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GENERAL INFORMATION

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JUNIOR ACADEMY (formerly MIDDLE SCHOOL ACADEMY)
Contact Director Mauro Nobre, 785-760-2775,  Mauro@sportingkv.com

CLASSIC CUP FINALS SCHEDULE

ETIQUETTE FOR PARENTS AND PLAYERS

CLASSIC CUP RULES

 

DESCRIPTION: The Junior Academy is an intermediate program focused on fundamental technical skills and their tactical application. Priority will be given to teaching game intelligence, or "soccer IQ". The curriculum is age-appropriate and follows US Youth Soccer guidelines. Instruction is provided by qualified coaches under the guidance of the Academy director. Players in middle school, ages 12 through 15 are eligible (15 year olds must be evaluated to obtain permission to play). This league promotes local competitive play among teams within SKV, and all games are played at the Clinton Lake Youth Sports Complex. There are two 8 game seasons: fall and spring. Fall teams remain together for the spring season, although the fees for each season are paid separately. Players are rostered from August to May. Player fees do not include uniforms. Uniforms must be purchased (see details below). Players practice twice each week. Games are played on Saturday and occasionally on a Sunday or weeknight. Games are generally played at the Clinton Lake Youth Sports Complex - or CLYSC (formerly YSI). Some games may be played in Topeka or Manhattan (home and away format) when we play our member teams from those locations. 

 
SEASON CALENDAR

 
Academy Uniforms


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.

 
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING

REGISTRATION: 

  • Regitration is open. Starting February 15 registrations will be considered late and will incur a $15 late fee.
  • If you are a new player create a new account on our online Registration System via www.sportingkv.com. If you are a returning player, simply log into your account.
  • From the home page click "Member Login" and follow the steps to create an account. This will only take a few minutes. You can then add your children's information and register them for the desired programs. In the future you can check and edit your account by clicking "Member Log-In".

SCHOLARSHIPS:

A limited number of scholarships are available for those who are eligible (reduced lunch program participants and others are eligible). Print and submit the SKV Scholarship Form to the office, or attach it to an email and send to sportingkawvalley@gmail.com by August 1st. The Scholarship Committee will evaluate all applications and respond to all applicants with a decision by the end August. 

UNIFORM:

The Boys Academy has new uniforms for the 2016-17 season. You will be required to puchase the uniform through SKV. The uniform includes two quality Adidas jerseys, a pair of shorts, and a pair of socks.

FEE:

The base fee is now $199 per season. The uniform costs $70-75 (plus tax and shipping) and is used for 2 years.

MANDATORY PLAYER EVALUATIONS:

All Academy players MUST attend the player evaluations prior to the fall season. Only new players need attend the player evaluations prior to the spring season. ONE alternate date is provided for players who are injured or traveling during the original evaluation period. All other players must attend. Player evaluations will be held on the first weekend of August. Click on the calendar on top of the page for details. 

AGE GROUP BREAKDOWN:

The Academy is organized by birth year, not by school or grade. Middle School (U13-U15) 2002=U15, 2003=U14, 2004=U13

ROSTERING TO TEAMS:

For the middle school age group we roster based on middle school attendance, following a simple rule: FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! If your school team fills up we will place you on another team along with other players from your school in a similar situation. So register early! For all other age groups we form teams based on ability (we make teams as evenly balanced as possible). 

 
PRACTICE LOCATIONS

U14 TEAMS:

This information is subject to change from season to season. 

CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM: 

  • COACH: Tyson Heck
  • Time 6:30 to 8:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Location YSC Fields 1-4

SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM

  • COACH: Alex Trent
  • Time 6:30 to 8:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Location YSC Fields 1-4

SOUTHWEST MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM

  • COACH: Pat Lindeman
  • 6:30 to 8:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • CLYSC (YSI), Field 7

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM

  • COACH: Sam Walter
  • Time 6:30-8:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 
  • Location YSC fields 1-4

 BALDWIN, OTTAWA, TONGANOXIE, PERRY TEAMS: Please contact your coach and team manager for practice arrangements.

 
MIDDLE SCHOOL ACADEMY SELECT TEAMS
  • Each season we form an “all star” team in each age group (U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14) comprised of the best available players, and play up to three Premier tournaments. (No team is formed for an age group if not enough players are available for a particular tournament). 
  • This gives our players additional opportunities to develop and to have fun. It gives them a taste of play at the next level, and helps prepare them for future challenges.
  • The teams are coached by our senior Boys Academy and Premier program staff led by coach Mauro Nobre.
  • Check the calendar on the top of this page for practice and tournament dates.
  • Eligibility: Participation is by invitation. We will send out invitations over email for these tournament teams. If you are interested please contact me -Mauro@sportingkv.com
  • BOYS ACADEMY SELECT POOL: Participation in the Boys Academy Select program is by invitation. To accept the invitation you must reply to the email invitation, and provide us a notarized medical release form (in addition to that provided to your team coach). You may be invited to one or more of the three tournaments that we will do each season. We try to provide as many players as possible with opportunities to play in tournaments. You will have up to 12 extra training sessions with the competitive coaching staff even if you don’t do any tournaments.
  • A note on eligibility: Participation is by invitation, at the discretion of the coaches. You may be invited to participate, but if not enough players are available we may not be able to form a team for that particular event. In case we have several candidates available for limited team positions the coaches will have complete discretion over who is awarded those limited spots. Those decisions depend on many factors, including player characteristics, what positions the team requires, etc. We usually attend two tournaments each season. If a team roster fills up and you are not selected we will make every effort to include you in the next events. Our purpose is to include as many players as possible in as many events as possible. Keep a long term perspective with regard to your participation and development! 
  • Boys Academy Select practices are generally held on Fridays, 5:00 to 8:00, but other arrangements may be required and will be announced.
  • Tournament: We will participate in the Kaw Valley Cup, hosted by SKV in Lawrence in September, the April Fool's Futbol Festival tournament hosted by SKV in April in Lawrence, and the Kansas City Invitational, held in Overland Park in May.
  • If you are selected to participate there will be a $85 per tournament fee.