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Academy (U8-U10)

Our Academy program is the second step on the Player Development Pathway at T&C Soccer. It forms a bridge between the Rec. D4 and Select programs.

This developmental program is built upon a player centric model where individual development is our primary focus. We teach players the tools they require to enjoy the beautiful game in a competitive, developmental environment.

Our coaches work from the US Soccer Training & Planning Curriculum in order to make sure the players are being taught the appropriate information for their age, all sessions are built around the four pillars of the game; technical, tactical, physical and mental.

Children participating in the Academy will be placed on teams according to their skill level. Teams are be formed during the first week of the season and coached by paid trainers. Academy games are typically played at T&C Sports complex and potentially within the greater Austin area.

For new players born in 2014, 2015 or 2016 interested in join the program for the Fall 2023 season, we will be holing Academy Observations on the dates listed below. One at the end of the Spring Season and one prior to the Fall Academy and Recreational seasons. Fall program dates, details and pricing will be updated very soon.


Fall ObservationGirls - Aug 14th
Boys - Aug 15th
5:15 - 6:30 PM
5:15 - 6:30 PM
Register Here for Player Evaluations

Program Details

  • Practice is designed by our DOC and lead by our paid trainers
  • Trainers are expected to present at all practices and league games
  • Parent Assistant Coaches are welcome, please reach out if interested
  • All players are required to purchase an Academy uniform package at approximately $175 in their first season. This uniform is good through Spring 2025 and can be used when they graduate onto a select team.
  • All players must wear T&C practice jersey to practice
  • At the beginning of the season players will be evaluated and place onto teams
  • Academy teams typically compete in a local area travel league against other clubs around Austin on Saturdays (8 weeks)
  • Players will also have the opportunity to  play a minimum of 6 Sunday Scrimmages (additional pick-up games on Sunday afternoons).During  these games we switch the teams up from weeks to week, it’s a great opportunity for the players to make new friends and  learn the game stress free environment



Registering for Academy

To register for Academy a player needs to be invited by the Academy Director, a password will be provided for registration.  Click on the link below to access all soccer registrations.

Soccer Registrations


Aug 14th weekMonday & Wednesday (Girls) 5:15 - 6:30pm
Team Practice Begins (Field 3, 4, 5)
Aug 14th weekTuesday & Thursday (Boys) 5:15 - 6:30pmTeam Practice Begins (Field 3, 4, 5)
Aug 14th weekFirst week of practicePlayer Evaluation/Team Formation (New Players Welcome)
Aug 14th & Aug 15thMonday & Tuesday 6:15pm Field 4SAcademy Parents Meeting
Aug 20thSundayRegistration Closes
Sept 9thSaturdayGame Day 1
Sept 10thSundaySunday Scrimmages Game Day 1
Sept 16thSaturdayGame Day 2
Sept 17thSundaySunday Scrimmages Game Day 2
Sept 23rdSaturdayGame Day 3
Sept 24thSundaySunday Scrimmages Game Day 3
Sept 30thSaturdayGame Day 4
Oct 1stSundaySunday Scrimmages Game Day 4
Oct 7thSaturdayGame Day 5
Oct 8thSundaySunday Scrimmages Game Day 5
Oct 14thSaturdayGame Day 6
Oct 15thSundaySunday Scrimmages Game Day 6
Oct 21stSaturdayGame Day 7
Oct 28thSaturdayGame Day 8
Nov 4thSaturdayGame Day 9 (Regular Season Ends)
Nov 6thMonNew Player Observations (Girls)
Nov 7thTuesNew Player Observations (Boys)
Nov 10-12thSaturday & SundayT&C Fall Challenge (Additional cost for teams)
* Tournaments are at an additional cost to the parent, team registration is roughly $400/tournament split between all the parents on the roster, plus coaches expenses. These fees are typically  somewhere around $40 per family per tournament, as teams get older and more competitive these fees may increase slightly with out of town travel and  hotel expenses.

Training Curriculum Map

WeekTraining Topic
1Passing & Receiving | Scrimmages & Team Formation
2Passing & Receiving | Possession
3Shooting & RWTB | Playing out of the back
4Shooting & RWTB | Playing out of the back
5Turning, Dribbling & 1v1 Attacking | Transition
6Turning, Dribbling & 1v1 Attacking | Transition
7Receiving to turn, Shooting | Combination Play
8Receiving to turn, Shooting | Combination Play
9Ball control, Turning & 1v1 Defending | Finishing in final 3rd
10Ball control, Turning & 1v1 Defending | Finishing in final 3rd
11RWTB, Shielding & Shooting | Defending Principles
12RWTB, Shielding & Shooting | Defending Principles


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