Wave Academy is suitable for players who are at the 8U and 7U age levels. Please see season information to determine if your child's birth year meets these age levels.
This program is the bridge and foundation to the WSC Competitive program. Wave Academy offers a more competitive environment for players to develop their skills and prepare them to play competitive soccer at 9U.
There are two different seasons for Wave Academy. The spring program runs from May-June and the fall program runs from late August-early October.
Each week the players will work with coaches who lead the sessions and develop the players' skills and small group tactics throughout the season.
All players will need the following for training and game days:
1) Size 3 soccer ball
3) Shin guards and soccer socks that cover the entire shin guard
4) Water bottle
Fall Wave Academy is suitable for players born in 2015 (8U) and 2016 (7U).
*If you have a child younger than 2015/2016 birth years, please email email@example.com to see if this program is a good fit for your player.
Starts the week of August 21st and ends October 15th 2022.
Tues - Girls Training 5:30-6:30PM | Practice Night
Thurs - Boys Training 5:30-6:30PM | Practice Night
Sat – Boys 9-10AM/Girls 10-11AM | Game Days
All Wave Academy sessions will be held at an Eagan field. Exact location TBD.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Who finds the professional trainers/coaches?
A: Our Wave SC Director of Coaching will coordinate the trainers/coaches for the sessions that each Academy player will receive. These trainers/coaches will have experience in training 7U-8U players and will focus on creating a fun environment for the kids to develop their skills and understanding of soccer.
Q: What happens after the fall season?
A: Players can participate in the Wave Academy Winter Session and then the Wave Academy Spring season and are encouraged to tryout for Competitive in July if your child meets the age requirements (at 8U/9U).
Q: Is there a Wave Academy program in both the Fall & Spring?
Q: As there are no tryouts for Wave Academy, how do you keep the teams balanced?
A: Wave Academy players will all be together for the weekly training session and will be divided up on assigned teams for the weekly games. We do our best to balance the different age groups among the teams.
Q: What does the registration fee include?
A: The registration fee includes uniforms (one practice shirt and one game day shirt), equipment, fields, use of PlayMetrics scheduling app, and paid trainers and staff.
Q: What is the time commitment?
A: One 1-hour training session and one 1-hour game per week.