Pre-Academy

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AFC Pre Academy Program (2022 - 2023)

WHY?

Ongoing multi-disciplinary player development is paramount to developing well rounded players comfortable competing in a variety of gameday scenarios. AFC strives to start the development of player talent early in the youth development curve and inline with our mission statement and style of play. AFC Pre Academy is one cornerstone step to achieve this.

WHO?

Currently registered players from Castro Valley (CVSC), Montclair (MSC) & Piedmont (PSC) Soccer Club’ top teams.
(CVSC: Green, MSC: Red, PSC: Purple):

  • U12 Boys (2011)
  • U12 Girls (2011)

Where a club has a particularly strong age group, the Director of Coaching, may recommend players from the second team for that age/gender.

WHEN?

There will be two cycles for the program:

  • Cycle 1 - July 11th 2022 - December 16th 2022
  • Cycle 2 - January 16th 2023 - May 12th 2023

Try-outs for will be held after club tryouts in May, with a second opportunity for players that do not get offered a place in the program to attend another session in January

  • Players will be selected based on the ‘AFC Key Player Qualities’, with final decisions made by the Pre-Academy Director

Dates for the tryouts for Cycle 1 will be:

  • 2011 Girls - Wednesday 25th May - 5.30-7pm @ Alden Oliver Sports Park (Pepsi Fields)
  • 2011 Boys - Thursday 26th May - 5.30-7pm @ Alden Oliver Sports Park (Pepsi Fields)

Dates for Cycle 2 TBD but will likely be the week of January 9th 2023

Accepted players will be provided with the following additional opportunities to put them on the AFC Pathway:

  • Cycle 1
    • Pre-academy camp in the summer (5 days. 2 hours per day)
      • 2011 Boys - ​​7/11 - 7/15 - 8.30-10.30am @ Oakland High
      • 2011 Girls - 7/11 - 7/15 - 10.45am-12.45pm @ Oakland High
    • Weekly practice during fall
      • Once a week training during winter (when their club team is not practicing)
      • 22 sessions
    • Three 11v11 Scrimmages vs high level opposition, as well as U13 AFC teams
    • Winter tournament
    • Quarterly Communication
    • AFC Pre-Academy Training Uniform (will also be used for games)
      • 2 x t-shirts
      • 1 x shorts
      • 1 x socks
    • All of this will be in addition to the player’s own team training commitments, with their current team
    • All sessions will be led by our Pre-Academy Director, Marco Plascencia, along with ‘guest sessions’ from other AFC coaches
  • Cycle 2
    • Weekly practice during Spring
      • Once a week training during Spring (when their club team is not practicing)
      • 16 sessions
    • Two 11v11 Scrimmages VS high level opposition, as well as U13 AFC teams
    • Winter/Spring tournament
    • Quarterly Communication
    • AFC Pre-Academy Training Uniform (will also be used for games)
      • 2 x t-shirts
      • 1 x shorts
      • 1 x socks
    • All of this will be in addition to the player’s own team training commitments, with their current team
    • All sessions will be led by our Pre-Academy Director, Marco Plascencia along with ‘guest sessions’ from other AFC coaches

COSTS?

There will be a separate cost for each of the cycles and players will register for one cycle at a time.

Total cost includes all costs that are involved with the program (coaching, fields, uniform, tournament cost, referees and all administrative costs)

Cycle 1

  • Total cost = $700

Payments can be made over 4 seperate payments:

1. At time of registration

2. 7/1/2022

3. 8/1/2022

4. 9/1/2022

 

Cycle 2

  • Total cost = $400 (not including uniform cost for new players)

Payment plan TBD

Our Partners

  • NorCal Premier Soccer
  • National Premier League (NPL)
  • US Youth Soccer
  • US Club Soccer
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Adidas
  • Soccer Pro
  • U.S. Soccer
  • United Soccer Coaches
  • 24-7 UK Soccer Academy
  • Oakland Roots SC
  • Cal Storm SC
  • Elite Academy League