2023 SPRING SOCCER

SPARKS ACADEMY SOCCER LEAGUE

For Players age 3-7 years old

2023, February-April

The AC Brea Sparks Academy Soccer League enters its 11th year under the guidance of AC Brea Soccer Association.  The Sparks Academy has grown tremendously in this short time from 40 players in 2008 to over 250 players in recent years.  We like to say that the Sparks program is our "Grassroots" introduction to the sport of soccer for new or young players.  With a focus on fun individual and team competition as well as individual player development Sparks offers a wonderful environment for a young player to grow their skills, character and love for the game of soccer!

Our Sparks Academy enrollment begins on November 21st and will end on January 31st, 2023

Program Includes:

10 weeks w/ 1 training and 1 Gameday.

1 T-Shirt 1 Short and Socks

U6 = WEDNESDAYS at 5:30pm-6:30pm and SATURDAYS at 9am

U8 = WEDNESDAYS at 5:30pm-6:30pm and SATURDAYS at 9am

U10 = Will participate with fall recreational coaches in Spring Select Division

U12 = Will participate with fall recreational coaches in Spring Select Division

All sessions are 1 hour in duration.

 

COST

  • The cost is $195.00
  • Fee covers uniform, fields, insurance, admin costs and coaching.
  • For non-Brea residents there is a one time $15 city fee

WHATS INCLUDED

  • AC Brea Staff Coaching and Volunteer Coaches.
  • We use the official US Soccer Play-Practice-Play curriculum
  • A Super-Cool Sparks Uniform...Including Jersey, Shorts & Socks
  • 2 days a week to participate in soccer

NEW PLAYER ENROLLMENT

  • Register Online Now
  • No Walk-Up Registrations! 
  • All payments are to be made online.

WHEN DOES IT START/End

  • Start date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • End date: Saturday, April 29th, 2023

WHAT WILL MY CHILD NEED

  • A properly inflated Soccer Ball 
    • Properly Inflated = An adult holding the ball with two hands should barely be able to press their thumbs into the ball
    • The players name written on the ball in permanent marker
  • Soccer Cleats
  • Soccer Shin Guards
  • A bottle of water
  • Sparks training jersey

FAQ

  • Does my child have to get a soccer ball?
    • Yes, we do require this as a good portion of our developmental curriculum is skill work with an individual player and their ball
  • Can I as a parent be on the field coaching or rooting my child on?
    • No, we ask that parents remain on the perimeter of the playing surface and allow the children to be coached/taught by the professional staff on hand...the soccer field is the AC Brea coaches classroom
  • Will my child be "heading" the ball?
    • No, we do not allow the players at this age to head the ball nor will be working on this skill
  • What is the refund policy?
    • Refunds request will only be accepted in writing prior to program/season start.  Once the program/season is underway, no refunds will be given.  Last day to drop is February 10th,  2022 by midnight.

 

Rainy Day Procedure

The City of Brea makes all decisions on opening or closing the fields we utilize for AC Brea Soccer…twice a day, at 8:00 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m., the city updates its “Mud Line”… once we receive this information on days of rain we will update the Sparks Academy TeamSnap parent portal …however, parents are encouraged to call the Mud Line themselves for more timely information

Brea City Mud Line – (714) 671-4437

QUESTIONS

 

Some final thoughts regarding our Sparks Academy...
We believe the best way to develop individual technical and tactical skills at younger ages is to play in “small-sided games”. All of the elements of a full 11v11 game can be found playing 4v4 / 7v7. We want to help these young players unlock the secrets of success by discovering the game at a simple level. The emphasis of the Sparks program is to focus on the technical development of the player in a fun, competitive and growth oriented environment while placing each player into a small group based on age and ability.

MORE INFO ON THE US SOCCER Play-Practice-Play method

 

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