U8 Academy Center

Program Information

The CSC U8 Academy Center is focused on introducing young players to professional coaching and technical development. The training environment is perfect for players who love the game of soccer and are interested in learning new skills under the guidance of licensed coaching staff. Players are encouraged to additionally participate in the U8 CSC Recreation Program to experience regular game play. Players can participate in single seasons to gauge interest in the Academy.

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

  • Tournament/Jamboree Allowance 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 Coaches | Peter James, Nathaniel Stafford

U8 Academy Center Schedules & Additional Information


  • U8 Academy Center players will participate in 2-3 Friendlies Per Season | Fall | Spring


U8 Academy Center Training Sessions

  • Training will be every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 at the Culpeper Sports Complex   

  • Spring 2019 Season Training Dates | 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15

  • Professional Weekly Training Session With Licensed Coaching Staff | 8 Total Sessions Per Season | Fall | Spring

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

  • Times are subject to change based on daylight savings, field availability, etc.


2018/2019 U8 Academy Center Fees


  • U8 Academy Center | $75.00 Per Season | Fall | Winter | Spring



U8 Academy Center Registration

Spring 2019 U8 Academy Center

  • Professional Weekly Training with Licensed Coaching Staff
  • Training every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Culpeper Sports Complex
  • 8 Sessions from March 27 through May 15
  • Players born in 2011 and 2012

U8 Spring - Boys

Registration closes on 03/04/2019 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/27/2018 to 05/15/2019

U8 Spring - Girls

Registration closes on 03/04/2019 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/27/2018 to 05/15/2019