Knox Crush Soccer Academy Ages 3-8 Years


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. 



$65 for ages 3-4, $100 for ages 5-6 and $150 for ages 7-8 for 8 weeks of training and games, including an end of season Jamboree.

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 **30 minute practice followed by 30 minute game.  Once per week.**

5/6 Mini Mites practice 1 hour, one night per week, plus games on Saturday. 

7/8 Year Old Junior Mites practice 2x per week, Monday and Wednesday 5:30pm at Bearden Adaptive.  Games on Saturday.


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

Enroll now for the Spring 2019 Soccer Academywhich begins Monday, March 11 and runs through May 11. To register, click Spring 2019 Soccer Academy. The fee is just $100 for ages 3-6 and $150 for ages 7-8 for eight weeks of training and games.  



WHEN: Meet and Greet week of March 4th.  Training will start March 11th.  Games will start March 30th. 


Important Dates:  Academy will be closed for Spring Break March 16-23


Practice & Locations:

Ages 3-6  choose between Ebenezer United Methodist and Bearden Adaptive (see addresses above)

Ages 7-8 Bearden Adaptive, 5719 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919


  • Ages 3-4 have a change this season.  Along with lower fees, the children will have a 30 minute practice and 30 minute game once per week.
  • Ages 5-6 choose practice days of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday; and choose times, either 5:30pm or 6:40pm.  (You will pick a day and a time when you register online and that will be your child’s day and time to train for the season.  Register early, as we do have a maximum capacity for each practice time.)  Games on Saturday.
  • Ages 7-8 train twice per week: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm.  All practices and games at Bearden Adaptive.


All Games are held at your practice location

*Some 9-year-olds may participate with 7- and 8-year-olds as a transition to competitive soccer.

End-of-Season Jamboree Celebration on May 11th


$100 for Pre-Mites (age 3-4) and Mini-Mites (age 5-6) includes two game day shirts for new players

$150 for Junior Mites (age 7-8 to cover league entry fees) New Players receive two game jerseys.


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 15 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.

Our Philosophy

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. ENROLL NOW



Contact John Giles, Academy Director with any questions:  

865-408-7308 x2 

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