Fall 2018 Soccer Academy

Fall 2018 Soccer Academy


Crush Academy is all about giving children the opportunity to touch the soccer ball many  times in a pressure free game situation. Our coaches are skilled in teaching children the preliminaries of competitive soccer, sportsmanship and team play. We offer children the experience of playing on a team, whilst keeping the focus on player development and keeping it fun.

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.


When: Meet and Greet week of August 20th.  

Training will start August 27th.  

Games will start September 8th.  


Important Dates:  Academy will be closed for Fall Break October 6-October 13


Where: Pre-Mites (age 3-4) & Mini-Mites (age 5-6) - LAKESHORE PARK

              Junior Mites (age 7-8) - BEARDEN ADAPTIVE



·Ages 3-6 choose practice days of Monday, Tuesday, 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.) 

·We will be adding a Wednesday 5:30 and 6:40 session for Pre-Mites and Mini-Mites at Magpie Meadow Field at Lakeshore Park

·Ages 7-8 train twice per week: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm


Saturday Morning Games:

Ages 3-4 Pre-Mites and 4-6 Mini-Mites will play intra-club games between 9am and 12pm.

Ages 7-8 Junior Mites  will play games Saturday Mornings against other academy teams within Crush and against other local academy programs.

Season ending Jamboree Celebration on November 3rd


Program cost:

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

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

This can be paid online via our website 


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


Registration will be open June 2018


Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @knoxcrushsocceracademy






US Youth Soccer

US Youth Soccer

Region III