BOYS & GIRLS
2023-2024 BIRTH YEARS
U08 - BORN IN 2016
U09 - BORN IN 2015
U10 - BORN IN 2014
Is your child looking for more out of soccer? Do they desire more competition? RASA’s AFC Union Soccer Club has the solution for you!
The AFC Union Academy program for U8 - U10 players is designed to support and guide those players who wish to make the transition from recreational soccer to competitive soccer. This program is geared to the more athletically motivated recreational player who is looking to take the next step in soccer. Players with a strong desire to increase their technical skills while also learning more about the game will benefit greatly from Union’s Academy environment.
The most important aspect of AFC's Academy Program is training. Technical and small-sided-tactical training is provided 2 times per week by our professional staff. Challenging training sessions conducted by the Academy staff are the key ingredient in the personal development of the players. Training activities are devised to help each player improve technically (skills), tactically (decision making), physically (fitness), and psychologically (mental toughness). The Academy’s focus is on the complete development of each player. We aim to develop players who want to COMPETE, IMPROVE, and will PERSEVERE in the face of adversity.
AFC Union is a member of and participates in the WYSA Youth Academy program. Game play will take place in Southeast Wisconsin, with travel generally limited to the greater Milwaukee/Kenosha/Racine areas. The AFC Union Academy teams will participate in a minimum of three no-cost tournaments, with additional team-paid events offered for those families interested.
AFC UNION ACADEMY
- Based in Racine Area
- For Racine & surrounding north communities
- All training sessions at SCORe Soccer Complex
- All Home Games at SCORe Soccer Complex
PLAYER EVALUATION WEEK:
June 6th, 5:30P - 7:00P: Evaluations for 2014B/G, 2015B/G, 2016G
June 7th, 5:30P - 7:00P: Evaluations for 2016B
June 8th, 5:30P - 7:00P: Evaluations for 2014B/G, 2015B/G, 2016G
June 9th, 5:30P - 7:00P: Evaluations for 2016B
This week is dedicated to determining the right pathway for AFC Players, RASA Players, Other Local Clubs Players, and non-affiliated soccer players within our RASA/AFC/Rush Union pathway going into the 2023/2024 Season. Current AFC players are requested to participate in at least one day (can do both).
Format of Evaluations Week:
- Technical Work (Ball Mastery)
- Passing Technical Work
- Small-Sided Games
- Scrimmaging in Game Format 2016 (4v4); 2015/2014 (7v7)
INCLUDED IN AFC UNION ACADEMY CLUB FEES
- WYSA Accredited Youth Academy
- Fall Season
- August through end of October
- Spring Season
- Mid/End of April through beginning of June
- Practice 2x a week
- U8-U10 Participate in the WYSA Accredited Youth Academy Program
- U8-U10: 3 Tournaments
- Lighthouse/Harvest/Kilps Classic
- U8-U10: 3 Tournaments
- Winter Training (10 sessions) once a week
- Winter League included in team fees
- Experienced coaches (minimum USSF Grassroots Licenses for 4v4 and 7v7)
- 1 AFC Union Training Shirt
*Cup Participation determined by DOC
*Cup/Invite will count as a club-provided tournament based on acceptance
*Participating in second league will count towards # of competitions
*Teams may choose to participate in additional Team-Paid competitions/tournaments. These event registrations are paid for by the team through a team funds collection.
*Coach Travel Expense for away tournaments is not included in club fees. This is an additional player/team expense paid by the team through a team funds collection.
Club Fee does not include cost of uniform / Purchase of uniform.
Required Uniform Kit (2 Jerseys, 2 Short, 2 Sock) is approximately $110. Purchases of adult sizes will increase cost.