U7-U11 Academy FAQ

U7-U11 Academy FAQ

U7-U11 Academy FAQ

What is the TSC Academy?

Our U6 through U12 Academy Program is an alternative to the traditional recreational and select (traveling) team programs and offers the opportunity for advanced development of the young soccer player. This program is a league for boys and girls ages 6-12 years old.


Why play for the Academy vs Rec Soccer?

Academy soccer emphasizes maximum development of individual skills and provides the opportunity to apply those skills in a competitive environment. Young players with commitment, skills and attitude will find Academy Soccer to be a good introduction to TSC Competitive program.


What is the time commitment?

Team training occurs twice weekly with games on weekends. Additional training opportunities along with speed, strength and agility training will be offered. The Academy teams will participate in 2-3 tournaments per season.


Is the Academy year-round?

No, competitive soccer teams play for two seasons, fall and spring. Additional opportunities for indoor play are available in the Winter months, however, we understand players may play alternative sports in the winter also.


Who coaches the Academy teams?

All teams are trained by appropriately licensed, professional Club coaches to provide the players with the best possible foundation of skills and knowledge of the game.


Who will the Academy teams play?

Throughout the season, games will be played against other TSC Academy teams and against other local clubs’ Academy teams.


Does the Academy create teams from birth year or grade level?

TSC Academy age groups will be based on a player’s birth year, per US Soccer guidelines.


How do I join?

Evaluations for Academy teams are held according to the state soccer calendar, usually in late May. Recreational players can join Tennessee Soccer Club at any time during the year, as long as you are not registered with another Academy club.


What happens at tryouts?

At tryouts your child will be evaluated by the coaching staff in various group activities. The staff will assess current skill level, desire and potential ability.


If you have any questions, please contact;

Boys Youth Academy Director: Mike Otto, mike.o@tennesseesoccerclub.org

Boys Youth Academy Assistant Director: Kevin Nebel, kevin.n@tennesseesoccerclub.org

Girls Youth Academy Director: Sterling Nabours, sterling.n@tennesseesoccerclub.org

Girls Youth Academy Assistant Director: Dani Padilla, dani.p@tennesseesoccerclub.org

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