YOUTH DEVELOPMENT JUNOR ACADEMY

Regional training for Girls ages 5 to 10

One of the main goals of FC Boston is to develop youth players. Many experts agree that the most important soccer development occurs between the ages of 5 and 9. Unfortunately, many kids in those age groups don’t receive proper instruction. For this reason, we are dedicated to properly educating and developing players in this age range in what we call the Junior Academy.

Age Appropriate Learning Environment
In Junior Academy, our professional staff ensures that players learn the proper development skills; technical, tactical, physical, and psychological.  All players will be accepted and will train in small groups broken up by age and ability. No player will be "cut" from the program.  The primary focus at this level is the development of fundamental skills in a fun environment with the beginnings of structured team play. The Junior Academy aims to improve every player’s skills to achieve their maximum potential at their own individual pace. 

Building Philosophy through Implementation

Our curriculum emphasizes technique training intended to strengthen dribbling, passing, ball control, and creativity.  Team play and spirit are fostered through group exercises. We also introduce the concept of “possession of the ball for a purpose,” helping young players learn that soccer is much more enjoyable (and effective) when their team keeps the ball and works toward scoring and defending.

Growing the Junior Academy

Players from the Junior Academy will serve as a feeder system into our Scorpions girls NEP level teams.

Junior Academy Participation

All Junior Academy players (entry level players U10 and younger not assigned to teams) will have the option of joining for a portion of the year instead of the entire year. Players will have the option of joining for these time periods:

  • Sept to November - FALL program
  • January to Mid-March - WINTER program
  • Mid-March to end of May - SPRING program
  • Or, players may simply join for the entire year

Note: The level of activity is not consistent for the entire year; December and June/July in particular are a little less active than the other parts of the year.

 


 

REGIONAL CONTACTS & REGISTRATION (GIRLS PROGRAM) 
 

EAST
Girls East Director: Danielle Gordan - daniellegordon@fcboston.org- 617-981-1303
East Player Registration:
https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=50168&Type=PLAYER


MetroWest
Girls MetroWest Director: Nick Rugnetta - nickrugnetta@fcboston.org - 781-267-4721
MetroWest Player Registration: 
https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=50169&Type=PLAYER


Central Mass
Girls Central Asst. Director: Evan Burokas - 
evanburokas@fcboston.org - 508-353-3513
Central Player Registration (WINTER): https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=53226&Type=PLAYER
Central Player Registration: (FALL / SPRING):  https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=50171&Type=PLAYER


Boston
Girls Boston Director: (please contact: 
Danielle Gordan - daniellegordon@fcboston.org- 617-981-1303 )
Boston Player Registration: https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=50170&Type=PLAYER


North
Girls Asst. North Director: Mo Keita - MoKeita@FCBoston.org
 - 603-996-1294
North Player Registration:  https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=50172&Type=PLAYER


South
Contact: Kim Herfert - kkiley@cox.net
 


 

General Information

Our Junior Academy covers two geographic areas. The Braintree area was the original Scorpion area and remains our home base. ’MetroWest’ is based roughly in the Millis/Hopkinton/Medway area. Central is operating JA programs in Princeton/Sturbridge/Auburn/East Brookfield areas. 

Three teams that were developed in the Scorpions Junior Academy have been ranked #1 in the USA. Six have been ranked in the top 10 in the USA (in 16 years of developing teams).

 

Junior Academy Participation

Starting January 1st, 2015 all Junior Academy players (entry level players U10 and younger not assigned to teams) will have the option of joining for a portion of the year instead of the entire year. Players will have the option of joining for these time periods:

Boston, East, MetroWest (Girls)

  • July 1 to end November, $350
  • January 1 to Mid-March, $350
  • Mid-March to end of May, $350
  • Or, players may simply join for the entire year for $1050

Girls Boston & East Director: Danielle Gordan - daniellegordon@fcboston.org- 617-981-1303
Girls MetroWest Director: Nick Rugnetta - nickrugnetta@fcboston.org - 781-267-4721
 

Central (Girls)
We will have four (4) seasons that players can enroll in.  We encourage players to enroll in every season, but commitment is on a per season basis.

  • Fall:  September to October, $175
  • Winter 1: November - January 1 to Mid-March, $175
  • Winter 2: January - March, $175
  • Spring: April to June, $175
  • Or, players may simply join for the entire year for $700

Girls Central Asst Director: Evan Burokas - evanburokas@fcboston.org - 508-353-3513

 

Note: The level of activity is not consistent for the entire year; November and December in particular are a little less active than the other parts of the year.