JUNIOR ACADEMY AND RCL

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About Junior Academy

PacNW places a high level of importance on the technical development of young players. Skills development at these ages is critical to future success, and consequently our priority in the Junior Academy is specific skills development of each player that attends.

PacNW offers two programs for our youngest players, the U8 & U9 Junior Academy Program and the U9 RCL program. To learn more about the differences between these programs, please visit our FAQ

The U8 & U9 Junior Academy Program serves as an experiential bridge between recreational and premier soccer skills, while providing players, parents, and guardians a proper introduction to a professional coaching culture. Several season specific options are available within the Junior Academy program.

The U8 & U9 RCL Program provides a premier level experience for girls and boys birth year 2014 & 2015. Placement on these teams is via traditional tryouts held in April.  If you are interested in having your child join U9 RCL please contact Viet Nguyen.

 

 

FAQ

What Is The Difference Between RCL and Junior Academy?

U8/U9 Junior Academy

  • This program is open to all and very flexible, with families having 4 choices:
    • All Year (May-April)
    • Fall/Summer (May – November)
    • Summer Camp (June – July)
    • Winter/Spring (January – April)
  • This program includes all non-RCL U8 and U9’s.
  • Teams practice Mon & Wed, 5:15-6:30, at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila
  • This will be run similar to how the Junior Academy currently operates
    • Players all train together in a pool.
    • Players may join throughout the year on a rolling basis.
    • Rosters formed just prior to the Fall season and revisited in the Winter based on development needs of players and changes in player counts.
  • For league play, teams compete on Sundays in our region’s Junior Academy league.

U8/U9 RCL

  • This option is an all-year program. The U8/U9 RCL season is May – April.
  • There will be traditional tryouts for these teams over two days (in Spring)
  • This program will include our  top two U8/U9 teams  – for both boys and girls.
  • The RCL U8/U9 teams practice at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Mon & Wed, 5:00-6:30.
  • Teams participate in the Regional Club league (RCL). The majority of PacNW teams participate in this league.
  • Players will be selected into a “pool” for the summer, with both coaches working with the pool.
    • In the summer, rosters will be formed for the 2 teams for the Fall RCL Season
    • In December or January, the coaches will revisit those rosters to see if any movement needs to take place for the best interest of the players

Who Should I Contact With Questions?

Junior Academy Staff

Youth Director: Viet Nguyen
Youth Technical Asst Director: Eugene Poublon
Jr. Academy Coordinator: Axel Flaten

RCL Registrar: Robin Hautamaki
Jr. Academy Registrar: Serwaah Fordjour
Jr. Academy Manager: Cindi Dodd

Register for U8 Programs (Birth Year 2015)

 
U8 JR. ACADEMY
YEAR ROUND PROGRAM
U8 JR. ACADEMY
SUMMER/FALL PROGRAM
U8 JR. ACADEMY
SUMMER CAMP
TRYOUTSThe Jr. Academy accepts new players all year.
For more information contact Axel Flaten .
The Jr. Academy accepts new players all year.
For more information contact Axel Flaten .
Registration Deadline: Mon. June 13th
START/END Start Date: June 2022
End Date: April TBD
Start Date: June 2022
End Date: Nov 2022
Start Date: June 22nd
End Date: July 24th
STRUCTURETraining 2x per week
Mon & Wed 5:15-6:30pm
Fall/Spring Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
Training 2x per week
Mon & Wed 5:15-6:30pm
Fall Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
Training 2x per week Mon & Wed 5:15-6:30pm
(no training July 4th-8th)
REGISTERTo register contact the Jr. Registrar .To register contact the Jr. Registrar .To register contact the Jr. Registrar .
COSTCost $1200
(Includes $120 registration)
Additional Cost - uniform
(one-time purchase)
Cost $840
(Includes $120 registration)
Additional Cost - uniform
(one-time purchase)
Cost $155
(Registration fee waived for Summer Camp only)
Includes 2 PacNW cotton t-shirts.
SEASONSouth Sound League
Summer Trainings/Jamborees:
June - Mid August
Fall Season: Sept - Nov (approx. 9 games)
Winter Break: 11/21 - 1/18
Spring Season: Jan - April (approx. 7 games)
South Sound League
Summer Trainings/Jamborees:
June - Mid August
Summer Breaks:
Fall Season: Sept - Nov (approx. 9 games)
TOURNAMENTS/
JAMBOREES
2 jamboree events. No additional charge for jamborees2 jamboree events. No additional charge for jamborees1 jamboree event. No additional charge for jamborees.
NOTESPlease note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate. Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.

