RSL-AZ Yuma Academy

The RSL-AZ Yuma Academy Program is starting again and we are so excited to welcome you!  Please read about the program below and instructions on how to register!

The RSL-AZ Yuma Academy offers 4 x 6 week Development Skills Training Sessions

  • Session 1 - October 12th - November 19th (SIGN UP NOW)
  • Session 2 - TBD (Spring)
  • Session 3 - TBD (tentative Summer)

This year we are looking to have two Academy Sessions, possibly three.  At this age, we want the players to take a break, reflect on their experience and want to COME BACK! It is the love of the game that is so exciting!

There is a $30 yearly registration fee which will cover the club insurance for the player and 2 x RSL-AZ Yuma Practices shirts (one black and one green).  There is a $60 per session fee which includes 6 weeks with twice a week training. The fee assists with covering field costs, lights, equipment and education.  Training sessions will take place twice a week for 45 - 50 minutes of technical training.  

The concept and purpose of the Academy is to develop a soccer player with a solid foundation and to prepare them for competitive play.  Coaches will work with players to establish sound technical skills which will include: ball handling skills, building a touch, body coordination, balance, passing technique and concept, teamwork (selflessness), following directions / willingness to learn, and to enjoy the game.

In addition to soccer skills our Academy will encourage life skills of responsibility, punctuality, self-confidence, working with others, sharing, and benefits of physical activity.

Every session, players will need to provide motivation, willingness to learn, attendance, be punctual, and wear/bring the proper gear (size 4 ball, navy athletic shorts, navy soccer socks, shin guards, soccer cleats).

Each session will breakdown into 20-25 minutes of technical ball handling skill training (or area of concentration as directed by the Coach) & 15-20 minutes of ‘playing games’ with the ball (or topic of the day). Parents will need to be on time dropping off and picking up their player. This is very important as Coaches have other teams they are responsible for in addition to their contribution to the Academy Program. Every Coach is excited about the Academy and the great opportunity for growth it offers the players!

Program Director – Ruben Perez Sr, RSL-AZ Yuma Director of Coaching

RSL-AZ Yuma Coaches – Ralph Evans Jr and other Coaches as their time permits

Volunteers – Player Coaches

Please register BY CLICKING HERE:  RSL-AZ Yuma 20/21 Academy Session 1
 
TRAINING DAYS ARE Tuesdays & Thursdays  6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
** NORMALLY AT DESERT SUN STADIUM or other locations as directed by the City of Yuma field maintenance schedule.
**UPDATE - WEEK 1 October 13 & Oct 15 will be at Yuma Valley Park! Remaining weeks will be at Desert Sun Stadium!

Email yuma@rslaz.org with any questions!