GIRLS ACADEMY (GA) PROGRAM


 

 

Girls Academy (GA)

The Girls Academy (GA) is the leading youth development platform for the best female soccer players in the United States. The GA is the only National Youth Soccer platform that represents the collective vision of member and members clubs and actively engages the voice of the players to take real ownership in the GA. This collaborative philosophy creates a culture guided by a shared set of core values, which produces an unparalleled experience uniquely designed in the best interest of the players. The GA embraces the desire of club members and GA players alike to maintain an unrivaled standard of excellence in coaching, competition, and regional and national showcase events throughout the year. Lastly, the GA is committed to cultivating an environment that empowers each player to reach their best potential as an exceptional athlete and human being.  By celebrating the player's journey with a lifelong love of the game through competition, showcases, and camaraderie. 

 

 

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Program Goal

To develop world-class players and coaches in an effort to place them at the college, professional and National team levels.

 

Program Objectives

To provide the best environment for world-class development. We commit to:

  • Putting the players first
  • Hiring and developing the best coaching staff
  • Developing a winning mentality
  • Staying on the forefront of innovation
  • Playing attractive soccer
  • Teaching the game in a holistic way
  • Being transparent
  • Doing what’s right
  • Improving every day
  • The future and constant innovation

 

Core Values

 

Program Structure
Youth to College, National Team, Professional Pathway

We offer a progressive pathway for players at the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U19, and semi-pro (WPSL) level. Through this structure, we have the ability to fast-track player development and promote youth players. With a commitment to innovation and high-performance, along with optimal structure and resources, we are the model club for player and coach development in the United States.

 

Vertical Integration

The Girls Academy is connected and aligned with the other areas of the club in order to facilitate proper player development. This requires a consistent training curriculum and methodology. Our coaches collaborate and create the ideal training and game playing scenarios for each player in the program.

 

Professional Staff

ALBION SC hires and attracts experienced coaches that have played and coached at the most elite levels. These coaches are all credentialed with a US Soccer A or B license and are experienced with elite level programming and team management. Our staff includes the following positions:

  • Technical Director
  • Academy Director
  • Academy Administrator
  • College Placement Director
  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach
  • Goalkeeper Coach
  • Sports Performance Coach

 

Philosophy

We believe in an age-based developmental philosophy that can be defined as follows:

Train to Learn.
U13-U14. At this stage players are primed for the long-term demands of the 11v11 game. During this period, there is heavy emphasis on technical and soccer IQ components of the game. Our teaching is geared towards perfecting our game model and style of play. We strive to develop a winning mentality every day.

Train to Compete.
U15. At this stage players are better prepared for the physical and mental demands of the 11v11 game. While we continue to perfect our game model and style of play, we will  introduce different tactical elements that give us the competitive advantage over our opponents. We compete every day and exude a winning mentality in everything that we do.

Train to Win.
U16-U19. At this stage players are ready to compete and must show the desire to win at all times. We will showcase our players and teams at the highest levels possible.
 

GA Resources and Initiatives

  • Financial assistance for players that qualify
  • Individual Development Plans for each player
  • Access to all home game footage
  • Classroom access for team meetings and video analysis
  • Position-specific training
  • Age-based developmental model
  • Comprehensive curriculum and teaching methodology


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