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.
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.
We hope to open summer camps and fall registration soon. If you registered for spring and would like your credit transferred to an upcoming season, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to do that. Alternatively, we will refund your payment if you're unable to play in an upcoming season or camp.
JULY 20th - JULY 23rd
VENUE: Lakeshore Park
Our Fall Academy includes training and an end of season Jamoree. 3/4 year Pre Mites will practice and play with 6-7pm once per week. 5/6 Mini Mites practice once per week and play Saturday games.7/8 Year Old Junior Mites practice 2x per week, Monday and Wednesday 5:30pm at Bearden Adaptive School.
**6:40 sessions are the last to fill, and may be consolidated if the registration numbers are low.
***Saturday rainouts will be relocated to the Crushplex Indoor Facility***
Practices begin August 31. (No practice/games fall break week October 12-17)
Games begin September 12
Season Ending Jamboree October 31 at Bearden Adaptive (KAEC)
$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)
3-6 year old players receive 2 uniform shirts.
7-8 year olds receive two jerseys and will need to provide own dark shorts/socks for game days.
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
Bearden Adaptive School (KAEC)
5719 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
1001 Ebenezer Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923
US Cellular Soccer Fields
800 Cornerstone Dr, Knoxville, TN 37932
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 players that are ready 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.
Contact John Giles, Academy Director with any questions: