The Davis Legacy U8 Academy is a skills-based program administered by our professionally licensed coaches to help players that reside in the 2012 and select 2013’s develop the skills needed to transition to our U9 competitive teams and beyond. Some of the focus areas include:
Technical Skills (ball control): Moves to beat an opponent, first touch, dribbling at speed, shooting and passing with both feet. Learning 1v1 and 2v1 situations: Being able to read 1v1 and 2v1 situations are at the foundation of attack-minded soccer players.
Learning to Hold a Position: Learning 1v1 skills doesn’t help if your teammate takes the ball from you.
Psychomotor Skills Development: Practicing movements that will help with coordination on the soccer field.
FUN: Following the philosophy of our club, we want to create lifelong soccer players. Kids must enjoy the game and be free from the fear of failure.
Our U8 teams participate in two separate seasons. One during the fall (2019) and one during the spring (2020). Each season is complete with practices and games. Teams will participate in jamboree style events with other local clubs. Per the USSF guidelines, games for this age groups are played a 4v4 format. Season length and practices times are:
Fall: August 5th – November 20th
Spring: March 2nd – May 27th
Practices are held Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Davis Legacy Soccer Complex.
The program cost is $95 per month for each of the 7 months. Uniforms are a one-time cost of approximately $80. These are picked up at Soccer and Lifestyle in Davis.
If you would like to join the U8 Academy Program for either the fall or spring, please fill out the interest form by clicking here: REGISTRATION
Summer drop-ins are scheduled to take place during the month of August.
By attending drop-in sessions, it will allow your player to experience our setting and see if the program is an activity they enjoy. It will also allow our coaches to see if a player is in the appropriate environment.
We look forward to seeing you out on the pitch!
If you have any questions, please email: U8dev@davislegacysoccer.org