The Youth Academy is the entry into competitive soccer for U8 – U10 players.  Players participate in the NCYSA Youth Academy program.  Assessments take place in May for the subsequent fall and spring seasons.  Youth Academy is a fall and spring commitment each year.  Players are assessed each May for entry into the program.

Players selected into the Youth Academy are exposed to heavy emphasis on technical training and individual player development.  Rosters are created each week for Match Playedates against other member organizations of the NCYSA Academy Program.

Players practice twice per week during the season within the Academy.  Optional Additional Training is offered once a week in addition to regular practices.  Players also have the chance to attend Academy GoalKeeper Training during the season.

Youth Academy teams primarily play the 7v7 format for games.  Each season typically consists of 9 to 11 playdates with players being guaranteed at least 1 game per event.