To create options for New Canaan youth residents to play soccer at their level of ability and to help them further develop their soccer abilities.

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The start for the Academy Fall Season will be Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

*Weather dependant*

Welcome to the Academy program of the New Canaan Football Club (New Canaan FC).  The purpose of the Academy program is to provide every child in grades 3 through 8 an opportunity to develop his/her soccer skills in a positive environment.  The Academy program is directly linked to the travel program through the same curriculum using the same professional coaching staff currently used by the classic travel program.  Our ultimate goal is to get your child ready to compete on a travel team should they desire to move to the next level. While all children that register will be assigned to a team, we do our best to form balanced teams based on available player evaluations. While we would like to accommodate everyone, it is impossible to place every girl or boy on a team with best friends, carpools, etc.  


Structure, Games and Coaching
The structure of the Academy program for each age group depends on the number of children that register.  The greater the number of registered kids the more teams will be formed.  Academy teams will be playing games against our neighboring towns that run similar programs.  Games will be on Saturdays and will be coached by a professional UK Elite coach. Games against neighboring towns will vary in timing.


Academy teams practice twice per week based on a set schedule posted on a separate page on this website prior to the start of the season. We do our best to work with the town to retain the same practice schedules for each team each year to help parents in planning schedules. We do our best to accommodate known conflicts with other town activities or commitments (e.g., CCD classes) but we ask that you not make any other requests. 


Parent Team Jobs
Just like the classic travel program, parent volunteers must be assigned for each team for certain roles such as team manager, treasurer, safety coordinator for practices, and equipment manager.


We will be using the same uniforms as Classic Travel.  Aside from the two jerseys (one red and one white), you will need to purchase black shorts and red socks.  We will be ordering all of these uniforms via an online ordering system and information will be emailed to you before the season starts.  You will be notified when the jerseys are ready for pick up from the Soccer & Rugby Imports.


We look forward to another successful season of the Academy Program and we appreciate all your support. 

New Canaan FC Board