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CYA U7-U8 Spring Pre-Travel Academy (PTA): U07-U08


The Pre-Travel Academy is specially designed for 2010 and 2011 players (U8s and U7s) who are more serious about soccer, that excel in their teams and need a more competitive and challenging environment to develop as young athletes. The Pre-Travel Academy is designed to provide a competitive atmosphere while furnishing the players with positive experiences to nurture their self-esteem, confidence and passion for the game.


CYA professional staff will apply age appropriate training curriculum focused primarily on foot skills, and the introduction of basic soccer concepts in order to offer highest development program for U8s and U7s.


CYA will form three Pre-Travel Academy pools, U8 Boys/ U8 Girls Full Academy (2010 Players),  U7 Boys/ U7 Girls Full Academy (2011 Players), U7 Boys/ Girls Part Time Academy (2011 Players) for the Spring 2018. The pools will train with CYA professional staff during the season.


The U7 and U8 Full Academy pools will train 2 x week and will play against other clubs in the LMVSC Development League on Saturdays. The Schedule can be found (here - coming soon).


The U7 Part Time Academy pool will register with the CYA recreational program in addition to the Pre Travel program. The U7 Part Time Academy pool will train once a week with their Pre Travel pool and play 2 - 3 PTA games over the course of the season, Schedule can be found (here - coming soon).


Please note: The 2011 (U7 Part Time Academy) players must register for CYA Rec Soccer in order to participate in Pre Travel. The players will train and play games each week with their assigned rec team in addition to the Pre Travel Academy, unless less they register for the PTA Full Time Academy program (optional). Your Rec coach will contact you with the recreational practice schedule and Saturday game schedule shortly.


The Pre-Travel Academy pools will most likely become the base of the CYA U9 and U10 travel teams for Fall 2018. We will be holding a Q & A mid season to talk about Travel Soccer and Tryouts. Around 90% of Spring 2017 Pre-Travel players were selected for the CYA Travel Soccer Rising U9s for Fall 2017.



To improve players Technical Skills (Dribbling, 1v1, Passing-Receiving and Finishing)

To make smarter soccer players (THINKERS) - start working on their perception and decision making depending on game situations (on/off the ball)

To improve  motor skills and sport specific fitness (coordination, balance and agility)

To convey passion and love for the sport of soccer

To prepare players for the transition to travel soccer at U9

Spring Cost

$330 for 2010/ 11 Full Time Academy players.

$120 for 2011 Part Time Academy players (players must also register for rec soccer).


Times and Location


All sessions to be held at: Sully Highlands Park


Mondays: Sully Highlands 1

March 5th, (No session on the 12th), 19th April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th


Full Academy - Boys - 615pm - 730pm

Full Academy - Girls - 5pm - 615pm

Part Time Academy -  Boys and Girls - 5pm - 615pm


Wednesday: Sully Highlands 1

March 7th, 14th, 21st, April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May 2nd


Full Academy - Boys and Girls - 5pm - 615pm


For more info, Email Coach Hamel at


Mondays wear purple jersey and Wednesday wear white jersey. Shin guards, cleats and water, Size 4 ball.  If you do not have the CYA Uniform you can order it here


Field Address:

Sully Highlands

13808 Wall Road, Herndon VA 20171