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U7 / U8 Academy

Updated Monday January 30, 2017 by Jeannie Blokker.

U07 & U08
Buckingham United
Academy

Boys and Girls! 

Buckingham United’s popular Academy training for IM players on U7 and U8 teams is back this Fall with a few exciting changes!
Our Academy training takes a developmental approach by maximizing each player's time on the ball.  Doing this, players can accelerate both their technical skills and tactical understanding of the game.
Kevin Blokker, Buckingham United's new Director of Coaching will be joining Bree Benedict, Buckingham United's Technical Director, as the Academy staff.  They have created a curriculum that will challenge players in a fun environment. 
 

Highlights of the Program:

  • The Academy is a non-results oriented style of training that promotes development. The purpose is to shield kids from the' win at all cost' mentality that plagues youth sports today, and put the focus back on the enjoyment and growth aspects.
  • The Academy provides professional training by Buckingham United's DOC and TD to give the IM/Recreational player a taste of travel soccer without the added cost and commitment.
  • In the Fall and Spring seasons, the Academy enter teams into festivals that give players a chance to represent not only our Academy but also the future of Buckingham United!

We look forward to seeing you out on the field! Should you have any questions please contact Bree Benedict at bree.benedict@cbaasports.org.

This popular program was created to offer the young aspiring Travel Players an option for additional options.  The Academy has weekly training as well as games festivals with local clubs in the area.  The training sessions are designed to be developmental and fun, and we will be encouraging them to be as creative as possible, and play the most attractive, fun soccer that they can.

A Special Note to Parents:  The CBAA Buckingham United U7/U8 Academy is intended to be a supplement to your child's existing soccer team, and players are strongly encouraged to participate in the CBAA Intramural Soccer season.   The two programs are not mutually exclusive, and players that participate in both will surely benefit from the fun learning environments.  Both programs work together to eliminate scheduling conflicts, making participation in both programs possible. 

Questions?  Contact us!