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Strikers United Junior Academy

The Strikers United Junior Academy

The Strikers United Junior Academy (SUJA) has been established to deliver additional training opportunities for young soccer players (boys and girls in the U6 - U9 age groups). Now entering its 9th year, the primary focus of the program is technical development, however all four cornerstones of long term player development (Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychosocial) will be addressed using a structured development curriculum.

The Strikers United Junior Academy underpins the Strikers United program, and is an opportunity to expose talented young players to a higher level of training. Strikers Juniors is open to players from all towns. Players should be highly motivated and prepared to work hard to attain a higher level of skills. Professional coaches from Strikers United will deliver the year round SUJA training sessions.

If your child is interested in the Strikers United Junior Academy please contact our Director of Coaching, Mitch Doherty.

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Sessions typically run Fridays at Flerra Meadows Field in Boxborough from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Please arrive at 4:15 PM in your kit with shin pads and shoes on, a ball and plenty of water.

Strikers United Junior Academy Staff

Mitch Doherty

Strikers United Junior Academy Head Coach
Strikers United Director of Coaching
Head Coach Strikers United Boys U14 United

Desiree Parent

New England Revolution Academy Staff Coach
Strikers United Junior Academy Coach
Head Coach Strikers United Girls U11 United
Head Coach Strikers United Girls U14 United

 

Kyle Santoro

New England Revolution Academy Staff Coach
Strikers United Junior Academy Coach
Head Coach Strikers United Boys U10 Storm

Strikers United Junior Academy FAQ's

 Who is it for?
The program is aimed at players 6 - 9 years old who are looking for high performance training to enhance their soccer skills and techniques.  The program is open to soccer players from all towns. Players should be highly motivated and prepared to work hard to attain a higher level of skills.
 
What is it?
The Junior Strikers program is a “year round” program covering fall, winter and spring, and some pre-season fitness work in late summer. Sessions are typically structured as follows; Fall - 10 weekly sessions, Winter - 10 weekly indoor sessions one weekday evening in February and March, Spring - 10 weekly sessions, and late Summer - three 2 hour pre-season fitness and technical training sessions.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
1. Additional program and events (not included in the registration costs) may be added throughout the year (i.e. Futsal, friendly games, jamborees, etc.)
2. Players invited into the program during winter or spring will have their fees pro-rated.
 
Who are the coaches?
Mitch Doherty, Acton Boxborough Youth Soccer and Strikers United Director of Coaching, will oversee and deliver the program. As the program grows, additional professional coaches from within the Strikers United program will assist in delivery of the curriculum. Mitch Doherty holds an FFA “B” License, an English prelim certification, is an SAQ (speed, agility and quickness) trainer, and holds a Coerver skills certification. He has worked for the Mass Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Olympic Development Program (ODP) as a head coach and as a coaching instructor. Mitch was recently named by MYSA as its 2013 Boys Competitive Coach of the Year. Mitch also coached the 2013 Boston Breakers College Academy team.
 
What are the costs?
Cost per player for the Strikers United Junior Academy is $750 per year. Broken down this works out to less than $18 per session – for a high level, challenging and structured development program. A Training Uniform kit ($150) is also required of program participants.
 
If your child is interested in the Strikers United Junior Academy please contact Strikers United Director of Coaching, Mitch Doherty.