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Milford Soccer Development Academy

Mission and background information


The Milford Youth Soccer Club is excited to offer our Youth Juniors Academy program for the Fall 2020 season. The program will be for boys and girls born in 2014 that are interested in improving foundational soccer skills (ball mastery, foot skills, first touch, and passing) through more focused training and small sided games. It is meant to be a bridge between recreational and competitive soccer in a fun and organized program that provides a positive learning environment for developing soccer skills.


Players that register for the Academy will not participate in the Passers age program or games. There is no tryout process to participate in the development Academy. The program and training are designed for players that are serious about working on skill development and are mentally and physically ready for more advanced training. If the Academy Director judges a player not ready to benefit from the training we will talk to the parents (in the first few weeks) and suggest being placed back in the Passers program.


Practices will be run by our Academy Director, Gary Pauley. They will be held twice a week at Finley Ray Park. Gary has extensive coaching experience and currently holds multiple licenses and certifications from US Soccer/ United Soccer Coaches and is a member of United Soccer Coaches. He will be assisted by professional trainers from Coerver Coaching Ohio and parent volunteers. Ball skill development will be built around the Coerver training methodology, a highly regarded approach for teaching soccer skills. Each week players will be divided into teams and play small sided games to apply the skills they have been working on. Approximately six times during the Spring/Fall our players will participate in small sided friendly games with Academy programs from nearby select soccer clubs.


Academy registration is open now through July 31st. We are doing this to give our Academy Director time to organize the program based on the number of participants.



Common Questions

What is the cost for the Academy program- The Academy cost is $136.00 per season and includes a one hour session every a week with a Coerver certified trainer and 2 hours a week with a licensed coach.  Each player will need to purchase a uniform jersey separately.  The expense for the jersey is in addition to the $136.00 registration fee.


Is the Academy seasonal or a full year program- The Academy will run seasonally just as our current programs do. There will be a Spring season followed by a Fall season. The age groups for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 will be children born in the year 2014.  


Will boys and girls practice and play together- No. Unless enrollment numbers are low boys and girls will not practice or play together.


Will there be a maximum number the program will allow to participate-We will limit the first season to thirty participants while we structure and organize the program. The following season there will be no limit.  


If I miss the deadline for signups can I signup later- Considerations will be made based on the number of participants already enrolled in the program.

If you have any questions or would like more information you can email Gary at [email protected]

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