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Force North Pre-Academy

Force North Pre-Academy registration is open for all seasons. See below for Dates and Age Group details.

Get a 5% discount if you pre-register for 3 seasons or 10% discount if you register for 6 or all 7 and pay in full!

Force North's Sunday Program is the core component of our Pre-Academy curriculum and forms the basis for all instruction and supplementary programs. The curriculum is delivered over 7 seasons with six sessions each, starting with introductory game-play and continuing to more indivdualized skill-development.

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2018 PRE-ACADEMY SCHEDULE

SEASON DATES HOLIDAYS
Season 1 January 7th through February 11th
Season 2 February 18th through March 25th
Season 3 April 1st through May 13th No class on May 6th
Season 4 May 20th through June 24th
Season 5 August 12 through September 16th
Season 6 September 23rd through October 28th
Season 7 Novembe 11th through December 16th

Age Groups

Grasshoppies Academy (ages 3-5)

The Grasshoppies Academy is the entry-level program for the Pre-Academy. Grasshoppies is perfect for young children between the ages of 3 and 4 who have more energy than their parents. Grasshoppies prepares players for easy transitions into the Crickets Academy, and subsequently, into competitive FORCE North teams

Ideal for: 3 and 4 year olds, or 5 year olds completely new to organized sports that may need some extra attention.

Regular Season Time: Every Sunday, 9:00am – 10:00am
Regular Season Location: Hillsdale High School turf field
Regular Season Cost: $95

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Crickets Academy (ages 4-6)

The Crickets program is very popular with young players for whom there are no competitive leagues yet. Crickets Academy develops skills and prepares players for an easy transition into the Eagles or Lions programs, and subsequently, competitive teams at older ages.

Ideal for: 4 to 5 year olds recommended to move up from Grasshoppies by their coaches. Also, 6 year olds completely new to soccer.

Regular Season Time: Every Sunday, 9:00am – 10:30am
Regular Season Location: Hillsdale High School turf field
Regular Season Cost: $105

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Lions Academy (ages 5-8)

The Lions started in 2013 as the programs expanded to accommodate more skill levels and player development. This program is for those that have attended the Crickets program or are new to soccer. It develops skills and prepares players for an easy transition into FORCE North teams.

Ideal for: 6 and 7 year olds, or 5 year olds recommended to move up from Crickets by their coaches. Also for 8 year olds completely new to soccer.

Regular Season Time: Every Sunday, 9:00am – 10:30am
Regular Season Location: Hillsdale High School turf field
Regular Season Cost: $125

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Eagles Academy (ages 7-9)

Our aim is to prepare Eagles pre-academy graduates to be ready for the technical and physical demands of our first year Academy teams (U8/U9). Eagles will be exposed to all of the technical and physical training our U8 players receive, with the exception of the tactical component needed for competitive games.

The Eagles curriculum incorporates the following aspects of our U8 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. Eagles players will begin with the simplest of exercises to build confidence while still maintaining challenge for each individual.

The Eagles program will be lead by our U8 & U9 Academy Age Group Head Coach Orhan Muratoglu with assistant coaches under his supervision.

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: Every Sunday, 9:00am – 10:30am
Regular Season Location: Hillsdale High School turf field
Regular Season Cost: $135

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