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Junior Academy FAQ's

What is the SCOR-Meulensteen Junior Academy Program?


The SCOR-Meulensteen Junior Academy uses the proven and successful 'Moves & Skills'program designed by Rene Meulensteen, former First Team Coach of Manchester United and world renowned youth development coach.  'Moves & Skills' is for the young and energetic future soccer star!  This program provides the players a fantastic experience along with the needed fundamental skills to make the step to travel soccer if so desired. 












What are the player age recommendations?   

The Junior Academy program is designed for players between the ages of 4-8.  No prior soccer experience is required.  


What do the players learn?  

The Meulensteen Method's 'Moves & Skills' curriculum ensures your child learns a new trick every practice and our small sided games allow for them to practice these tricks during 'games'.  




What are small sided games?  

These are soccer games with fewer players competing on a smaller sized field. These are fun games that involve the players more because fewer players are sharing one ball resulting in more touches.  Each small sided game is designed to challenge the player skills and decision making process.  


How are the players placed for practices/games?  

Players are placed based on age and skill level.  Once placed, the player will work with this group throughout the season.  Some players do move to different fields as we work to keep players skill levels in line with other players they are working with.  

















How many players are assigned to a field and how many coaches?  

Each Junior Academy field averages between 8-10 players with at least one coach assigned to that field.   


What equipment should each player bring to practices and games?  

Size 3 soccer ball, cleats, shin guards and a water bottle. 


How long are practices?  

Practices run between 45 minutes to an hour based on the age group.  


Can my player be on the same team as their friend?   

In some cases, this can be accommodated but the SCOR-Meulensteen Junior Academy looks to place players where their ages and skills can grow best.  


What is the cost?  

The cost for the fall season only is $75.  SCOR-Meulensteen is offering a discount if you register for both fall and spring seasons-$130.  Register Now!  
















Are uniforms provided?  

A Junior Academy shirt is provided as part of your fees. 


When are practices and games? 

Practices will be held Wednesday evenings (April 11, 18, 25 / May 2, 9, 16) and will be divided by age group:

4-5 year olds: 6:00-6:45 pm

6-8 year olds: 7:00-8:00 pm.  

Saturday games (April 21, 28 / May 5, 12, 19, 23) are also divided by age group:

4-5 year olds: 9:00-9:45 am

6-8 year olds: 10:00-11:00 am

**These dates are tentative depending on the scheduling of friendlies with other clubs**


Where are practices/games?  

Crestwood Elementary School

6350 Courtland Dr. NE, Rockford, MI