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Vikings Academy

The Vikings Academy is a program for children ages 4 to 8 years old focused on soccer fundamentals and skill development. An academy is a concept that is based on professional soccer club systems from around the world. The emphasis is on developing players and FUN!

Academy coaches focus on improving the individual player’s technique. Building a strong foundation of skills and good habits will provide lasting benefits to each player’s development. The development environment within the academy will allow players to be creative, learn and enjoy playing the game. Players will develop the “feel” for the game through non-competitive games played within their group.

The academy is players train in small groups. Each group has players of similar development progress. Players who are new to soccer will be together to begin their journey; while experienced players will be grouped with other players of equal development progress. This will allow players to feel comfortable within the groups, each group to develop the same skills and increase the players' development rate.

There is no set timeline for players to move through the development stages. Players will be moved between groups at any time during the season or between seasons. Coaches and the academy director will be in communication with anyone switching groups. Groups within each development level will be split on age to ensure safety and athletic parody. For example, the new-to-soccer 4 and 5 year olds will be a group while the players 6+ new-to-soccer will be together.

The weekend sessions will be a mix of games and practices. The players who are early in their soccer development will train and scrimmage at the end of each session. The more advanced players will have weekend games on a larger field to better prepare them for our travel program.

General Information

Review our Blog for more information about who we are, the FAQ page for common questions and Code of Conduct Page

Vikings Academy Spring 2024 Information

Birth Years: 2019 - 2015
Play Level: Academy - Non-Competitive
Cost: $35
Sessions: Two per week (Tuesday and Saturday) at Champion Event Center

The Vikings Academy programs are focused on fundamentals and skill development to prepare players for our Travel soccer program.   As player progress on their development journey, the skills and training sessions will be more challenging.  There is no prior experience required to join this program.  The program will meet players where they are and continue their development. 

Schedule for the Academy (Spring 2024)

Season runs: April 9th to May 28th.

Academy Session 1
: Tuesday from 5:30-6:15 and Saturday 9-9:45
Each group will practice on their corresponding field number. 

Academy Session 2: Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:30 and Saturday from 10:00-11:00

We are going to line the fields for games. The fields could move on Saturday so look for the signs with field numbers. 

Everyone please bring or wear the following:

*Shin guards
*Long socks that cover their shin guards
*Size 3 or 4 soccer ball
*Water bottle 



Vikings Academy Winter 2023/24

Birth Years: 2019 - 2015
Play Level: Academy - Non-Competitive
Cost: $35
Sessions: Once per week - Friday Nights
  • Practice Times between 5 and 8:30 PM
  • Practices start January 19th
Practice Location: Intermediate School Gym (two groups at once)

Practice groups will be split by birth year and developmental progress.

Players should have:
  • Soccer ball size 3 or 4
  • Shin Guards 
  • Socks that cover their shin guards
  • Low top shoes
  • Soccer flats (indoor shoes) preferred 

Tentative Schedule:
Weeks 1 - 4 (Jan 19 - Feb 9) 5:45-8:30
2019/2018 5:45 - 6:30
2018/2017 6:30 - 7:30
Pre-travel 7:30 - 8:30

Weeks 5 (Feb 23 - Mar 15) - 8 5-8
2019/2018 5:15 - 6:00
2018/2017 6:00 - 7:00
Pre-travel 7:00 - 8:00

*March 22 - snow day makeup date

Registration Listing

Vikings Academy - Fall 2024

The Vikings Academy is a program for children focused on soccer fundamentals and skill development. An academy is a concept based on professional soccer club systems from around the world. The emphasis is on developing players and FUN!

The academy is where players train in small groups. Each group has players of similar development progress. Players new to soccer will be together to begin their journey; while experienced players will be grouped with other players of equal development progress. This will allow players to feel comfortable within the groups, for each group to develop the same skills, and increase the players' development rate. Groups are divided by experience there will be no requesting training groups.

The program is designed to prepare players for our Travel program by age 9.

Viking Academy
Birth Years: 2016 - 2020
Practices: Tuesday Night 5:30 - 6:15 or 6:30 - 7:30 @ Champion Events Center
Practices/Games: Saturday morning 9-9:45 or 10 - 11 @ Champion Events Center

Players should have the following:
  • Soccer ball size 3 or 4
  • Shin Guards 
  • Socks that cover their shin guards
  • Low top shoes
  • Soccer spikes preferred 

Vikings Academy

Registration closes on 07/21/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/13/2024 to 10/05/2024
$35.00

Contact

North Canton Soccer Club
PO Box 242 
Greentown, Ohio 44630

Email: [email protected]

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