U8 players (6 or 7 years old born between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010) have the choice to continue with the basic Developmental Program or progress to the U8 Developmental Academy. The Developmental Academy offers an accelerated opportunity for individual and team development through more focused and challenging practices led by a PSC Professional Staff Coach. Each team in the Developmental Academy is assigned a PSC professional senior staff coach who ensures the players receive the highest quality training during practices and provides coaching and feedback during games.
U8 age group (coed).
- 10-week season in fall; 10-week season in spring
- 2 instructional sessions per week: 1 session with PSC senior staff and 1 session with parent-coach
- Ratio of players to coaches will be 8 to 1
Cost for the U8 Developmental Academy is $250 per year and includes training costs and games for both the fall and spring seasons. Players are required to purchase uniforms which includes a jerseys, game shorts, and game socks. Costs will be prorated for players wishing to join in the spring.
The Developmental Academy is open to any girl or boy that is 7 years old (born in 2009). Players that are 6 years old (born in 2010) may join if given special dispensation by the PSC Technical Director. Players that are born before 2009 are too old for the U8 Developmental Academy and should consider our U9-U10 Academy Program.
Two practices a week will be held at the PSC Soccer Complex. Games are played on Saturdays at the PSC soccer complex.