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U8 Academy

U8 Academy

Dublin United Soccer League's U8 Academy is for athletes who are ready for the next challenge in their soccer careers. Our Academy is open to players of all levels and introduces them to the competitive demands of our U9 Premier Program in a fun, enthusiastic and highly developmental environment.

Our curriculum focus in the Academy is in ball mastery and individual development.  We play numerous small sided games and teach problem solving within the games.  It is our aim to build a technical foundation for our athletes that will serve in their pursuing soccer careers.  Our secondary aim is tactical and positional awareness.  Although our main focus is on individual development, we teach in tactical situations to prepare our athletes for the bigger game.

Number of player on the field: mainly 4v4, 5v5 (including the goalkeeper) as well as friendly games/ tournaments in 7v7 formats monthly.

  • Training in game like circuits
    • Game like organizations always including number up situations with transition.
    • Technical skill development and encouragement of beating players individually and as a team.
    • Continuation of psychomotor skills, built into the beginning circuits.
    • Creation of training organizations that are competitive.
  • Emphasis of positional awareness and positioning within the DUSL system of play.
  • Beginning development of goalkeeper training.

Program Cost:
U8 Academy (2010 born athletes)        $700 (tuition) + $150 (volunteer deposit).

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