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Alabama Academy League

Progressing the love for the game

Program Overview

Alabama Academy League announced the formation of the Alabama Academy, a developmental youth soccer league for boys and girls. The league joins boys and girls teams playing in U9, U10, U11, and U12 divisions from local youth clubs, and matches will take place in Spring and Fall. Individual development is prioritized over team progress and success is measured through individual execution of trained skills & concepts. There are no fixed rosters instead, a pool system is utilized for easy roster movement and to reward player improvement.

Program Cost: $300

Evaluation Required

This program is not for everyone. This program is ONLY geared towards those players looking to further develop their soccer skills and abilities. This is a competitive developmental program geared towards players on our developmental pathway. 

General Information

  • No fixed-roster
  • Group training
  • End-of-season trophies presented
  • Player development focused
  • Academy uniform required

Games/Training

  • 2 training sessions per week
  • 1 optional individual skill training session per week
  • Training is 1.5 hours long
  • 2-3 playdates per month
  • 1-2 tournaments per season
  • Licensed Coaches run training sessions

What Players Need

  • Shin Guards
  • Soccer Cleats
  • Water Bottle
  • Size 4 Soccer Ball

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my child need to bring? All Academy players will need a size 4 soccer ball, water bottle, shin guards, and tennis shoes or soccer cleats.

Are uniforms provided? We have established a relationship with Soccer.com for uniform ordering. Once your player's acceptance into the D-League is confirmed, a uniform ordering link will be sent out.

Does every participant receive a trophy? Yes! We do this because our focus is on player development. That trophy doesn't symbolize a winning season for the team, but an individual accomplishment for the player.

Age Cutoffs

Age Group Birthyear

U4

2019
U6 2017-2018
U8 2015-2016
U9 2014
U10 2013
U11 2012
U12 2011
U13 2010
Shane Bell

Shane Bell

Executive Director

Phone: 410.969.8978