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Changes to Future Programs Spring 2023
There are many changes coming to the Futures program coming this spring. After listening to parents and coaches we have decided to make changes to our in house programs this spring.
World Cup (U6 and U7 – Birth year 2017 and 2016)
Season runs March 17, 2023 – May 20, 2023. There will be no games Easter weekend April 8th.
Training will be on Friday nights on the turf field. Training sessions will follow a new curriculum demonstrated by our professional coaches with the assistance of volunteer coaches to manage teams. Professional coaches will be assigned to teams to help volunteer coaches and provide more individualized instruction. Training sessions times will be: Girls 5:30 – 6:30pm Boys 6:40 – 7:40pm Games will be played on Field C on Saturday mornings. Teams will play 4v4 with no keepers following the US Soccer Guidelines. Games will consist of 4-10 minute quarters. Girls games will start promptly at 9am. Boys games will start promptly at 10:15am.
Champions League (U5 – Birth Year 2018)
Season runs from March 13, 2023 – May 15, 2023
Training/games will be on Monday nights on Field A. Training sessions will be run by professional coaches. There will be 25 minutes of training with a 15 minute game following. Training sessions times will be: Girls 5:30 – 6:15pm Boys 6:20 – 7:05pm
Europa League (U4 – Birth Year 2019)
Season runs from March 18, 2023 – May 20, 2023
Training will be on Saturday mornings from 8:15-9am on Field A. This is run by a professional trainer that follows an introductory curriculum to soccer.
|WORLD CUP FRIDAY NIGHT TRAINING||SATURDAY WORLD CUP GAMES|
Friday Night Training
England (Blue 1) USA (Blue 2)
Germany (Red 1) Spain (Red 2)
Italy (Green 1) Uruguay (Green 2)
Mexico (Yellow 1) Holland (Yellow 2)
New Zealand (Orange 1) Scotland (Orange 2)
Sweden (Blue 1) Canada (Blue 2)
Austria (Red 1) Belgium (Red 2)
Chile (Green 1) Denmark (Green 2)
Brazil (Yellow 1) Argentina (Yellow 2)
UPDATED FOR FALL 2023
A3 Soccer is offering Futures Soccer to players born between 2016 (U07) and 2019 (U04).
Our Europa League is for players born in 2019 (U04). Its purpose is to establish a skill foundation based on fundamentals through a clinic environment.
The Champions League is for players born 2018 (U05). The Champions League will allow our young players to get an introduction to the world's favorite sport.
Our own version of the World Cup, for players born between 2017 (U06) and 2016 (U07), will introduce players to regular fields, referees, goals, and positions.
All parts of the program will emphasize learning, development, and fun!
A clinic based league for 2019 players.
Our league allows our U04 (born 2019) players to be introduced to the game in a total clinic environment (no games) which will focus on teaching players to develop basic motor skills such as walking, running and changing directions.
A recreational league for 2018 players.
As many of you know, due to feedback from parents and coaches, we restructured the Champions League to incorporate more professional training. This was done to improve the skill-building experience for all players. We are confident this new approach has enhanced the experience for parents, coaches, and players. The teams conduct their clinics and games every Saturday morning. The clinic runs 35-40 minutes and immediately transitions into a ~20 minute game with teams matched up against each other. The clinic is conducted by a professional trainer who demonstrates "games" for the teams. Coaches are expected to learn the games so they can reinforce the lessons learned during practices. The new format allows inexperienced coaches the opportunity to develop coaching skills on the field. This will enable both the coaches and players a fun, interactive time with their teams with a high level of instruction. The players and coaches will stay together throughout the session. Teams will be provided team jerseys to represent their Champions League team - Manchester, Inter, Liverpool, Real, etc.
A recreational soccer league for 2016 amd 2017 players.
Games and practices are at Bell Branch - 2400 Davidsonville Road. Practices are one night a week and games are on the weekend (Saturday morning). The season will last approximately 9 weeks. League play features recreational soccer with games played on a short-sided field, 5v5, and referees. Game scores and statistics are not kept. The emphasis is on fun and transitioning to county/premier soccer. Teams will be provided team jerseys to represent their international World Cup team - USA, England, Germany, Spain, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are there separate leagues for boys and girls?
Yes! We are now offering all-boys and all-girls soccer!
My child has never played soccer. Is A3's Futures soccer for him or her?
Yes, Futures soccer is often the first organized sport many kids play. No soccer experience is necessary for any of the intramural leagues.
How do I register my child?
Only online registrations are accepted.
When does registration open and close?
Registration for Spring opens on or about January 1st and on or about June 15th for Fall. Registration usually remains open for approximately 45 days. Futures registration will usually stay open a few weeks longer than the rest of the programs.
How do I volunteer to help out?
When registering your child, please make a note in the Parent Volunteer section.
May I request the same volunteer from last season?
Yes, but we can't guarantee all requests will be honored. Please enter the volunteer's name during registration. Only requests submitted through the website will be considered.
My child can only practice on a certain day of the week. May I request a practice night?
No, our World Cup teams attend professional training on Friday nights. Europa and Champions League players have all of their activities on Saturday mornings.
Can I request my child be on the same team as another child?
Yes, but we can't guarantee all requests will be honored. Please enter any special requests during registration. Only requests submitted through the website will be considered.
|All dates are approximate||Fall Season||Spring Season|
|Coaches Meeting||Late August||Late March|
|Team Placements||Late August||Late March|
|First Game||Early September||Early April|
|Last Game||Early November||Early June|
*- Dates subject to change.
Soccer cleats are strongly recommended but shin guards are required and must be worn inside socks. Each child will be given a team shirt.
These are the heart and soul of our soccer program. If you are interested in coaching, assistant coaching, or helping our commissioner, please complete the Parent Volunteer section of the registration form and plan on attending our coach's organizational meeting and clinic. The season will not start on time if we don't get enough coaches on time, so please consider volunteering if at all possible. We will provide you with all of the equipment, information, and support you need, even if you have never played soccer or coached before.
Please visit www.a3soccer.com for more information, e-mail Futures Commissioner Paddy Meleady.
Director of Grassroots
Futures Registration Fees:
U4/U5 - $40 per season (Fall/Spring)
U6/U7 - $130 per season (Fall/Spring)