Boys & Girls Academy - Salina

MISSION:
Sporting Kaw Valley (SKV) is dedicated to helping players maximize their individual and collective potential. The SKV Boys/Girls Academy in Manhattan is an intermediate developmental program that focuses on developing the necessary technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills for youth soccer players.

While we recognize the importance of competition (and winning), we believe strongly in the developmental benefits of creating and maintaining training environments that appropriately balance both individual and collective success and challenge. The SKV Boys/Girls Academy represents a developmental bridge, between Recreation and Premier level soccer, with the primary goals of having fun and developing a passion for the sport of soccer, while ensuring that our young athletes are developing the appropriate skills necessary to better enjoy the game and be more successful throughout their playing careers.

COACHES:
Coaches and trainers in the SKV Academy will follow age-appropriate curriculum that has been jointly developed by Sporting KC and Sporting Kaw Valley and based upon the US Youth Soccer recommended guidelines for developing players within specific age groups. Qualified coaches and trainers provide training each week and are supervised by a SKV Boys/Girls Academy Director(s).

AGE GROUPS / TEAM PLACEMENT:
This year, the SKV Boys/Girls Academy will be only open to player's aged U7-U9 (Birth Years 2011-2009). Players that participate in the Academy will be evaluated before the fall season and placed on an age and developmentally appropriate teams.

PRACTICES/ SEASON / GAME STRUCTURE:
Each season, fall and spring, teams will have eight games. Fall teams remain together for the spring season. There will be two practices per week. The first practice of the week will focus on specific developmental objectives and be lead jointly by our Academy Director(s) and assigned coaches/ trainers. The second practice of each week will be led by the team's individually assigned coach. Games will be played primarily in Salina on Saturdays with the possibility of two or more games being played each season in Manhattan (against teams in the SKV Academy).

PRACTICE & GAME LOCATION:

  • Practices will take place in Salina and the Salina Soccer Complex
  • Mondays and Fridays 5:45pm to 7:15pm - Field 5
  • Games will be played primarily in Salina on Saturdays with the possibility of two or more games being played each season in Manhattan (against teams in the SKV Academy).

COST: $199
Players must register each season (fall and spring).

TO REGISTER YOUR PLAYER FOR FALL OR SPRING LEAGUES:

  • To register your player online, go to sportingkv.com/registration
  • Create a new account for your family unless you are an existing SKV Member
  • Choose 2018 ACADEMY (BOYS, GIRLS, JUNIOR)


CONTACT
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For more information, contact:

Steve Tilson, Technical Director
steve@sportingkv.com

 
Academy Uniforms

BOYS & GIRLS ACADEMY (including JUNIOR ACADEMY) uniforms are the same as they were for the 2016-2017 (Academy uniforms change every two years due to our Adidas contract and the limited lifespan and availability of uniform styles). ALL brand new ACADEMY PLAYERS IN LAWRENCE, MANHATTAN AND TOPEKA & SALINA will need to purchase new uniforms to play in the fall 2017 season.If you played in the Academy league last year, and your uniform still fits, then you do not need to purchase a new one.