Academy is offered to boys and girls ages U7 through U10
West Pasco Youth Soccer Association’s Academy Program is offered to boys and girls ages U7 through U10 that are ready to move from recreational soccer into a curriculum focused on development of skills and techniques. The program, as recommended by USA Soccer and the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA), stresses player development over winning. Interested players are assessed for the program in June and are expected to commit to the program for a full year.

Academy players practice in a team format two nights per week and receive one night of purely technical, speed and agility training at the direction of the Academy Director, designed to help enhance a players physical and mental abilities. Additionally, Academy players interested in the goalie position receive goalkeeping training, taught by experienced goalies from the College and Pro ranks. West Pasco’s Academy Coaches specialize in developing the youngest of players and share their passion for the game. Most are former or current players including the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Saint Leo University Men’s Team; all hold youth coaching licenses and are supported by West Pasco Youth Soccer Association.

The Academy typically plays matches on Saturdays or Sundays during the season against Academy teams from other clubs in the Tampa Bay area. A balance of home and away matches are played. Most teams will play one match on game day. Additionally, Academy teams will enter into a number of Competitive Tournaments throughout the year. These tournaments are highly competitive and offer some of the best competition by attracting programs from around the country. Additionally, every year select West Pasco Youth Soccer Association Academy teams participate in a tournament held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This is truly a memorable experience for the teams, players and families!

West Pasco Youth Soccer Association strongly believes that the U7-U10 Youth Academy Program is the best development option for children leaving recreational level programs. The training program is fun for the kids, yet provides the focus and discipline to help set the foundation for the youth player to achieve higher levels of success in Middle School, High School and College soccer programs.

West Pasco Academy is staffed with high quality coaches that will help teach the players the technical, tactical, mental and physical part of the game in a fun learning environment. It is our belief that fun and enjoyment of the game remains the most important element for success. The players will have the opportunity to train 2-3 times a week and most of the training will be focused on developing the players technical ability, as that is the most important element of a young players development.

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PO Box 1965
New Port Richey, FL 34656