U10 Academy

Program Information

The CSC U10 Academy Program is designed for players who are transitioning from Recreation Soccer and the U8-U9 Pre-Academy into a more challenging training environment.

Program Goals & Mission

Player Development is the number one priority of the Academy. The long-term goal is to develop players who are capable of competing at the travel soccer level and beyond. The Academy environment is exciting and challenging, and will constantly test our players. As players mature, it is important to place them appropriately to ensure they are encouraged and pushed to achieve their own personal bests. The Academy Program continues to promote fun and fundamentals, while also demanding a strong work ethic, commitment, and passion for the game.

Player Opportunity

  • Licensed Coaches

  • Full-Time Technical Staff

  • Festivals/Jamborees Included

  • Adidas Uniform Sponsorship

  • Scrimmage Fests

  • Top Grade Bermuda Grass Playing Fields

  • Club vs. Club and/or League Play

Academy Player Goals

  • Have the ability to attack and defend as an individual
  • Attempt to play using both feet
  • Be able to show imagination and innovation
  • Ability to identify 1 v 1, 2 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 2, & 3 v 3 situations

Academy Team Goals

  • Know how to attack and defend as a team
  • Be able to play out from the back and be comfortable in possession
  • React quickly in transition (attack to defense / defense to attack)
  • Understand the principles of counter attacking
  • Make the pitch big in possession and control the tempo of the game
  • Be able to make forward passes that cut out the opposition
  • Know how to play quick in and around the box with combination play
  • Know when and how to interchange and rotate positions during a game
  • Have confidence to be creative in wide areas creating 2 v 1’s while looking to combine in the box
  • Have confidence to individually express themselves in the right areas at the right time


Academy Personnel

Director of Coaching and Player Development | Fro Adu

Academy Head Coaches |  Matt Cackowski, Issa Khoury

Academy Assistant Coaches | Tina Abed, Wilson Flores


U10 Academy Schedules & Additional Information



  • U10 Academy players will participate in a combination of League Games and Academy Friendlies | Fall | Spring


U10 Academy Training Sessions

  • Training will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:00 at the Culpeper Sports Complex

  • Professional Weekly Training Sessions With Licensed Coaching Staff | 20-25 Total Sessions Per Season | Fall | Spring

  • Professional Weekly Futsal Training Session With Licensed Coaching Staff | 8 Total Sessions Per Season | Winter

  • Times and dates are subject to change based on daylight savings, field availability, weather cancellations, etc.


U10 Tournaments/Fests

  • 2-3 CCL NextGen Festivals are included in U9-U10 Academy


Academy Preseason Team Camp

  • Preseason Team-Oriented Camp to Prepare for Fall Season
  • Camp Included for U9-U10 Academy Teams at No Additional Cost
  • August 6 & August 7
  • U10 | 6:15 PM-7:30pm
  • August 8
  • U10 | 5:00-6:15 PM
  • Town Hall Informational Presentation for Parents & Players | 6:30-7:30 PM

U9-U10 Spring 2019 Festival Schedule

  • August 24-25 | Glover Park, Glen Allen VA
  • November 2-3 | TBD
  • May 16-17 | TBD

Uniform Fees


  • Required U10 Academy | Approximately $115.00 depending on uniform size

2019/2020 U10 Academy Fees


  • U10 Academy | $725.00
  • $100 Deposit for U10 Academy Players due upon acceptance of invitation
  • 7 Month Payment Plan Available (June-December)

Partial financial assistance is available. Please contact the office administrator at [email protected] for details. Deadline to submit request for financial assistance is 5/25/2019.