Frequently Asked Questions and Policies
What are the optional weeks?
The optional weeks are meant as an additional option for players looking to attend academy more than once. We've grouped similar ages those weeks to combine age groups to maximize the experience. We hope most players can attend their week as it allows the whole team to spend time together, but we realize summers are tough to plan. This optional week is a great alternative or additional week for players who loved it!
Can I attend more than one week?
Of course you can! We're always happy for players to attend another week. Please refer to the optional weeks on the schedule.
What do I do if I can't make my assigned weeks?
If you can't make the designated week, look for the optional week on the schedule. If you're having tough luck and that week doesn't work, please speak with your head coach and email the Academy Director to see an alternative. We want all players to have an excellent academy experience and don't want any to miss out, so we'll do our best to find a fit. However, we will also keep in mind finding a suitable group for players to join.
The main difference is that the academy is focused on soccer all day, with players looking to develop. At Summer Camp, we start with soccer in the morning and play a variety of other sports and games. Summer Camp also has a little more free time during the day.
Will there be swimming?
We were hoping to add swimming as a regular part of our Academy experience. Due to capacity limits with COVID regulations at the pool, we've had to find alternative games to play during this time. If swimming becomes a possibility, we will update our program information and this section.
What are the COVID adjustments?
We are constantly updating and adjusting our COVID guidelines to comply with the most up-to-date guidelines from public health and will do our best to keep players and staff safe at our programs. Due to the ever-changing environment brought on by COVID, we will wait until June to post an update to our COVID measures. We have always been very proactive with taking the required steps to keep everyone safe, so rest assured we will not cut any corners.
Will there be early dropoff or late pickup?
Due to the ever-changing environment brought on by COVID, we are unable to guarantee any early dropoff or late pickup. We will post an update in June if this should change.
Who is the Academy for? Why is it so special?
Academy is recommended to all our players in our Nitros Development, Advanced Development, Select, TTBN, Competitive and Talented Pathway programs. However, it is not exclusive to just those players. If you're interested in attending, feel free to join for your designated week. However, please keep in mind that players are expected to play soccer for most of the day and partake in two training sessions and other soccer games and tournaments. If you're unsure about signing up, please check with the Academy Director.
Academy is unique to players because it's a chance for them to spend the entire week with their teammates, enjoying the fun moments off the pitch and building strong relationships off of it. It's also a great chance to work with their coaches to develop their beautiful game abilities.
Who is Camp for? Is it worse than the academy?
Camp is for any kids looking to play some soccer but also have a lot of fun. It is by no means any worse than academy but is instead geared towards having a good time. Many players that attend academy also enjoy the more laid-back atmosphere of Camp while still enjoying the opportunity to develop their soccer abilities. Our Camp has a standard as high as our academy and creates a great environment for kids of a broader age range to attend.
What to bring
Printed and completed Medical Forms
Any required medication
Soccer cleats/athletic shoes
Soccer shirt (included in fee) , shorts and socks,
Adequate supply of water and hydrating fluids
Completed Medical Form. Click here