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Academy

NRU Academy

The NRU Academy  is a stepping stone for players transitioning from recreational soccer to travel soccer. There are four divisions in the Academy: U-9 Girls, U-9 Boys (for 2014 born players), U-10 Girls and U-10 Boys (for 2013 born players). The program consists of 2 practices per week.  Games are played on the weekends.

All training sessions are part of a developmental curriculum focused on the technical and tactical abilities of the individual player within a team setting. Although scores will be kept track of in most games, they will be treated informally. Above anything else, the games will be a chance for the players to play and learn. 

Important Dates:
Training Begins: August 22,  2022 
Games Start: September 3, 2022
Season Ends: October 30, 2022                                                                    

Training Location: CRC Fields- 
1691 Innovation Drive (Tech Center Drive) Blacksburg Virginia United States 24060

* If you are 2015 born player and want to join the Academy program earlier than U9 (2014), then please email the Academy Director, Matt Gwilliam, for an evaluation: ford.gwilliam@gmail.com
 

The Four Pillars of Development

The Four Pillars of Development