U7 & U8 Junior Academy - Boys and Girls

The Maryland United U7 & U8 (Born in 2010, 2011) Junior Academy Program is a 10 month program and consists of 2 training sessions per week.  League games, tournaments & friendly matches, which are on the weekends.

The goal of the Junior Academy Program is to provide a fun, enthusiastic, positive, soccer learning experience through practice and competition.  All players will learn the rules of the game and focus on improving individual technical skill of dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting in a team environment.  Individual and team skill development will be stressed before winning with an insight to long term development.  Players entering at the U8 age level will participate in the game of soccer in format that is both fun and better suited to their development.  The small-sided game approach is the best way to introduce the game to U-8 players. The advantages to small-sided games approach are compelling:  4 v 4 Games.

  • Increases number of ball contacts, fewer players and reduced space;
  • Increases player concentration as the ball is close at all the times;
  • Improves fitness-lively and dynamic tempo;
  • Creates better awareness and greater player flexibility, all play offense and defense;
  • Provides realistic challenges, limited number of players in restricted space creates game-like conditions;
  • The game itself creates soccer techniques so players can improve and enjoy the game;
  • Develops skill, increases the frequency of 1 v 1 matchups;
  • A high number of goals are scored which makes it great fun for children.  Rules are simplified, emphasizes imaginative play; and,
  • Promotes growth and appreciation for the game of SOCCER.
  • Preparation for the U9 age group (7v7).  

We understand how important the development is for youth players in our program because they are the future of our club.

  • League Games (Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • 2/3 Tournaments
  • Friendly Games
  • Winter Futsal training and games
  • 2 Weekly Training Sessions (3 seasons)


$795 Full Year, from August 25, 2017  ($225 Initial fee, remaining in 8 payments @ $71.25, if paid in full a 5% discount will be given).  

$400 Half Year, from Feb 1, 2018  ($200 Initial fee, remaining 2 payments $100)

Register Here for U7 & U8 Jr. Academy


For questions about our program please feel free to call or email us:

Junior Academy Program Director

Daniel Villagran

240.346.9613 | danny@villasports.org

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