2015 Harbor Premier Spring Jr Academy - Registration Now Open!
Are you ready for your youth soccer player to move to the next level? Would you like them to play at the highest level of soccer in the state of Washington?
Harbor Soccer is excited to announce the 2015 Harbor Premier Spring Jr Academy Season! Beginning in January, all Academy age players (U7/U8/U9) will have the opportunity to continue into a spring season against other Regional Club League (RCL) opponents from around the area. Please see details below and register today!
About the Program:
Welcome to our Jr Academy Program. This program serves as the first step into Harbor Premier and allows U7-U9 players the opportunity to play against like competition from other Regional Club League (RCL) teams around the Puget Sound area.
Focus at these younger ages will be nearly 100% technical. Individual ball mastery, coordination and control is essential before the more complex tactical side of the game can be taught. Games are an opportunity for these players to use these technical skills in a competitive environment. The emphasis will be placed on this development and not on the win or loss. It is our desire as a club to use this Jr Program to foster a love of the game while preparing these young players for the more competitive environment they will face ahead. It is not designed to force the game to the point that the player losses desire to play or burns out early. Fun must still be at the heart of all training sessions and games at this age and we will ensure this is exactly what we strive to deliver.
When & Where:
We will begin training in mid-January. Practices will be 2x per week. Game season will run six weeks. Games will be held Sundays starting 2/22 & will be in jamboree format. This means that Jr Academy teams from all clubs will be hosted at one location/complex each Sunday. Most teams will play 2 games before they are done for the day. Teams should expect to play a 12 game season. Host locations will be Harbor, Washington Premier (Puyallup), Federal Way, Kitsap Alliance (Silverdale), Blackhills (Olympia), Rainier Valley Slammers (Auburn), & PacNW (Tukwilia). The season will conclude the weekend of 4/11 & 4/12 with a wrap-up tournament at Starfire.
Following registration, team formation will occur on Sunday January 18th. All registered players will be placed on teams as this is a no-cut, all participants welcome, development league. Time and place for the team formation are yet to be determined but this information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Registration fee for the Spring Jr Academy program will be $349. This will include:
- Spring league fees for players and team
- Administration fees
- Coaching fees
- Goalkeeper Training
- Field rental for games and training
- 2 Game Jerseys
Program Director: Shawn Alire
The Jr Academy program will be run by Youth Director Shawn Alire (USSF A). Shawn will oversee all teams and be in constant communication with each Head Coach. Shawn will develop the curriculum for the entire group and work with each coach on delivery. In addition, Shawn will be out running training sessions and attending games as his schedule permits.
- Pat Madden
- Bruce Arrington
- Bizhan Nasseh
- Kerry Woolley
***Additional to be added as number of teams increases***
Harbor Premier is very excited for the growth and development of these younger players. We are confident we have put together a great program that will greatly benefit these younger players as they embark on their competitive soccer career. We are also confident that we have designed it in such a way that the young player will foster a deep love of the game that will hopefully stick with them for the rest of their lives. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the program further, please feel free contact us.
Thank you and we look forward to a great 2015 Spring season!
Jason Jarrett Shawn Alire
Assistant Director of Coaching Youth Director