Academy Overview

Updated Tuesday August 15, 2017 by BSC.

ACADEMY PROGRAM  (U12 – U18)

The Academy is structured to provide your son or daughter an excellent opportunity to develop as a soccer player in the best possible positive learning environment. The goal of the Academy Program is to provide a fun yet challenging opportunity for players seeking more skilled soccer and more playing opportunities than are offered at the recreational level, accessible to players U12-U18. The Club has worked to develop a technical curriculum that will enable players to develop age appropriate skills, allow each player to be assessed and play on a team and in a division most appropriate for their skill and commitment. It is a goal of the U12-U18 Academy to provide the opportunity and the encouragement essential to advance the skill level of the players to include scholastic level play including tactical skills.  The cost of the Academy remains the best value in the entire Capital Region when one considers the quality of technical and tactical training given.

Full Academy Registration

The Academy Program registration fee will be $1,300.00 for the 2017-18 season.  The registration fee, in addition to providing support for the club’s administrative and facility costs, includes the following:

  • Training Sessions conducted by professional, licensed coaches.
    • Fall Outdoor Training for younger age divisions participating in Fall Travel. 
    • Winter Indoor Training (1 session per week per team).
    • Spring Outdoor Training (2 sessions per week per team, which will include an academy style practice involving all players in the age group when there are multiple teams.)
    • New! - Additional Technical / Skill group practice will be included during the Winter and Spring Training.
  • CDYSL (or other) Spring competitive league fees.
  • New! - Registration Fee for the Bethlehem Soccer Tournament in May is now included in the Academy Registration Fee.
  • Additional Fees for Optional Activities
    • Additional activities, CDYSL Fall Travel, additional indoor practices, indoor league play, tournament play, and uniform fees are not included.

Spring Only Academy Registration Option  

The Spring Only Academy Option registration fee is $ 625.00 for the 2017-18 season.  Additional Fees, as described above, may be associated with participation.

The registration fee, in addition to providing support for the club’s administrative and facility costs, includes the following:

  • Training Sessions conducted by professional, licensed coaches.
    • Final four weeks of Winter Indoor Training (1 session per week per team).
    • Spring Outdoor Training (2 sessions per week per team, which will include an academy style practice involving all players in the age group when there are multiple teams.)
    • New! - Additional Technical / Skill group practice will be included during the Winter and Spring Training after March 1st start date.
  • CDYSL (or other) Spring competitive league fees.
  • New! - Registration Fee for the Bethlehem Soccer Tournament in May is now included in the Academy Registration Fee.
  • In addition, players will now be permitted to participate in optional activities after March 1st (Example - Afrim’s Indoor Session 3).

Please note

The following are limitations on participation for Spring Only Academy Option registrants.

  • Participation in optional activities is limited to those activities which occur after March 1st
  • This means that the following optional activities associated with participation in the Academy Programs are not open to Spring Only Option registrants prior to March 1st
    • Any and all practices, outdoors or indoors.
    • Any and all outdoor competitions / leagues / tournaments (Example - CDYSL Fall Travel)
    • Any and all Indoor competitions / leagues / tournaments (Example - Afrim’s Indoors Sessions 1 & 2 or weekend tournaments)