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Academy U9-U10

T&C Sports Academy Team Photo

The T&C Soccer Academy is the second step on the Player Development Pathway at Town & Country Soccer, it forms a bridge between the Recreational and Select programs and is a crucial part of our Player Development Pathway.


Player Development Pathway

T&C Sports Academy Player Development

Our Academy Program is built on a player centric model where individual development is our primary focus, we teach the players the technique and tactics they require at this age in a professional developmental environment.

T&C Sports Academy Defense Photo
T&C Sports Academy Offense Photo

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.

Program Details

  • Spring Season begins on February 1st
  • The season is 12 weeks long with a week off at Spring Break
  • Spring Season ends on May 1st
  • Players will train twice a week on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:15 - 6:30
  • A third Skills Session will be available on Mondays for 6 weeks during the season*
  • Practice is designed and lead by our professional coaching staff
  • Players may wear their own soccer gear to practice, there is no practice uniform
  • Assistant Parent Coaches are encouraged to be a part of the program
  • Players are required to purchase an Academy uniform for games - purchase uniform here
  • Players will play a minimum of 8 Development League games per season on a Sunday afternoon
  • Some players will be chosen to represent T&C Soccer on our CAYSA Academy teams
  • U9 & U10 CAYSA Academy teams compete on Saturdays against local talent in the Austin area

*This Skills Session is a part of the recreational raining program (PASS). During the Fall 2020 Season this program did not run due to COVID-19 precautions, this Skills Session may not run during the Spring 2021 season.

Date Day Subject
1/31 Sunday Registration Closes
2/1 Monday Parent Meeting
2/2 Tuesday Practice Begins
2/21 Sunday Development League Game Day 1
2/28 Sunday Development League Game Day 2
3/6 Saturday CAYSA Game Day 1
3/7 Sunday Development League Game Day 3
3/13 Saturday CAYSA Game Day 2
3/14 Sunday Development League Game Day 4
3/21 Sunday Spring Break (No Games)
3/27 Saturday CAYSA Game Day 3
3/28 Sunday Development League Game Day 5
4/3 Saturday CAYSA Game Day 4
4/4 Sunday Easter Sunday (No Games)
4/10 Saturday CAYSA Game Day 5
4/11 Sunday Development League Game Day 6
4/17 Saturday CAYSA Game Day 6
4/18 Sunday Development League Game Day 7
4/24 Saturday CAYSA Game Day 7
4/25 Sunday Development League Game Day 8
4/28 Thursday Practice Ends
5/1 Saturday CAYSA Game Day 8
5/8 Saturday Bring a Friend Scrimmages
5/9 Sunday Bring a Friend Scrimmages
5/11 Monday U11 Tryouts (2011 Birth Year)
5/12 Tuesday U11 Tryouts (2011 Birth Year)

THE T&C SOCCER ACADEMY IS AN INVITE ONLY PROGRAM

FOR REGISTRATION OR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE

ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Richard Swain

swain.rich@gmail.com

512-431-1831

At T&C Soccer we truly believe that the child comes first, we work hard to ensure that all of the players are placed in a developmentally appropriate environment. We train as a pool of players and mix the training groups up from week to week, this ensures variety in competition and maximizes player development.

T&C Sports Academy Throw In Photo
T&C Sports Academy Team Talk Photo

For games we run our own development league on a Sunday afternoon, these are for all players who are registered in the program. These games are developmental and we do not keep the scores, we change the teams around from week to week to maximize player development and new friendships. We work with the players and help them understand the game and their role and responsibilities on the team.

T&C Sports Academy Coach Talk Photo
T&C Sports Academy Soccer Team Training Photo

We also place a number of teams in the CAYSA Academy League, this is a local area league consisting of teams from other organizations around Austin. We place our stronger players who have usually had more experience and practice on these teams. Players must be selected from the development league to participate in additional games within the CAYSA Academy League.

Training Curriculum Map

Below is a breakdown of our weekly training curriculum map so you can see exactly what our coaches will be working on with the players throughout the season.

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

THE T&C SOCCER ACADEMY IS AN INVITE ONLY PROGRAM

FOR REGISTRATION OR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE

ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Richard Swain

swain.rich@gmail.com

512-431-1831