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Johnston United Soccer Association


For the 2016 / 2017 Playing Season JUSA is excited to announce the JUSA Academy! This will start in our U9 and U10 age groups as we begin this very important development program for our club.  Here is a brief overview of the Academy Program and some FAQ's.

What is the Academy Program?

  • Academy programs have emerged as a 21st century alternative to the frustrating shortfalls in soccer development displayed by most pre-teens. This void is heavily influenced by coaching quality and the pressures to win at critical periods in the development process.
  • Academy programs seek to improve individual player development, satisfaction and retention, and to build a less pressured youth soccer environment for coaches, adult spectators, and match officials.
The launch of our Academy program coincides and is consistent with US Soccer and US Youth Soccer, which NCYSA is a member, mandates for player development going forward.

What makes the Academy different is that NO scores, results or standings will be kept for the academy program. The focus is on individual development and enjoyment free from standings and the pressure of results. The focus is on the player and his / her individual development. This is very similar to the current JUSA Recreation player development programs up to the U8 age group.

What this means is that pool training/rostering allows the players to be challenged at their own individually DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE levels.

It also allows for the following:

  • The coach the freedom to structure teams and move players so that all games are competitive with no blow-outs
  • If a player is dominating a game and is not challenged he/she can be moved to a game where they are with other players of the same ability/size/speed
  • If a player is not engaged and cannot compete with the other players he/she can be moved to another game with other players of the same ability/size/speed

Players are still part of a team. They are part of a larger team, an Academy!

Key Items:

View and/or download the Welcome to the JUSA Academy Program PDF.
For more information on NCYSA's Academy Program for which JUSA will participate, please click HERE.

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