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LFC IAA Bay Area Academy Ages and Club teams: U7 - U18 (Under 7 - Under 11): Boys and Girls Teams.
What is an Academy Age Group? An Academy age group is where a select group of players practice together and then every week certain players are selected to play in the age group above, receive additional training, be promoted to attend our Center of Excellence and have the choice to practice up to 11 months of the year. No player is on a set team, but can move up and down based on their development from week to week
What does a non LFC team in the Bay Area look like? A club team in Northern California can be varied and different to LFC; from playing locally with equal playing time to traveling to other states and being very competitive. Teams can also have parents as coaches, professional coaches, play single seasons in a calendar year and go 12 months of the year.
What is an LFC IAA Bay Area Academy Age Group or Club Team? At LFC IAA Bay Area we believe that there must be a plan, a structure, objective and opportunities. This means that we have a development model for players on teams and what they need to be given opportunities. Having a professional coach that is supported, educated and accountable acting as a teacher in soccer and respect. Our belief is that if you want to enjoy something, then having the skills to perform are part of that. So training throughout the year, playing in both seasons, doing tournaments, attending clinics and watching professional soccer are all part of the development model.
LFC IAA Bay Area: U7 - U18 Programs Key Facts
Training Schedule: Academy is 3 times a week for practice.
Game Schedule: Teams will play on average 1 game per weekend for league play. Games can be both Saturday and Sunday.
Play Date/Tournament Schedule: Teams will play on average 6 play dates/tournaments per calendar year including State Cup.
Travel Commitments: Our younger teams usually only travel up to a 30-mile distance for league games and then further once teams get older and achieve more success. We do have teams in our league from Santa Cruz and San Francisco, some away games can be in those locations. Some of our teams do travel to Stay and Play tournaments in other states.
Clinic Programs: Programs that include: Goal keeping, SAQ, Speed Training, Futsal, Center of Excellence, Camps, Striker Training and more
Financial Commitments: In order to have a highly-qualified support staff and professional coaches there will always be a cost, but LFC IAA Bay Area tries to make this affordable to every family. Costs will include Coach Training Fee per month, Club Registration Fee per season, Tournament fee* per player, and equipment. Players are also responsible for purchasing the the full required kit. Items include Home Kit, Away Kit, Practice Kit, Track Suit and Backpack. All players can apply for financial aid or exchange fees for helping the club in areas of need.
LFC IAA Bay Area Player Registration Form and required Documents
*Tournament fees are capped per team based on a budget. Fees over this amount are paid for by the team/players.