Westfield Soccer Association

U8 Academy - General Info

Who is the program for? 

U8 boys and girls (players born in 2013)

The U8 Academy program is open to players who are serious about mastering and developing their soccer skills in a more competitive environment. The program is designed to inspire young players to learn and develop a passion for the game of soccer.

Players who register for this program should NOT register for the U8 Rec Program.

The main objective of the WSA U8 Academy is to promote and emphasize the technical abilities of young soccer players; at this age mainly dribbling skills. Why dribbling skills? Dribbling is the foundation for all the other fundamental skills of soccer, such as controlling, passing and shooting. It takes years to become a comfortable and confident dribbler. Players have to learn to combine body control, agility, coordination and balance with the mechanics of dribbling and the sooner they start the better.


When and where is the program held?

All players are provided the opportunity to take part in 2 practice sessions during the week (3:45-4:45PM or 5:00-6:00PM) for 7 weeks. The practice times for both the boys and girls can be found below the program dates.

On Sundays the players will be divided over teams to play 3v3 or 4v4 games. These games take place somewhere from 10:00am - 11:00am Boys and 11:15am - 12:15am Girls.

2021 Fall Schedule - FINAL DATES TO BE DETERMINED (2020 dates listed below for informational purposes) 

Tuesday Thursday Sunday

Girls @ Memorial Field

Boys @ Memorial Field

Boys @ Upper Tamaques Park

Boys@  Memorial Field

Girls @ Memorial Field 

Girls @ Upper Tamaques Park


Week Tuesday Thursday Sunday
1 8-Sep 10-Sep 13-Sep
2 15-Sep 17-Sep 20-Sep
3 22-Sep 24-Sep 27-Sep
4 29-Sep 1-Oct 4-Oct
5 6-Oct 8-Oct 11-Oct
6 13-Oct 15-Oct 18-Oct
7 20-Oct 22-Oct 25-Oct


What equipment do players need?

Singuards, appropritae footwear (preferably soccer cleats), soccer ball, water bottle


How much does it cost and how do I register?

All participants must pre-register online. Walk-ons will not be accepted.