Youth Academy Program

Youth Academy Program Evaluations (Fall 2020)

Girls/Boys Born in 2013 & 2014

YOUTH ACADEMY PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
Birth Years that are eligible for the Fall 2020 Boys and Girls Youth Academy Program are as follows: 

  • Boys born in either 2013 or 2014.  
  • Girls born in either 2013 or 2014.  

If you son/daughter was born before 2013 please check out our Travel Program at gnsoccer.com/Site/Travel.

EVALUATION REGISTRATION

Please complete the information below and we will be in touch within 48 hours regarding evaluation options for your son/daughter.

https://forms.gle/Zf5woxBs85vPF8ev5

If you have any question regarding the program please reach out to our Director of Coaching, Mike Mordocco, at doc@gnsoccer.com.

EVALUATION METHODOLOGY

The Club seeks to provide a healthy environment for any child in the community demonstrating the ability, interest and commitment to developing their soccer skills.  The evaluation format for the creation of all Youth Academy teams is created and run by professional soccer trainers.  All players will be ranked based on their ability, attitude and coach-ability. 

YOUTH ACADEMY PROGRAM COMMITMENTS
The final makeup of the team will rest with each individual family’s willingness to commit to full participation in the program as outlined below:

Fall 2020 Season Participation

  • Practices - All players will participate in (2) weekly 75-minute practices, which will be held the week after Labor Day and continue through mid-November. All practices will be run by the Professional Trainer assigned to each team.

YOUTH ACADEMY PROGRAM COSTS
The cost of participation in the Youth Academy Program is completely dependent on the number of players registered.  Based on experience the cost per player typically runs between $800 and $1,000 for the Fall and Spring season and covers the team’s Professional Trainer, the team’s League Fees, the team’s Insurance Costs, the Team’s Field use, etc.  While funding is provided solely through participating families, no child will be refused entry to the program for reasons of need. Payment schedules as well as financial support is available.

For more information on the Club’s Youth Academy Program please contact our Director of Coaching, Mike Mordocco at doc@gnsoccer.com.

COVID19 Return to Play Protocols

The Club has put in place specific COVID-19 protocols that ALL Trainers, Players and Parents MUST FOLLOW before being allowed to participate in any training sessions this season.  These protocols start with the active monitoring of each player’s health in order to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.  Thus, in order to attend a session this season ALL Players, Training Staff and Training Supervisors MUST formally report on their health prior to coming to the field (no earlier than 24 hours before their team’s practice/game, and no later than 1 hour before the start of the session).

Our Parent Managers will be actively tracking survey results and will NOT allow any Player (or Trainer) onto the field if (A) the survey is not filled out before the Player/Trainer gets to the field or (B) the survey indicates that a Player/Trainer has potentially been exposed to COVID-19 and poses a risk to the session participants.

In the event that a Player/Trainer has tested either positive or has confirmed potential exposure, here are the steps the Club will be requiring before that Player/Trainer is allowed to return to the field:

  • For individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19: Written confirmation of COVID-19 negative status and/or clearance from their physician following the most up-to-date CDC guidelines to participate and return to activities.

  • For individuals who have experienced known COVID-19 exposure in the past 14 days: Written confirmation of COVID-19 clearance from their physician following the most up-to-date CDC guidelines.

Mask/Distancing Requirements for Players

Once a player leaves their car they MUST wear their face mask until they reach their sessions designated “player station”, which is effectively a cone/pinnie (spaced six feet apart on the field) where each player will leave their water bottles, bags, etc. and return during water breaks.  At the end of practice players must wear their masks until they enter their car.

Players must brings their own soccer bag, water bottle(s), soccer ball, face mask and hand sanitizer/alcohol wipes to EVERY session.   In addition, we will be requiring that each player brings their own pinnie, which you will be responsible for washing and putting back in their bag for the next practice/game. 

Mask/Distancing Requirements for Trainer(s)

Once a Field Supervisor/Trainer leaves their car they are required to wear a face mask for the duration of the training sessions.  When not actively coaching/instructing, they must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from players.

Parent/Sibling Attendance

Parents/Siblings are asked to stay in their vehicle when picking up/dropping off to reduce exposure.  If they do need to leave your vehicle to drop-off or pick-up their son/daughter, they must wear a face mask and must remain at the location designated by the Club for non-Players. 

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