5 weeks of training once a week in September and October . Most of our training is indoors but we may have a session or two outside as well.
Our winter session is an 10-11 week program, meeting twice a week for an hour and a half. All participants must commit to the full 4 month time period (November through February). We take Christmas break off so that players can get away from he game and enjoy family time. Payments are split into two payments $425 due at registration in November and $225 due at the first session in January.
A handful of older academy participants that have demonstrated mastery of what we teach, have shown an inclusive nature in our session and are outgoing and personable are given the opportunity to serve as mentors with our younger ages. From time to time our college alumni pop in when they are available to help as well.
During this time period the move indoors limits the number of participants we can take on due to the limtied space we have. The first opportunity to register for these indoor session is given to year round families first. After that we give participants in the last session the next opportunity to register so that they continue their training with us. If we have any space open after that we backfill remaining spots off of our waiting list. We do have an open registration period if returning players opt out and there is no waiting list.
5 weeks of training in March and April, usually at Spokane Falls Community Colleges. We like to add bigger technical areas into our programming, like Striking & Finishing or knocking balls over distance, during this time because we have spent so much time on smaller technical areas. We still do a lot of footwork and coordination but we also give players the opportunity to strike on goal.
5-6 weeks of training twice a week in July - August.
We have quite a few former participants that are now playing in college that come home for summer that we hire to help with our sessions. It is so cool to see young adults that started our sessions at 10 and 11 years old teaching the next generation of players coming out of Spokane. Its a very unique environment from that perspective!
This is our most popular session and can be one of the most impactful. We have multiple sessions at Dwight Merkel and Plantes Ferry Park to make it easier for families to find a location as close as possible.
We have a brief early registration discount period where players can get $25 off for registering early!
High School Girls Pre-Season Clinic
This 4 day - 8 hour clinic is designed to promote player confidence and encourage players to be outgoing in order to build relationships when in a new group. Along with challenging and fun training we have senior mentors that help lead small group warm-ups and interact with younger players who may not be as confident in a new environment.
These seniors and juniors in high school are players who have been involved in our academy for years and understand that being inclusive is a key to developing a strong training environment. With that in mind they are constantly encouraging younger players to never be afraid of failure!