Academy (U9-U10)

  • To help parents decide which is most appropriate, Rec or Academy; below are the characteristics of typical players who would participate in an Academy program.  If your child displays a majority of them, they are probably more suited to that level of play.  However, it should be noted that during a player's soccer development, they may move back and forth between Academy and Level 3 play.
  • Demonstrates sound technical skills (ball control, dribbling, shooting)
  • Physically stronger, athletically quicker than most players within their age group
  • High level of coordination and good agility
  • During games is aggressive in their attitude and approach to getting involved and tends to dominate play
  • Demonstrates high level of focus and concentration during practices and games
  • Started to narrow down the number of extra-curricular activities
  • Soccer is a high priority
  • Practices with a ball on own time outside scheduled games and practices
  • U09 player who will try out for the U11 competitive age group in the following year
  • Practices will be held 3 nights per week. Two of the training sessions will be done as an age group and lead by the Academy coaches.
  • Players are expected to make at least 2 practices per week. 
  • Practice location is TBD, travel may be required for practice
  • We ask you make a year long commitment to Academy (Fall and Spring)
  • Separate uniforms from IST uniforms may be required to purchase
  • Rules and Regulations can be found under the Coaches tab