We are starting the Slammers Academy to provide a fun and challenging soccer experience for our younger players - ages U8 and U9. This program is for kids that are looking for more out of soccer than the current Mod program. Coaches will teach the players the technical skills that will provide the players with a solid soccer foundation. Your child will train with other motivated kids with similar abilities in a positive environment for soccer so that individual and team development can be accelerated. The Slammers Academy players will have an enhanced opportunity to graduate into our older competitive Rainier Valley Slammers teams. The Academy will also create a solid foundation that will enhance your child’s passion for the game of soccer!
WHAT TO EXPECT: Academy is a 10 to 11 month program. “Try outs” are held in late April or early May. Teams will play in 2 summer tournaments. League play starts in September and goes into early December. In December some teams may take almost a month break. Practices will resume in January if a break is taken and then league starts again from late January through March.
Practices: usually runs an hour long twice a week
Games: once a week or twice every other week depending on the league
Player placement: We do not have 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams, instead the coaches will make the teams even and may switch players around from week to week in order to build stronger players, players that are diverse and are able to play with lots of different teammates
Price:approximately $600.00 with a $150.00 auction opt out, price includes a uniform kit