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Junior Academy

JUNIOR ACADEMY

Your Child's Opportunity For Fun Soccer Learning

The Junior Academy program helps kids ages 3 to 7 have fun while learning proper soccer techniques, developing motor skills, boosting creativity, and building confidence on the ball.
 

Designed and directed by the club's professional staff

Proven age-appropriate curriculum

Focus on long-term player development

Psychomotor skill and coordination development

Soccer clinics offered throughout the year 

FUN and challenging atmosphere for all children! 

 2021 Spring Session Registration Now Open!  


Birth Years:  2013-2017
Dates: March 20, 27 April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
9 sessions, with no session Easter weekend

Session Times:  9:00-10:00am  |  10:15-11:15am  |   11:30am-12:30pm

Participants will be placed in a time slot by birth year. Final groups will depend on final registration numbers. Group notifications will be sent the week of March 8th.

Field Location:  TBA
Pricing:   $180, 
Fully refundable if canceled by COVID-19 restrictions.

Registration closes on Sunday, March 7th.

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The Importance of Play: Pillars of Character

The Junior Academy program helps players develop confidence, creativity, and integrity.


Spring Session FAQs

Is contact allowed between players during play?

Yes. With recent changes to COVID-19 guidelines announced by state/county/city health officials in late February 2021, activities that may result in contact between players are now permitted in youth soccer in California. San Ramon FC will now include more activities, such as small-sided games and scrimmages, in its upcoming spring soccer program(s). The club will continue to require all other health and safety and protocols for participants, such as wearing masks during all activities and completing a weekly health questionnaire prior to being allowed on the field. Equipment will not be shared (other than the soccer ball) and will be sanitized by club staff.

Do players have to wear masks during play?

Yes. The current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines from the county and state do require participants to wear masks during the entire session. Currently, players in our competitive program and in our Junior Academy winter session wear masks. We will also require parents to complete a health questionnaire each week to comply with a city of San Ramon agreement.

What is the refund policy for this spring?

After registering for the Spring Junior Academy Program, you can request a full refund up until the day before the first day of the program, less a $25 cancellation fee. After the first day of the program, no refunds will be issued. Should we not be able to finish our Spring Junior Academy Program, due to restrictions put in place by the Contra Costa County Health Dept, prorated refunds or credits will be issued.

Can we request to play with friends?

We do not take special requests for placement but we will do our best to group players together by age so they will play with their peers.

When will we know what time the session will begin?

Session times will be finalized after March 7. We will notify you about your exact start time by the second week of March, if not sooner.

What is the coach-to-player ratio for the program?

This ratio will vary depending on the number of registered players in a specific age group. We anticipate having an average of 8-10 players per coach.


DISCOVER THE FUN IN SOCCER

Kids need fun, physical activity in their lives. Introducing them to soccer at an early age will give them a fun team sport to learn. With consistent participation in soccer, a child can experience a positive impact on their physical, emotional, and social development.

 HELP BUILD CONFIDENCE (AND SMILES)

It's fun to play and fun to improve! Improving skills builds confidence and success, which leads to more fun. As confidence increases, so should a child's self-esteem and, over the long term, a passion for physical activity, sports, and soccer.  

ENROLL IN A JUNIOR ACADEMY SESSION

The Junior Academy provides talented instructors and a safe, encouraging, and fun learning environment for kids.  Coaches will help kids learn through play.  Techniques for dribbling, passing, and shooting will be introduced. Fun games and activities will help kids improve upon these foundational skills and can set them up for success in future soccer and youth sports programs.

 

OBSERVE AND ASK QUESTIONS

Watch your child interact with coaches and peers. You may discover some of your child's strengths and weaknesses. Ask instructors and coaches about the activities and what opportunities there are to learn more.  If you're new to soccer, feel free to ask them a general question about the sport too!

ENCOURAGE WITH ENTHUSIASM

Smile. Be a supportive and positive influence on your child's youth soccer experience. Be patient. Your child will be learning new things! Mistakes will happen and are a great reminder that your child is engaged in learning and improving. All kids learn at different rates and have different abilities. 

SUCCESS: SMILES AND A DESIRE TO PLAY

Learning, smiling, having fun, and showing interest in playing again are good signs of success. With sessions offered several times a year, you'll have the opportunity to help your child build their confidence while having fun playing soccer.

DON'T HAVE REGRETS

Introducing and encouraging physical activities will help instill healthy habits at a young age. The Junior Academy program offers a window of opportunity to experience team sports and physical learning early in life. Learning new skills, having fun outside, and interacting with peers and coaches will benefit your child socially, emotionally, and physically.