Academy (U6-U12)

 About the Academy

The Academy caters to players of all levels seeking to develop their technical ability and improve their overall game. It focuses on a progression of technical and tactical components of the game and is delivered by our experienced and qualified Coastal FC Academy Staff.

The Academy provides a challenging, supported and passionate environment for players to have fun while they develop. The experience gained from attending the Academy will help prepare players for the transition into the top level programs.

By creating one academy structure, it allows the Club to assess players more readily and bridges the gap between different ages and/or levels of play. 


The goal of The Academy is to help develop and prepare individuals for participation in a variety of programs in the future and help foster a love for the game throughout their soccer careers. The experience gained from attending The Academy will properly prepare players for the transition into these levels of programming.

Structure and Player Movement

Groups will be structured by ability and/or age. Players will have the opportunity, based on staff assessment and recommendation, to move within the academy system. For example, players at the entry level (House) will have the opportunity to develop their abilities for possible placement at higher levels such as Prospects or Rep. Similarly, players attending from the Prospects and Rep levels will have the opportunity to develop their abilities for possible placement at higher levels such as Rep or potentially Premier League in the near future.

Schedule and Cost

Fall/Winter: Two terms of 10 sessions.
Spring: One term of 10 sessions.

Age Group Gender Day Time Field
U6 to U10 Girls Friday 5:00–6:00 pm SSAP#9
U6 to U8 Boys
U11 to U12 Girls 6:00–7:00 pm
U9 to U12 Boys

In the event a  session is cancelled due to weather or a statutory holiday, additional sessions will be added at the end of term.

Cost per term: $125


Alongside our U6 to U10 (10 week) curriculum, the Academy will deliver an advanced program to the U11 and U12 players throughout the fall/winter season. The fall/winter program is considered one of the top player development programs in the province and caters to all levels of player. Players will get the opportunity to compete with and against others of similar ability to create a positive development environment.

Fall (20 weeks), Spring (first 10 weeks)

Week Topic Details
1 Assessments Technique and small-sided games.
2 Dribbling Change of direction and speed.
3 Dribbling Turning with the ball.
4 Attacking 1v1 to beat a player.
5 Defending  1v1 to delay a player.
6 Receiving the ball  1st touch (control)
7 Passing the ball Quality, speed and timing of pass.
8 Shooting  Striking techniques.
9 Shooting  Finishing/scoring goals.
10 World Cup  Small-sided games.
11 Dribbling Feints and skills.
12 Attacking 2v2 and 3v3.
13 Defending 2v2 and 3v3.
14 Receiving the ball Out of the air and with different parts of the body.
15 Passing the ball Possession with a purpose.
16 Passing the ball Attacking combinations.
17 Shooting Striking techniques.
18 Shooting Striking and finishing.
19 Program review Program review.
20 World Cup Conditioned small-sided games.
Academy Kit

All players participating in The Academy are required to purchase Academy Kits. Kits include a league SS training jersey, city youth shorts and Umbro player socks. Link to SoccerCity. See items noted with black Academy ribbon.