WHAT WE DO
Our Academy League coaches teach children the preliminaries of competitive soccer, sportsmanship, and team play. We offer children the experience of playing on a team, while focusing on player development and fun. All our practices and games lay the foundation for competitive soccer in a relaxed atmosphere. To make sure our players stay fit and active year-round, we provide indoor sessions during the harsh winter. During the spring and fall, we take advantage of our outdoor fields.
WHAT'S ON NOW
SPRING 2020 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Meet & Greet the week of March 9th
Practices begin March 23rd. (No practice fall break week March 16th-20th)
Games begin March 28th.
Season Ending Jamboree May 9th at Bearden Adaptive
$65 for ages 3-4 (Practice & game combined. No Saturday games)
$100 for ages 5-6 (1 practice per week & Saturday games at practice location)
$150 for ages 7-8 (2 practices per week & Saturday games at practice location)
New 3-6 year old players receive 2 uniform shirts.
New 7-8 year olds receive two jerseys and will need to provide own dark shorts/socks for game days.
3/4 Pre-Mites meet 1x per week. 30 minute practice, 30 minute game, no Saturday games.
5/6 Mini Mites practice 1x per week, Saturday games. Choose location & time.
7/8 Year Old Junior Mites practice 2x per week, Monday and Wednesday 5:30pm at Bearden Adaptive School.
* Saturday rainouts may be moved to the Crushplex Indoor Facility 1501 Kirby Road
***The 6:40 sessions may be consolidated if registration numbers are low
If your child is age seven and the program he or she was in last season is not challenging, the Intermediate Academy program might be for you. This program is designed for stronger kids that are already for competitive soccer. They will have two practices a week and play games Saturdays in a league playing other club teams. If you feel your child might be ready for this program please contact our Academy Director Johnny Giles to discuss.
PLEASE CONTACT JOHNNY GILES AT JGILES@KNOXVILLEFC.ORG
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Bearden Adaptive School (KAEC)
5719 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
1001 Ebenezer Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923
If you have a 9 year old, please contact John Giles 865-408-7308 x2 to discuss team options
WHAT TO BRING
Players ages 3 to 6 years should bring a size 3 soccer ball for practices.
Players ages 7-8 should bring a size 4 soccer ball for practices.
All players should wear shin guards with long soccer socks that go over the shin guards
All players should bring water to drink during water breaks
Newly Revised Curriculum
Coach John Giles has 16 years coaching experience for ages 3-12 at all skill levels. Together with Coach Casey Shanklin and Coach Haylie Smith, he has developed a comprehensive curriculum designed to move our Academy players from their starting point to the next level of profiency in soccer skills and game awareness.
We strive to instill a love of soccer. We will instruct your player on the fundamental skills necessary to develop as an athlete, teammate, and a soccer player. We want to see your child outgrow our program and move onto more challenging teams. We prepare your player for their next steps in soccer or other athletic endeavors.
Contact John Giles, Academy Director with any questions:
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