Register for U9 Programs (Birth Year 2014)

 Boys/Girls U9 RCL - YEAR ROUND PROGRAMBoys U9 JUNIOR ACADEMY
YEAR ROUND PROGRAM
Boys U9 JUNIOR ACADEMY
SUMMER/ FALL PROGRAM
U9 JUNIOR ACADEMY
SUMMER CAMP
TRYOUTSContact Viet Nguyen for more informationThe Jr. Academy accepts new players all year.
For more information:
Boys U9 contact Axel Flaten
Girls U9 contact Viet Nguyen
The Jr. Academy accepts new players all year.
For more information:
Boys U9 contact Axel Flaten
Girls U9 contact Viet Nguyen
Registration Deadline: Mon. June 13th
START/ENDStart Date: June 2022
End Date: April TBD
Start Date: June 2022
End Date: April TBD
Start Date: June 2022
End Date: April TBD
Start Date: June 22nd
End Date: July 24th
STRUCTURETraining 2 x per week
Fall/Spring Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff. May require third practice on specific weeks.
Training 2x per week
Mon & Wed 5:15-6:30pm
Fall/Spring Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
Training 2x per week
Mon & Wed 5:15-6:30pm
Fall Season Games
Technical training
PacNW coaching staff
Training 2x per week
(no training July 4th-8th)
Mon & Wed 5:15-6:30
PacNW coaching staff
REGISTERContact Viet Nguyen for more informationTo register contact the Jr. Registrar .To register contact the Jr. Registrar .To register contact the Jr. Registrar .
COSTCost $1800
(Includes $300 registration)
Additional Cost - uniform
(one-time purchase)
Cost $1500
(Includes $200 registration)
Additional Cost - uniform
(one-time purchase)
Cost $1070
(Includes $200 registration)
Additional Cost - uniform
(one-time purchase)
Cost $155
(Registration fee waived for
Summer Program only)
Includes 2 PacNW cotton t-shirts
SEASONRCL League
Fall Season: Sept - Nov (approx. 9 games)
Winter Break TBD - follows U10 RCL schedule.
Spring Season Jan- April (approx. 7 games)
South Sound League
Fall Season: Sept - Nov (approx. 9 games)
Winter Break 11/21 - 1/18
Spring Season Mid Jan - April (approx. 7 games)
South Sound League
Summer Trainings:
End May - Mid August
Summer Breaks:
July 4-8; August 15-19
Fall Season: Sept - Nov (approx. 9 games)
TOURNAMENTS/
JAMBOREES
2 jamboree events.
No additional charge for jamborees.
2 jamboree events.
No additional charge for jamborees.
2 jamboree events.
No additional charge for jamborees.
1 jamboree events.
No additional charge for jamborees.
NOTESPlease note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.Please note, to complete registration you will need a headshot photo of your child as well as a birth certificate.

Do Players Need To Be At A Certain Skill Level To Join A Team?

All levels welcome!

All skill levels are welcome at PacNW’s Junior Academy. U8 & U9 RCL teams are selected through tryouts, but any player is welcome to join the Junior Academy Teams.

PacNW offers many tutorial videos for players to practice essential skills.  These are not required, but regularly practicing these skills will help players improve fundamental skills.

One series offers sequential videos that increase in difficulty, where players should challenge themselves to master each level before moving to the next. Other videos on PacNW’s Junior Academy Youtube page, offer tutorials on specific moves.

All players need is a ball and determination!

U8-U12 Program Overview Video