East Hudson Soccer Academy
The primary objective of the Academy program is to develop the next generation of soccer players providing them with the tools that will prepare them and make them capable of advancing and being successful at the State, Regional and National Level. The primary goal of the program is PLAYER DEVELOPMENT.
All teams will carry the same name: East Hudson Academy
The full indoor program for the 2015-2016 season will concentrate on the following age groups U11, U12, U13, U14 for both genders. We are also once again having a U10 developmental program this season.
The U15 and older teams will have a limited indoor program but a full outdoor training program. Those teams will focus on attending College Showcase tournaments where our players can begin to be seen by college coaches. The coaches for those teams will be high school or college coaches who have excellent knowledge and experience in the college recruitment process.
The program is designed to supplement all club activities permitting the committed soccer player to gain exposure to a higher level of training than he typically would receive in his/her club team. All of the teams make every effort to avoid conflicts with Club and/or League activities.
The program will be open to all registered players in good standing within the East Hudson region. Once selected for the program, players will be expected to participate in all program activities as well as their respective club activities.
Teams will be formed with rosters of around 20 players. Generally speaking only 18 can participate in any event such as a tournament so that players are constantly competing for playing time. This generally raises everyone’s level of play and makes attendance at activities more meaningful. However every player will participate in at least 2 tournament events.
Tryouts will be held each year as early as possible in the Fall season. The Head Coach in each age group will be provided with a list of coaches with contact information in his/her respective age group in the East Hudson League. It will be the responsibility of each age group Head Coach to maintain a dialogue with such coaches to solicit their support and to ensure that any player capable of participating has not been overlooked in the tryout process.
Generally speaking candidates should have at a minimum a USSF and/or NSCAA National License or Diploma. Playing ability and experience (ability to demonstrate) are also key attributes.
A Head Coach will not be permitted to coach a team in the same age group as his League program assignment. Furthermore a Head Coach will not be permitted to coach a team in a contiguous age group to his League team, i.e. the Boys U11 Head Coach will not be permitted to coach a U10 or U12 boys team in the League.
A training curriculum has been developed for each age group by the Academy Director.
Teams will be organized as early as possible in the Fall season.Indoor practices will begin on or about November 1st.
Initially the program will concentrate on the U10-U14 age groups (Boys and Girls)
Each U11-U14 team will begin indoor practice in November and practice once per week indoors through March. All indoor practices are at the Net in LaGrange. The U10 training will begin in January.
Tournament play will be in the late Spring and Summer with four events. Conflicts with Club/ League/ State Cup play are to be avoided.
Tryouts for the 2015-2016 season For Boys and Girls U15, U16 and U17
November 21 Saturday 5:30pm to 7 pm and
December 6 Sunday 10:45am to 12:15
Golds Gym the NET, 258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Please bring a ball, Shin Guards, and water to tryouts. Plan to arrive early to register. There is a $7.00 fee (cash only) to purchase a numbered tryout shirt.
Players are strongly encouraged to attend both tryouts.
Cost $1200.00: (covering indoor and outdoor training, membership fees, tournament entry fees) plus uniform. Payable over three installments in Nov., Jan. and March.
For additional information about this program please contact Jeff Wexler at firstname.lastname@example.org, East Hudson Academy Director.