Optional: Indoor season at WWIS ($90-$120 per session per player)
If you have further questions email Sunjay Patil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for the academy? All U7s, U8s, U9 rec players who want to play competitive soccer.
Will there be U8 “competitive” tryouts? No – the academy program represents the U8 competitive soccer program at OSS. Selection for the U8 competitive spring teams will be based on academy participation and evaluation.
Will there be U9 “competitive” option in the Spring? It is most likely that our U9 Academy players will return to our rec program for spring play. Our OSS competitive teams begin at the U9 level and are formed through a formal tryout process. If one of our preexisting U9 competitive teams has a roster opening in the spring, an U9 academy players may be able to tryout for a U9 team.
Is the academy coed? Yes. However, spring superliga and tournament teams may be single-gender teams depending on number and ability of players.
Does the academy include a fall component? No. The academy is winter/spring only. Players who sign up for the academy are encouraged to play recreational soccer in the fall.
If I don’t sign up this year, will my child be able to participate in the competitive program next year? Yes. However, we strongly encourage parents with children interested in competitive soccer to enroll in the academy.
What is the advantage of the academy program? The academy approach is recommended by both US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer, the national organizations governing youth soccer in the United States. The academy program ensures players are exposed to coaches with the appropriate level of experience and qualifications (i.e., Adam Howarth) and given the same training curriculum, focusing on individual ball-control skills.
How do I get the opportunity to coach in the Academy? The academy program is also a coaching developmental program. Recreational coaches who want to become competitive coaches can sign up to be academy instructors under the direction of Adam Howarth, the academy director. This enables you to learn how to teach technical skills, run training sessions, get to know the players, and obtain coaching education/licenses, as they become available.