Spring Pre-Academy Program

U7-U9 Age Groups

Updated Friday March 1, 2019 by Waxhaw Soccer Club.



The Waxhaw Soccer Club Pre-Academy Program is a supplemental training option for our 7U, 8U, 9U recreational players.


For players and families who are looking for more in depth soccer training, Pre-Academy is a program that was created to bridge the gap between Recreation and our Academy and Travel programs. This is our 4th season, and due to great success, we have expanded the program to more of our age groups.


Players will be exposed to a format of training that we use in our current Youth Academy (USSF Play-Practice-Play). This coaching method will emphasize individual and team-based skills training using small-sided games designed to provide an inspiring and fun environment.  We are looking to mold passionate, confident, and skillful players, while also allowing them the freedom and creativity to learn the game through the game.


Interested participants should be registered as a 7U, 8U, or 9U recreational soccer player and should complete the separate registration link for Pre-Academy. Similar to our recreational leagues, this is a seasonal program running both in the fall and spring (with separate registration for each season).

Practices will be organized by Youth Academy Director Faisal Akar.


More than anything, participation should be a player-driven decision. If this sounds like something in which your child would be interested, but you have further questions, please feel free to contact Faisal Akar (faisal@qcspeedandagility.com).



What the program offers:

  • USSF Licensed Coaching
  • Training Sessions once a week with a pool of like-minded players (8 sessions/season – 60 minutes each)
  • Pre-Academy T-shirt
  • Staff identification and familiarity with players looking to move into our growing travel program


All 2010, 2011, or 2012 birth year players are welcome to register. 


Location and Time:

HC Nesbit Park

Every Friday from March 15th – May 3rd.


Instructions for players interested in Pre-Academy: 

1.     Complete regular rec registration and payment for 7U, 8U, or 9U by the posted deadline.

2.     Register and pay ($95) for Pre-Academy via a separate registration link on the website front page. (Link is a “Red” Button on the left side of the from page with text saying “Camps & Clinics”)


*Players must be registered and paid for the regular 7U, 8U, 9U Recreational Program.*



Spring 2019 tuition will be $95. $20 of the fee will go to ordering a practice shirt. Additionally, we will be completing the Pre-Academy roster on a first come, first served basis this spring.  We advise registering as soon as possible to secure a position. Limited spots are available.

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