Players are evaluated by our experienced staff. Players will be evaluated and placed on teams with players of similar ability to promote growth and development of each player.
Players in the Discoveries Junior Academy may train and practice in pools and with their specific coach. Goalkeepers will receive additional training at announced times. Fall season practice begins in August and Spring season practice begins in January.
League Matches and Training:
Teams in the Junior Academy will play approximately ten games per season. All games are played on the weekend. Junior Academy teams will be required to travel to other cities for games and will likely have four or five home games played at Manchester Meadows. Team format is: U8 through U10 play 6v6 – two 25-minute halves. U11 and U12 play 8v8 – two 30-minute halves.
Teams attend 3-4 tournaments during each playing season (Fall and Spring). Some may require overnight stays.