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Our U8 Academy will:

  • Identify and develop future CiTY travel players.
  • Create a positive, learning environment for players and families.
  • Focus on Individual Skill Development, Ball Mastery and Agility, Balance, and Coordination.
  • Introduce players and families to rhythm and demands of travel soccer without the pressure.
  • Help players develop a passion for the game!

U8 Academy Player Identification Clinics:
Monday, May 14, 6:00-7:00 at Blandair Park #3
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00-7:00 at Trinity School - CANCELED; FIELDS CLOSED.

Informational Nights:
Wednesday, May 9, 6:45-7:00 at Trinity School on the fields
Wednesday, May 16, 6:45-7:00 at Trinity School on the fields

Blandair Park: 5750 Oakland Mills Rd Columbia 21045 
Trinity School:
4985 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City 21043


Advantages of small sided games:

  • Players get more touches on the ball.
  • Players make more soccer decisions.
  • Allows focus on age-appropriate technique and tactics.
  • Smaller field improves agility, coordination, and fitness.
  • Creates a challenging and fun, age-appropriate environment.
  • Easier communication between coaches and players.


  • Open to boys and girls born in 2011.
  • 2018/2019 Season
  • Professional coaching
  • Program Director: Carmen Juliano
  • Separate boys and girls programs. 
  • Fall, Winter, and Spring Programs.  
  • Structured training curriculum and activity calendar
  • Fall Training - 2x/week in late August, September, and October
  • 6-8 small-sided (4v4) game dates
  • No Tryouts - Players must register online

Program Fees:

Fall only: $425
Fall and Spring: $800 (includes automatic entry into our annual club fundraiser)
Fees include uniform kit: 2 jerseys, 1 pair of shorts, and 1 pair of socks. 


  1. Click on the yellow button below and follow these instructions:. 
    •  If you have previously created an account on our website, sign in with your login information.
    •  If you have not previously created an account, click on "Register Here" underneath the login section and create an account.
  2. To Create the account:
    • Create the account in the parent/guardian name. For both parents/guardians to receive emails, please add a secondary email address.
    •  To add a player: On your account homepage, click/hover over the circle with three dots on the right-hand side of the "Participants" section header. Select “Add participant” and complete the information for the player. 
  3.  To register for U8 Academy: Once you’ve added your player as a participant, you should see their name in the "Participants" section. Click on the green “Programs Available” oval to the right of the player’s name and register for U8 Academy. Follow all of the steps/screens until you get a pop-up message and email that confirms your "order" for the U8 Academy Program.


Registration Listing

CiTY U8 (2011) Academy Player Identification

CiTY U8 Academy Player Identification

Registration Dates: 05/02/2018 to 09/26/2018
Start and End Dates: 08/27/2018 to 12/31/2018