pre-academy

Force North Pre-Academy is a multi-seasonal developmental training program, encouraging love for the game of soccer! The Pre Academy is a 6 week seasonal training program that train one weekend morning a week, for players new to the game or looking for professional soccer training for recreational players. Curriculum for Pre Academy cultivate individual players psychomotor and balance, agility and improve players manipulation of the soccer ball with all parts of both feet.

Pre Academy and My Parent and Me Seasons:

Autumn: Aug 8-Sept 19 (No session Sept 5).

Fall 1: Sept 26-Oct 31.

Fall 2: Nov 7-Dec 12.

Winter 1: Jan 2-Feb 6.

Winter 2: Feb 13- Mar 20.

Spring 1: Mar 27- May 8 (No session April 17).

Spring 2: May 15-June 19 (No session May 29).

My Parent and Me

ages 2-4
 

This entry-level program for the Pre-Academy is perfect for young children who have more energy than their parents. Parent will assist their child through all the athletic activities. Prepares players for easy transition to the next higher Pre-Academy levels, and subsequently, to competitive Force North Teams.

  • Ideal for: 2 and 4 year olds new to the game.

  • Train with your mom or dad!

  • Regular Season Time: Sunday, 9:00am – 10:00am

  • Regular Season Location:  Hillsdale HS Upper Turf

  • Regular Season Cost: $100

Pre-academy

ages 4-6

This age group program is very popular with young players for whom there are no competitive leagues yet. Further prepares players for easy transition to the next higher Pre-Academy levels, and subsequently, to competitive Force North Teams.

  • Ideal for: 4 to 6 year olds new to the game and players that have had trained multiple seasons.

  • Regular Season Time: Sunday, 9:00am – 10:30am

  • Regular Season Location:  Hillsdale HS Upper Turf

  • Regular Season Cost: $125

Pre-academy

ages 5-7

This age group program is very popular with young players that have moved up from the prior age group programs and have yet to move to competitive Force North Teams league play. Prepares players for easy transition to the next higher Pre-Academy levels, and subsequently, to competitive Force North Teams.

  • Ideal for: 5 to 7 year olds, play with your friends before they are ready for a competitive soccer program

  • Regular Season Time: Sunday, 9:00am – 10:30am

  • Regular Season Location:  Hillsdale HS Upper Turf

  • Regular Season Cost: $125

Pre-academy

ages 7-9

Our aim is to prepare our Pre-Academy graduates to be ready for the technical and physical demands of our first year Force North Full Academy Teams (U8/U9). Players will be taught and trained in all of the technical and physical training our U8 players receive, with the exception of the tactical component needed for competitive games.

This highest age group program curriculum incorporates the following aspects of our U8 Teams curriculum:

  • Technical skills: juggling, passing and receiving, dribbling, long balls, shooting, dribbling against an opponent (1v1), heading, moves / fakes, tackling

  • Psychomotor Skills: basic motor skills, postural, sensory perception, acrobatic abilities

  • Coordination Ability: combined movements, spatial & temporal skills, differentiation, reaction, balance, adaptation & transformation, rhythm, anticipation, motor creativity

  • Athletic & Physical Ability: speed (perceptive, anticipative, decisional, reaction, cyclic motor, acyclic motor, action, intervention), proprioception, articular mobility

These four basic elements are essential in player development. Exposing young players to these skills before age 11 enables them to reach their maximum potential. Pre-Academy players will begin with the simplest of exercises to build confidence while still maintaining challenge for each individual.

  • Ideal for: 7 and 8 year olds, or 9 year olds not ready for a competitive team but still interested in training

  • Regular Season Time: Sunday, 9:00am – 10:30am

  • Regular Season Location:  Hillsdale HS Upper Turf

  • Regular Season Cost: $125

FIRST SESSION FAQ 

Q: What time does the session start?
Classes begins at 9am sharp. For the first class, players need to arrive 15-20 minutes early to have uniform and registration formalities completed.

 

Q: What forms should I bring?
Please remember to bring your registration receipt on the first day of the season. These forms were available when you registered. If you did not print them then, you can go back to the registration site, login, and find them under ‘Purchased Items’.

 

Q: Is parking available?
All Sunday classes are held Hillsdale High School Upper Turf, located off of Delmonte St.  Please park and walked down through the gate towards the turf field. 

 

Q: What items should I bring?
Water, shin guards, cleats/athletic shoes. We will provide you a t-shirt on your first day that your child should then wear to all the classes. Shin guards and cleats are optional for ages 3-5.

 

Q: What is the Covid -19 guidelines?
Please note that we are are mandated to abide by strict rules to ensure everyones safety during this time.  Parents and players are to wear masks at all times and parents are not allowed to stay on the field to watch.  Parents must stay in their car before and after drop offs.