ACADEMY Overview

Academy (U9-U12)

  • For players born in 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011 (for 2022-2023 season)

  • Our staff can bring U8 players born in 2015 into the Academy when we believe they are ready.

Season: 14+ weeks in the Fall & Spring

  • Fall: Early August through Mid-December

  • Spring: Early January through April

Training: 3 Sessions a week​

  • Training sessions are held at Herdklotz Park, Piney Mountain Park, or Westside Park

Games: 9-10 play dates each fall & spring

  • We will primarily play games in the developmental league in Greenville

  • We will also host and travel to other local clubs to play games

Tournaments: Each age group will attend 1-2 weekend tournaments each fall and spring

Program Cost: $975 (can be paid upfront or broken into monthly payments)

  • Registration Fee: $250 (May)

  • Monthly Fee: $80.55 (July – March)

  • Team Fee: $75-125 (covers coach’s expense for travel, field rentals, tournament entry fees)

  • Evaluation Fee: $30

  • Uniform Fee: $175 + tax (New kit coming Fall 2021). Purchase at First Team Sports on 2520 Wade Hampton Blvd A, Greenville, SC 29615.

Philosophy

Our Youth Academy Training System is designed to maximize the opportunity for each player to develop and succeed at the appropriate level. We want to give the opportunity to as many as possible, for as long as possible, in the best environment possible.

To help facilitate individual growth, our coaching staff uses aspects of both pool training and team building. This enables our coaches the freedom to move players and structure teams from week to week to ensure each player is placed in the right learning environment.

Program FAQ

What does my player need at every session?

  • Size 4 soccer ball

  • Soccer cleats

  • Shin guards

  • Water bottle

 

 

What is the game format?

  • U9-U10 plays 7v7 (6 field players + 1 goalkeeper).

  • U11-U12 plays 9v9 (8 field players + 1 goalkeeper).

  • Players are moved to different positions & everyone will be rotated to goalkeeper.

  • Playing time is guaranteed and is kept as even as possible.

  • Teams are gender-specific.

 

 

Can players play on their recreational team and participate in the Academy as well?

No. Our program is a 10-month-long commitment, and players are not allowed to participate in any other program under the United Futbol Club umbrella while playing in the Academy program. 

 

 

Can my player join the program if we missed assessments?

If your player misses the scheduled pre-season assessments, please contact our Academy Director: Samuel Greeley HERE, to find out about how to schedule an evaluation.

Questions?

Still have questions? Contact us!

 

Phone: (864) 491-5269

Email: UnitedFCFurman@SoccerOffice.com

United FC Furman
2022-2023 Coaching Assignments
ACADEMY Boys

2014/2015 Makarios Abader
2013 Stephen Weaver
2012 Cesar Flores
2011 Bill Martin and Wayne Lovett

ACADEMY Girls

2014/2015 JT Smith
2013 Sam Greeley
2012 Stephen Weaver
2011 Amanda Warren and Mike Goll