Our Pre-Academy program is a unique offering that provides an opportunity for U8 and and U7 boys and girls who might be looking for a bit more than recreational soccer before engaging in year-round Select soccer which begins at U9.
One of the main bechmarks of the program is that while our rec program relies on fantastic parent volunteer coaches, our pre-academy setup is managed by formally educated professional coaches. This means the training plans and curriculum lines up with guidelines from national bodies.
The Pre-Academy season is much longer than a typical rec season; it lasts ten months, which lines up with the younger Select teams.
Here is a simple informational chart which highlights some key differences between our rec program and the new Pre-Academy program.
Pre-Academy teams also get supplemental winter training as a club benefit at Oakland Indoor.