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Academy and Academy Select

Academy Programs (9U and 10U)

The 9U and 10U years are the transitional years when it comes to soccer.  At these ages, we begin playing 7v7 on a bigger field, playing games against teams from other clubs, and training for longer periods of time. It is very important that the kids are placed in the proper soccer environment to meet their current soccer needs and ability level. With that in mind, Broomfield Soccer Club has two programs for the 9U and 10U age groups, the Academy and Academy Select Programs.


The Academy program is our traditional recreational soccer program.  This program is designed for players and families who have a lower commitment level, may be new to soccer, play other sports, just want to play with their friends, or may not be at the Select level according to the assessments. Parents have the ability to request practice days and times as well as friends or a specific coach. (The club works very hard to meet these requests, however we cannot guarantee that every request can be met.)

The teams at the Academy level participate in the Recreational League through Colorado Soccer Association. This league involves travel, but more locally to locations such as Westminster, Boulder, Longmont, etc. The teams in our recreational program are coached by a dedicated group of volunteer coaches who give a tremendous amount of time to the program. 

Age group: 9U & 10U
Roster size: 10 to 12
Practices: Two practices a week, 75 minutes in length (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday)
Game day: Saturdays
Game structure 7 vs. 7, Two twenty-five minute periods. 
Coaches: Parent Volunteers
Uniform: Nike uniform kit (separate purchase required)
Equipment needed: Size 4 ball (separate purchase required)
Team formation: Based on registration

Academy Select

The Academy Select program is designed for kids who have displayed the ability to play at a higher level through an assessment process. The program requires a higher commitment level from both the parents and the player. Through an assessment process, 45 to 50 players will be invited to join the age group (separate pool for 9U and 10U). There are no requests for this program. The Director of Recreation will divide the players into training group pools and teams. The entire ‘09 age group will practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights from either 5-6:15 or 6:15-7:30 depending on the team. The ‘08 will train on Monday and Wednesday nights during the same time period. There will be Street Soccer and Tactical Training for the age group pools every other Friday. The training pools will train 2-3 nights a week. In addition, there will be seven weeks of professional training for each team during the season to assist the parent volunteer head coach.  The Academy Select teams play in the Intermediate League through Colorado Soccer Association (CSA). This involves travel within Metro Denver, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and occasionally Vail. There are also additional costs at this level, because of the additional training time with professional trainers.

Age group: 9U & 10U
Roster size: 10 to 13
Practices: Two to three practices a week, 75 minutes in length (either Monday and Wednesday with additional Fridays or Tuesday and Thursday with additional Fridays)
Game day: Saturdays
Game structure 7 vs. 7, Two twenty-five minute periods.
Coaches: Parent Volunteers and Trainer
Uniform: Nike uniform kit (separate purchase required)
Equipment needed: Size 4 ball (separate purchase required)
Team formation: By invitation based on assessment, there are no requests in this program.

Are you interested in becoming an Academy Select Coach?  Click here for the Academy Select Coach Application.


In May the club will be hosting Mixers for the 2009 and 2008 birth years.  In October, the club will host Mixers for players who are not currently enrolled in the Academy Select Program.  

The purpose of the Mixers is to assess players for the Academy Select program. (If a player is not interested in the Select program, they need not attend the Mixer. They would simple register in June for the Academy program in the fall or December for the Academy program in the spring.) Players interested in attending the Mixer need to register for one of the Assessment blocks listed below in their age group. The purpose of these assessment blocks is for players to play against other players in the age group and be assessed on their ability by independent assessors. (These are not evaluations. Evaluations should come from your child’s coach.)

The Director of the Recreational program will gather all the data and send out invitations to the players who are invited to join the Select program. Those families that receive invitations to play in the Academy Select program have the option of playing in either the Academy Select or the Academy program.

Registration is required, there will be no walk ups.  Registration opens April 26.  All Mixers will take place at Highland Park. There are limited spaces available in the Academy Select Program.

2009 (9U) Boys:
Block A: May 15, 5:00 - 6:30p
Block B: May 16, 6:30 - 8:00p
Block C: May 17, 5:00 - 6:30p
Rainout Date: May 18

2009 (9U) Girls: 
Block D: May 15, 6:30 - 8:00p
Block E: May 16, 5:00 - 6:30p
Rainout Date: May 18

2008 (10U) Boys: 
Block 1: May 22, 6:30 - 8:00p
Block 2: May 23, 5:00 - 6:30p
GoalKeeper Block: May 24, 6:30 - 8:00p
Rainout Date: May 25

2008 (10U) Girls: 
Block 4: May 22, 5:00 - 6:30p
Block 5: May 23, 6:30 - 8:00p
GoalKeeper Block: May 24, 5:00 - 6:30p
Rainout Date: May 25

Questions? Email

How do I learn more?

Click here for the PowerPoint presentation with information about the Academy / Academy Select Program and the Mixers that was presented on April 10, 2017.

Quick glance at the two programs

Item / Program

Academy Select Gold

Academy Select Silver


Registration fee




Program entry

Player assessment & invitation

Player assessment & invitation



Parent Volunteer & Professional Trainer

Parent Volunteer & Professional Trainer

Parent Volunteer

Professional Trainer (7wks)





Twice a week & every other Friday

Twice a week & every other Friday

Twice a week

Practice days/ times

9U T-Th, 10U M-W

9U T-Th, 10U M-W


League / Games

Intermediate league

Intermediate league

Recreational league

Team or Pool size

Pool size 24 – 26,
two teams of 12-14

Pool size 24 – 26,
two teams of 12-14

Team 10-14 players

Additional Cost





Which level is right for my child?

At both levels, the primary focus is on player development.  As players get older and the level of play increases the amount of time and space a child has to play in becomes more limited. 

We strongly encourage you to watch your child play and assess your child’s current ability level to see which program you think is the best fit for your child.  Below is an assessment chart to use when watching you child play during a game that might be helpful with your assessment.

How to assess players during the game:



Ball Control

Passing and Receiving




What the coach should look for.

What does the player do when they are presented with a 1v1 situation?

How confident is the player when in possession of the ball.

What does the player do when they receive the ball?

Is the player activity involved in the game?

How does the player approach attacking?

How does the player approach defending?

Gold Standard

Attacks the defender at speed and uses foot skills to beat an opponent.

Player uses different surface of the foot and body to manipulate the ball.

Controls the ball and keeps it close to them so they can play the ball with their next touch.

Influences the pace and tempo of the game. Always looking to be involved in the game.

Rarely give the ball away. Often tries to attack players trying to get to goal.

Pressures the ball. Forces attackers away from goal or often separates attacker from ball.

Silver Standard

Only attempts to try and dribble past an opponent 50% of the time.

Player moves with the ball only when not under pressure of another player.

Needs a couple of touches to prepare the pass. Unsure where the pass is going.

Slow to react to the changing pace of the game. Spends more time chasing the ball.

Tries to join the attack. First touch is usually to long putting them into tackles.

Good starting position but has moderate success stopping players going to goal.

Academy Standard

Prefers to pass or kick the ball away.

Gets rid of the ball as quickly as possible. Heavy touch – not comfortable with the ball.

Loses possession of the ball without much pressure.

Rarely involved in the play.

Stays in a stationary position waiting for the ball to find them

Does not chase ball or attacker. Unbalanced starting position. Usually standing waiting to defend.


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Broomfield, Colorado 80020

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