs, or “in-house games” (within the program).

Players will play in the 2v2 and 4v4 format for the Fall and Spring seasons. Players could transition at some point in the Spring season to a larger format (7v7), it's not an expectation. 

Camps

Future Academy players are encouraged to attend Ball Mastery and Challenge Summer camps. Players can register for camps in June and July for unofficial ‘pre-season training’.

 

Special Note for Parents - PLEASE READ! 

This program is not going to be for everyone as it goes against some of the current traditions regarding team formation and game day events. In the past, U8 players were scheduled to play in the U10 recreational league. If you are only focused on winning or how many goals your player scores, then this program will more than likely not be a good fit for your needs. The program is designed to provide what is best for individual player development. No coaching will be allowed from the parent sideline, either directed at your player or other players.

Contact
devon@unitedfa.org


Practice Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 5:00-6:15 p.m.

Game Days: Saturdays 
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m
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Location: Keswick Park Soccer Field

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