The Academy Program

The 24/7 Academy, in partnership with Castro Valley Soccer Club and Montclair Soccer Club, combines world-class technical, tactical, and physical training, provided by our staff of nationally licensed coaches. The Academy is a "true" development program, designed to help players reach their athletic potential through individualized attention, customized training, conditioning, and a positively competitive team environment.



What does the Academy Team offer?


Target Players

The Academy Program is for players who are talented, soccer-focused athletes with a passion for the game. We are looking to nurture committed and skilled players with high school and college playing ambitions.


Advantages

  • Year Round Coaching Curriculum — Players will be training according to curriculum standards set and implemented at the world’s premier soccer academies.
  • Elite Training and Playing Environment — Training with and against players of equal and higher quality and competing consistently against the best teams in the state and region.
  • Tactical Training — We will be demonstrating and encouraging our players to play both possession retention and creative attacking soccer, based upon the situation.
  • Video Analysis — We will use video to improve player techniques and guide the progress of tactical awareness.
  • Sports Psychology Program — Players will be trained with various positive imagery techniques.
  • Data Collection for Data Progress — The Academy squad will take advantage of cutting edge statistical techniques to demonstrate and improve team/individual efficiency.
  • Established College Recruitment Plan — For players looking to play college soccer.


Commitment

  • 3 sessions per week
  • Year round training
  • 5-7 Tournaments per year
  • Squad of 16-18 players


Infrastructure & Costs


Team Formation

Tryout dates have been confirmed:

  • March 26 - 7-8.30pm @ Moreau High School


Practice & Game Schedule

  • Session 1: In Castro Valley with David Barrett
  • Session 2: In Oakland with David Barrett
  • Session 3: In Oakland with Ray Head – Combination of Futsal, Speed Agility and Quickness training, and small group sessions.

All games will be coached by David Barrett.


Curriculum Based Learning

When a player is selected for the Academy team they are not only exposed to high level coaching, they are also exposed to a specific curriculum. This curriculum guides the nature and progression of training sessions throughout the season and is broken down into development in the following four areas:

  1. Technical (skill)
  2. Tactical (strategy)
  3. Psychosocial (mental)
  4. Physical (fitness)


Cost

The breakdown of costs will be approximately as follows:

  • Registration — $350
  • Training — $1250
  • Uniform — $200 (If new)
  • Tournaments — $500

(Financial Aid may be available based on need).

24-7 UK Soccer Academy is open to players around the East Bay Area and Northern California including: Alameda, Castro Valley, Danville, Dublin, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Ramon, Union City, and Vacaville.