AHFC Academy - PDF
The Academy program will introduce, develop and educate young players in the game of soccer. The Albion Hurricanes FC (AHFC) Academy will assist in the development of players who will have a passion and understanding of the game even if they do not aspire to play at the next level within or outside of the club. We will teach the players to love and enjoy the game from an early age, in the hope that they will stay involved in the game as a spectator, parent, coach, referee, volunteer, or play recreationally.
The Academy will provide a safe, enjoyable training and learning environment for each player. The training will be based around the technical fundamentals of soccer and the curriculum will be made up of age related activities that are based around the USSF National Youth License, USYSA and UEFA programs.
To assist in developing the participation, quality and enjoyment of soccer in our Academy we will:
- Provide Players with quality training.
- Provide players with a safe and professional training environment.
- Provide all players regardless of ability the chance to play soccer.
- Educate and develop players, parents and administrators in National, State and Club policies on youth soccer development.
The Academy Curriculum will teach the fundamentals of technical play in the game of soccer. We will also use warm ups to develop our players with speed, agility and quickness through fun games and activities. We will build our sessions around the US National Youth License and the English FA Level 1 and Soccer Star training practices.
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The concept of the AHFC Academy Training Curriculum is to build learning blocks around the specific technical elements of soccer and the training needs and demands of the player. The training will be age specific and the activities in the training will be tailored to the learning and technical abilities of the player.
The AHFC Curriculum will be based on an annual program that will be conducted in 6 week cycles. The curriculum will be reviewed every 6 weeks to ensure that it is meeting the needs of the players.
Measurements of Success
The success of the Academy Curriculum will be measured by:
- The amount of players retained.
- The amount of players introduced.
- The amount of players who progress to competitive soccer.
- The amount of players who progress to older recreation soccer.
The following techniques and skills will be developed through fun and challenging soccer practices:
- Running with the ball.
- Turning with the ball.
- Dribbling, moves and fakes with the ball.
- Shooting the ball.
- Passing and Receiving the ball.
- Heading the ball.
The AHFC Academy will be one of the main priorities for the club. It will provide the player foundation for the longevity of the club. We will introduce soccer to the young people and parents in the community by providing a safe, fun and professional training environment where players can enjoy and develop their soccer skills and techniques without fear of failure or pressure from over enthusiastic adults.
AHFC has 2 campuses; Main and West. The Main campus players train at the Campbell Road fields. The West campus players train at Katy Park.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the Academy and Recreational Programs?
The Academy program is designed as the next level for a player who is ready to progress from Recreational Soccer to a more progressive training and playing program. The Albion Hurricanes FC Academy is a center of training excellence where players are trained twice weekly by professional licensed full time staff members. They are grouped by ability level and their progress monitored through bi-annual technical evaluations. They play games against other Clubs Academy teams and their progress in games is monitored by a professional trainers. This program is a great introduction to competitive soccer.