Lake Norman

Youth Academy Director
Phil Dobbing phild@independencesoccer.club

Youth Academy Assistant Director
Stephen Sweeney stephens@independencesoccer.club

Program Information
The Lake Norman Youth Academy trains the u6-u12 age groups but divides them up into 3 sub-age groups to make sure each child is developing with age-appropriate coaching.
Pre-Academy
  • Age groups include u6-u7
    • 2014-2012 birth years
  • Fall season is from September-Early November
  • Spring season begins on February 26
  • 9 practice sessions throughout the Spring on Wednesdays at 5:15 at Mazeppa Park
  • Games will take place on Fridays with schedule TBD
  • Players will play in a 4v4 or 5v5 (includes keeper) format
  • If tryouts are missed, please contact a director listed above
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Academy
  • Age groups include u8-u10
  • Fall season is from mid August-mid November
  • Spring season is from late January-May
  • Games will take place on Saturday mornings at a variety of locations up to a  one hour drive
  • Game day rosters are flexible and may change week to week depending on the development needs of each individual player
  • 2 training sessions per week coached by a licensed coach
  • Players will play in a 7v7 format
  • Team placement is based off tryouts which are completed in May
    • If tryouts are missed, please contact a director listed above
Classic
  • Age groups include u11-u12
  • Fall season is from mid August-mid November
  • Spring season is from late January-May
  • Games will take place on the weekends and may be up to 2 hours away
    • Weeknight games may be a possibility for local opponents
  • Teams compete in the NCYSA state league competition
  • Game day rosters are set but dual roster/guest players are an option to promote player development
  • 2-3 training session per week by a licensed coach
  • Players will play in a 9v9 format
  • Team placement is based off tryouts which are completed in May
    • If tryouts are missed, please contact a director listed above
Benefits
  • 1-4 training sessions a week depending on age
  •  Highly qualified, experienced, and nationally licensed staff
  • Goalkeeper training offered weekly for specific ages
  • Attend 2 or more tournaments throughout the season depending on age
    • Localized games for younger ages
Fees
2019-20 Club Fees

 

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