Youth Academy Program Overview


SCAA offers the Youth Academy program to boys and girls ages 7 - 12 that are ready to move from recreational soccer into a curriculum focused on development of skills and techniques. The program, as recommended by US Soccer and the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association, stresses player development over winning. SCAA strongly believes that the Youth Academy Program is the best development option for children leaving recreational level programs. The training program is unmatched for preparing the youth player for higher level competitive programs. Interested players must participate in an evaluation process that occurs in May of each year. Once a player has accepted a position in the Youth Academy, they are committed to participate for the entire upcoming soccer year (August to May).

Youth Academy players train two nights per week and are strongly encourage to participate in the supplemental technical training session offered by SCAA's Youth Academy. Coaches specialize in developing the youngest players and sharing their love of the game. The Youth Academy typically plays matches on Saturdays during the season against Academy teams from other clubs in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. A balance of home and away matches are played. Youth Academy teams typically participate in one SCAA festival event and one other festival event per season.

Much like our Recreation Program, we have a large need for volunteers. If you have the time and the ability to volunteer your time, we invite you to help us create the best possible experience for our players and families. New volunteers are always welcome!


  • First Supplemental Tryouts on Saturday June 15th, 2019 from 9 AM to 945 AM
  • SecondSupplemental Tryouts on Saturday June 29th, 2019 from 9 AM to 945 AM
  • Team Camp TBA
  • Season begins as of August 3rd, 2019 | ends May 9th, 2020


U10 YA Boys & Girls | Born between 2009 & 2013

U12 YA Boys & Girls | Born between 2008 & 2007

For future seasons, please refer to the US Soccer Birth Year and Season Matrix. Players may be permitted to play up or down one level with approval from the Soccer Commissioner based on their skill, size, and objectives.


Please do remember that there is an annual family association membership fee of $80. Discounts may apply if you register more than one child or are eligible for financial aid. Also do note, there are scholarships and payment plans availble. For any questions, please contact Ray at scaasoccerclub@gmail.com.

Fees for Recreation Include:

  • All teams practice at SCAA.
  • Home games are played at SCAA.
  • Certified, Professional Coaching Staff
  • Practice and play on full fields, designed for soccer.
  • Learn and play the game as it was meant to be played on full size, age-appropriate fields.
  • League fees, referee fees, and NCYSA registration fees are included, if applicable.

Player Responsibilities

  • Soccer Cleats, Ball, & Shin Guards
  • SCAA Gear (Game & Practice Uniform)
  • Water/Gatorade for every game and practice
  • Good Attitude

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Team Parents: Organize team snacks and assist the coach with communications.
  • Other opportunities include Concessions, Field Maintenance, Event Coordinators, etc...

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