AcademyAcademy Schedule can be access by selecting the following link:
Academy Mission StatementThe District 4 Academy League was created to provide a quality soccer experience for players between the ages of 6 through 9 who are making the transition from recreational soccer to competitive soccer through this developmental program. Our mission is to provide a safe, fun and instructional environment that promotes player development and fair play. Alignment of teams will be done at coaches meeting before both seasons in fall and spring.
General InformationAge requirement for the 2011-2012 seasons:
U7 players born between 8/2004 through 7/2005
U8 players born between 8/2003 through 7/2004
U9 players born between 8/2002 through 7/2003
Game schedules: Teams may play anytime during the week, Monday thru Friday. Teams often only will play once during the week, however it is not uncommon to have a week where 2 games may have been scheduled. Academy no longer takes coach requests into consideration. Game day rosters will be used instead of cards.
Coaching: Coaches and assistant coaches in the Academy league must either have an E license or E waiver on file. E waivers are good for only 1 year from the date issued. Teams must have an assistant coach on roster to be present for games in which the head coach may not attend.
Registration fee: $70 per player
Scoring: Academy does not keep score
Roster Size: U7 min =5 max=8 U8/9 min=6 max= 10 U10/11 min=8 max=14
Referees: The Academy uses 1 center referee
Referee Fee: $10 fee per team, per game to be paid at time of Game. Failure to show up for your games does not excuse the ref fee.
U7 games will consist of 4 10 minute quarters with a 2 min break in between the 1/2 and 3/4 quarters. There will be a 5 min halftime.
U8/9 games will consist of 2- 25 min halves with a 5 min halftime Field Sizes: U7 field = 46x30 with 6x121/2 goals.
U8/9 field = 60x40 with 6x18 goals Ball Size: U7 uses a size 3 U8/9 uses a size 4
Rules: All players MUST be permanent players on roster, no loaning, guest playing or borrowing of players for league play.
U7 may NOT play “up” into the other age brackets
U7 teams will ONLY play other U7 teams
Academy is open to both club and independent teams
Games will not be cancelled due to inclement weather. ONLY the referee or city can cancel a game
All rescheduling MUST be done through the assigned referee coordinators and in cooperation of both teams.