Is your child always looking to do more soccer? Are they ready to be challenged on the pitch, to take it up a notch?
We have the solution.
AFC Union Soccer Club offers a Pre-Academy program for U7 & U8 players. The Pre-Academy program provides the player who wants more, the opportunity to get more.
Each team in the Pre-Academy program has a coach that has been selected and screened by the AFC Union Pre-Academy director. The coaches are required to hold a coaching license as well as encouraged to attend additional coaching clinics and advance in the level of the coaching license they hold. In addition to the team coach, AFC Union licensed professional trainers work with and alongside the team coach.
The Pre-Academy trainings are run in an academy setting (multiple teams training together) following a professional training curriculum that has been created for our Pre-Academy program. The academy approach to training is used by the best clubs world wide because of its effectiveness in developing players.
Players in the Pre-Academy have two 1-hour long training sessions a week. When you register your child, you will have the option of selecting Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday for training nights. We will use this information to determine the player’s placement on a team. Games are played on the weekends.
Your registration also includes 3 tournaments for your Pre-Academy player to participate in.
Additional winter opportunities for the players to participate in, including indoor soccer and winter training.
If your player loves soccer and is craving for more, we highly suggest the AFC Union Pre-Academy program. The level of training and the additional opportunities that are provided will help them develop into the best player they can be. And if your player is interested in moving into club soccer when they are older, the Pre-Academy program is a great stepping stone into the club soccer/select soccer world, providing them with a good foundation and an advantage for when they do.
AFC Union will offer two Community Pre-Academy Programs, one in Racine and one in Kenosha.
You can pay your fees online with Credit Card or Debit Card
Pay in full offline with check. Payment must be received within 14 days of registering. Mail Check to:
PO Box 370
Franksville, WI 53126
LATE FEE: If payment has not received within 30 days, a $35 Late Fee will be added to your fees. If payment has not been received after 60 days, a $65 Late Fee will be added to your fees.
$25 Fee to enroll in Payment Plan.
AFC Union believes that every child should play. In the registration, you have the option to apply for financial aid. Applications are not automatically approved. Once your application and the provided documents are reviewed, you will be notified of your application status.
|U7/U8 Traditional RASA RecreationalProgram||U7/U8 AFC Union Pre-Academy||U7/U8 Kenosha FULL Program|
|Cost / Fee||$80 Spring Only*||$160 Spring Only*||$160 Spring Only* - For players who only participate in the AFC Union Program|
|Coach||Volunteer Parent Coach||Team Coach screened by AFC Union staff Licensed AFC Union Professional Trainers||Team Coach screened by AFC Union staff Licensed AFC Union Professional Trainers|
|Practice vs Training||Practice 1 night per week||Training 2 nights per week (1-team session / 1-station training session) Professional curriculum||Training 2 nights per week (1-team session / 1-station training session) Professional curriculum|
|Games||Weekends at SCORe RASA Rec League7-8 Games in Spring & Fall||Games on weekends at SCORe or Anderson Park** with opportunity to play in Academy Playdates***||Games on weekends at SCORe or Anderson Park** with opportunity to play in Academy Playdates***|
|Tournaments (max)||none||1 included with Springvfees ****||1 included with Spring fees ****|
|Uniform||RASA Rec Jersey and Socks Included||AFC Union Pre-Academy Uniform Included||AFC Union Pre-Academy Uniform Included|
|AFC Union Training Shirt||--||1||1|
|Benefits of the AFC Union Program||--||AFC Union Pre-Academy Program was one of the first clubs to be a WYSA Accredited Youth Academy Accelerated and advanced skill building higher level of Player DevelopmentBetter prepares kids for future Academy and Select/Travel Club programs.Higher level of competitive gamesSatisfies the players desire to play more soccer||AFC Union Pre-Academy Program was one of the first clubs to be a WYSA Accredited Youth Academy Accelerated and advanced skill building higher level of Player DevelopmentBetter prepares kids for future Academy and Select/Travel Club programs.Higher level of competitive gamesSatisfies the players desire to play more soccer|
*1/2 year registration - will only include Spring 2019 Season.
**Training and Game Location is dependent on which community program you sign up for. If signing up for Racine, trainings and games will be at SCORe. If signing up for Kenosha, games will be at Anderson Park. Training location has yet TBD.
***U8 players may be invited to participate in WYSA Academy playdates with the AFC Academy program. This may include some travel to area clubs in Southeast Wisconsin. Players participating in the Kenosha Supplemental program will not participate in the WYSA Academy playdates.
****AFC Union Pre-Academy Spring Season Only fees include the participation in 1 Tournament - SCORe Some More Academy Showcase at SCORe in June. Each player is required to complete 3 hours of service hours