Club News

July 2, 2024

Registration for Fall 2024 Academy I Program (5U-9U) is Open!

FC Frederick's Academy Program has been called "one of the finest youth development programs of any youth soccer club in the United States." Modeled after the ideals set forth in the USSF National Youth License, players participate in "developmentally appropriate" training activities that are both challenging and fun.
 
The Academy I Program is usually players' first introduction to soccer (or organized sports generally) and the primary goal is to ensure players have fun, while planting the seeds for a lifelong enjoyment of the game. Players will learn a variety of skills over the course of the season, including movesball mastery, and juggling techniques.
 
The Academy I Director oversees all aspects of the Academy I Program, and works with staff coaches to develop and implement program goals. FC Frederick's Academy Director, Jackie Eskay, brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the program.
 
To join any Academy I program, players must register through FC Frederick's Playmetrics portal. Players participate in age group programs based on the year they were born (program fees vary for each age group). For labelling purposes, "8U" (for example) means that players in that age group can be 8 years old and younger. The 2024-25 age groups are:
 
2020 = 5U
2019 = 6U
2018 = 7U
2017 = 8U
2016 = 9U
 
Academy I - 9U Program: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Birthdate Range: January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Parent Meeting: September 2024 TBD
Practice Days/Time/Location: Mondays & Wednesdays, Urbana Community Park (3230 Stone Barn Drive, Frederick MD 21704)
First Practice: Monday, August 19, 2024
Game Day: Saturday afternoons
First Game Date: Saturday, September 7, 2024
Last Game Date: Saturday, October 26, 2024
Fee: $350
Uniform: Each player orders his/her uniform through the club’s uniform web portal.
 
Academy I - 8U Program: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Birthdate Range: January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Parent Meeting: September 2024 TBD
Practice Days/Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Urbana Community Park (3230 Stone Barn Drive, Frederick, MD 21704)
First Practice: Tuesday, August 27, 2024 
Game Day: Saturday afternoons
First Game Date: Saturday, September 7, 2024
Last Game Date: Saturday, October 26, 2024
Fee: $250
Uniform: Each player orders his/her uniform through the club’s uniform portal.
 
Academy I - 7U Program: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Birthdate Range: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Parent Meeting: September 2024 TBD
Practice Days/Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:20pm – 6:20pm, Urbana Community Park (3230 Stone Barn Drive, Frederick, MD 21704)
First Practice: Tuesday, August 27, 2024 
Game Day: Saturday afternoons
First Game Date: Saturday, September 7, 2024
Last Game Date: Saturday, October 26, 2024
Fee: $250
Uniform: Each player orders his/her uniform through the club’s uniform portal.
 
Academy I - 6U Program: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Birthdate Range: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Practice Days/Time/Location: Fridays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Urbana Community Park (3230 Stone Barn Drive, Frederick, MD 21704)
First Practice: Friday, September 6, 2024  
Game Day: Saturday mornings, Urbana Community Park
First Game Date: Saturday, September 7, 2024
Last Game Date: Saturday, October 26, 2024
Fee: $200 (includes t-shirt)
 
Academy I - 5U Program: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Birthdate Range: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
Practice Days/Time/Location: Fridays, 5:30pm – 6:15pm, Urbana Community Park (3230 Stone Barn Drive, Frederick, MD 21704)
First Practice: Friday, September 6, 2024  
Game Day: Saturday mornings, Urbana Community Park
First Game Date: Saturday, September 7, 2024
Last Game Date: Saturday, October 26, 2024
Fee: $200 (includes t-shirt)

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