The Academy is structured to provide your son or daughter the best opportunity to develop as soccer players in the best possible positive learning environment. The cost of the Academy remains the best value in the entire Capital Region when one considers the quality of technical and tactical training given.
U14-U19 Academy registration for 2013-14 will open June 15, and registration fees will be $1,100.00 - which includes, winter training conducted by professional coaches (1 day per week), and CDYSL (or other) spring competitive league fees. Spring outdoor training will include 2 weekly training sessions. Additional indoor practices, tournament play, uniform and indoor league play are not included.
U8-U12 Academy registration for 2013-14 will open June 15, and registration fees will be $550.00 – which includes winter training by professional coaches (1 day per week), CDYSL spring competitive league fees and Spring outdoor training (2 times per week). Additional indoor practices, tournament play, uniform and indoor league play are not included.
U8-U19 Spring Only option includes April-June weekly practices, CDYSL spring competitive league fees with a professional coach. Registration fees will be $425.00. Players registering after October 1, 2013 will be put on a waitlist and be assessed a $200.00 late fee.
All additional practices, tournament play and uniforms are not included.
All Academy and spring only teams are required to participate in the Bethlehem Soccer Club Annual Tournament in May. Cost for this is not included in Registration fees.
U8-U12 Academy Details
Registration for Bethlehem Soccer Club’s Academy is now open. The U8-12 Academy is for soccer players seeking a higher level of play than offered in the club’s recreation program. The Academy seeks to develop the player’s soccer skills over the course of ten months using academy-styled practices during the fall, winter and spring with professional trainers.
Academy-style practice brings together players of similar age group, of various ability levels, and allows them to practice with the trainer to develop skills at their own pace. The result is that, regardless of ability, players learn the game and develop their individual skills and become familiar with players in their age group. Teams are made after observation by a trainer and placed on a team with players of similar ability and compete versus comparable teams in the local travel league (CDYSL).
The different classifications for the Academy are listed below:
U-8 – The designation “U-8” simply identifies a player’s age on August 1, of each year (age cut-off date). If a child is not age 9 or older on that date s/he is considered “Under-8” for the upcoming season. This division is coed only. U-8 does not have an organized academy in the fall. Players are welcome to train with the U-10 fall academy if they want to. Academy practices begin during November, before heading indoors for the winter and resume outdoors in the spring. U-8 teams play a 10 game season and participate in 1-3 tournaments. U-8 players wanting to play fall soccer matches should be enrolled in the club’s recreation program. Separate registration from Academy for the recreation program is required.
U-10 Boys / U-10 Girls – Girls have the option of playing on boys teams if they prefer. Both U-10’s start their academy in September, usually on Sunday afternoons, before indoor winter academy and spring outdoors. U-10 teams play a 10 game spring season and participate in 1-3 tournaments. U-10 players wanting to play fall soccer matches should be enrolled in the club’s recreation program. Separate registration from Academy for the recreation program is required.
U-12Boys / U-12 Girls – Girls have the option of playing on boys teams if they prefer. Both U-12’s start their academy in September, usually on Saturday afternoons, before indoor winter academy and spring outdoors. U-12 teams play a 10 game spring season and participate in 1-3 tournaments. U-12 players have the option of playing in the club’s recreation league in the fall on Saturdays or playing in the CDYSL fall travel league. Both require separate registration from Academy.
Registration fees do not include uniform ($50-$90), tournament registration ($20-$30 per tournament), school gym rentals (nominal), or winter indoor soccer league ($70-$90) per indoor session registered, or any fall recreation or travel leagues.
As mentioned above, players can, for additional costs play in indoor soccer leagues at Afrims during late fall, winter and early spring. The costs for these leagues are additional.