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Boys & Girls Academy - Topeka

CLASSIC CUP FINALS SCHEDULE

ETIQUETTE FOR PARENTS AND PLAYERS

CLASSIC CUP RULES

MISSION:

Sporting Kaw Valley (SKV) is dedicated to helping players maximize their individual and collective potential. The SKV Boys/Girls Academy in Topeka is an intermediate developmental program that focuses on developing the necessary technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills for youth soccer players. 

While we recognize the importance of competition (and winning), we believe strongly in the developmental benefits of creating and maintaining training environments that appropriately balance both individual and collective success and challenge.  The SKV Boys/Girls Academy represents a developmental bridge, between Recreation and Premier level soccer, with the primary goals of having fun and developing a passion for the sport of soccer, while ensuring that our young athletes are developing the appropriate skills necessary to better enjoy the game and be more successful throughout their playing careers.

The SKV Boys/Girls Academy is comprised of two different age groups: U8-U9 and U10-U12 though players outside of those age ranges may still play after an evaluation. We will have a mandatory player evaluation prior to the start of the season so we can form balanced teams and assess the players' level of development so we can design an appropriate training plan. There will be two practice sessions each week. The curriculum is age-appropriate and instruction is provided by qualified coaches under the guidance of the Academy director.

Teams may change each season to enable the SKV Boys/Girls Academy to ensure the teams are balanced and remain competitive.This league promotes local competitive play among teams within SKV Boys/Girls Academy. There are two seasons: fall and spring. Player fees do not include uniforms.

COACHES:
Coaches and trainers in the Academy will follow an age-appropriate curriculum that is based upon the US Youth Soccer recommended guidelines for developing players within specific age groups. Qualified coaches and trainers who are supervised by the SKV Boys/Girls Academy Director(s) will provide instruction.  

AGE GROUPS / TEAM PLACEMENT:

This year, the SKV Boys/Girls Academy in Topeka will be only open to players aged 7-12. Players that participate in the Academy will be evaluated before the fall and spring seasons and placed on an age and developmentally appropriate teams within their assigned division (i.e. Division 2 for 7 and 8 year olds; and Division 1 for 9 and 10 year old players, and U12 division for 10 and 11 year olds).

PRACTICES/ SEASON / GAME STRUCTURE:

Each season, fall and spring, teams will have eight games. There will be two practices per week. Practices will take place at Washburn Rural High School, 5900 SW 61st Street, Topeka (Grass field is located west of the soccer stadium).

Games will be played primarily in Topeka and Lawrence on Saturdays with the possibility of games also being played each season in Manhattan and Salina (against other teams in the SKV Academy).

COST:  $199
Players must register each season.

REGISTRATION:

  • To register your player online, go to www.sportingkv.com/registration
  • Create a new account for your family unless you are an existing SKV Member.
  • Choose Boys/Girls Academy in Topeka


CONTACT
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For more information, contact:

Scott Schafersman, Boys Academy Director
scott@sportingkv.com

 
Academy Uniform


BOYS & GIRLS ACADEMY (including JUNIOR ACADEMY) uniforms are the same as they were for the 2016-2017 (Academy uniforms change every two years due to our Adidas contract and the limited lifespan and availability of uniform styles). ALL brand new ACADEMY PLAYERS IN LAWRENCE, MANHATTAN AND TOPEKA & SALINA will need to purchase new uniforms to play in the fall 2017 season.If you played in the Academy league last year, and your uniform still fits, then you do not need to purchase a new one.