The ICRD Academy program is professionally coached with a focus on developing proper techniques and a complete understanding of the game during the week. On selected weekends throughout the season the teams will compete in "friendlies" with other area clubs as well as festival events. For specific questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ICRD Academy cost is $500 per year and includes the uniform. (Fall/Spring seasons).
The Academy Program philosophy is to emphasize player development over team development and focus on the technical development of each child without the pressures of short-term wins/losses/results. The Academy Program will be designed for the player who wants to develop his or her skills with other players who want to advance their skills alongside players with a matched ability. Training sessions will be fun but also fast paced to keep all players active in the sessions. The Academy will not be for all players, assessments are held to determine which players are ready for the advanced training of the Academy. The Academy will be open to boys and girls 7, 8, & 9 years old (8/1/2002-7/31/2005). The Academy will provide a highly qualified Academy Director- Adam Tipper from Premier UK
Why is ICRD taking this route?
ICRD is looking to create a quality pool of players in the above age groups that can play with other players of matched ability. Thus, benefiting the players and club in the long run as we will have a large group of trained/skilled players to form Classic Teams and skip Challenge level completely. In addition, players within this age and parents don't want to become burnt out to early with travel as it is a long road ahead till U18 soccer.