Spring Academy

MIFC Spring Academy - In partnership with EYSA, MIFC has designed our annual U6-U14 Spring Academy for kids of all abilities. With a focus on learning and improving individual skills, it's a great way to prepare for Select or Premier Soccer tryouts in the spring as well as provide Recreational players an opportunity to get ready for fall soccer.

Each player will receive a Spring Academy T-shirt, included with registration. Players from across EYSA can register to attend any of our EYSA sessions at Mercer Island, Bellevue or Issaquah locations; you don't have to sign up for the sessions at your club's home fields. You can attend any clinic at any day based on your schedule. Your T-shirt is your ticket.

AGE GROUPS:

U6 (birth year 2012) and U7 (birth year 2011) - one set practice day per week
U8 (birth year 2010) thru U14 (birth year 2004) - multiple practice days available each week

TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Clinics will begin on Monday, March 5th. There will be 6 weeks at each location. No Academy during Spring Break, the week of Apr 9 - Apr 15, so duration is 7 weeks.

Bellevue

U6-U7: Saturdays at 10:00-11:30am at Bennett Elementary
U8-U14: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00-5:30pm and Saturdays at 10:00-11:30am at Bennett Elementary

Issaquah

U6-U7: Saturdays at 12:30-2:00pm at Central Park #4
U8-U14: Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30-7:00pm and Saturdays at 12:30-2:00pm at Central Park #4

Mercer Island

U6-U7: Wednesdays at 3:00-4:15PM at South Mercer Playfields
U8-U14: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm and Wednesdays at 3:00-4:15PM at South Mercer Playfields

COST:

$100/player U6-U7
$185/player U8-U14

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

U6-U7:Beginning ball mastery and dribbling; 1v1 core; ball control; receiving; small-sided games; FUN!
U8-U9:Ball mastery and dribbling; 1v1 core; ball control; receiving/juggling; passing technique/pace/rondos; small-sided games; FUN!
U10-U11: Small-sided games; intermediate ball mastery and dribbling; 1v1 core/away pressure; intermediate ball control; juggling tricks/improvement; intermediate passing - triangle/away pressure; positioning - support/shape/space; defending - basic; FUN!
U12-U14:Small-sided games; advanced ball mastery and dribbling; advanced ball control - receiving/turning away/pressure/shielding/possession; advanced passing - pace/away, pressure/rondos; advanced defending - support/cover; FUN!