Academy Program Description
The Academy program is a year-round program that provides the highest level of training that Suburban FC has to offer. It features a professional academy structure where players train Monday to Friday before or after school and play games on weekends. This program is the first of it's kind in Nova Scotia. It is targeted towards the top U13 and U15 players/teams at Suburban FC who have aspirations of playing at a higher level such as post-secondary or professional environments. Please note that this is an invite only program.
U17 Showcase Program Description
The Showcase program is a transition program for the Academy level player who is looking to continue their pathway to reach the post-secondary or professional level. Suburban FC's Showcase program provides the tools, opportunities and contacts to help players reach different pathways where they would be best suited. This program exposes players to post-secondary coaches from Canada and United States by attending showcase tournaments, friendlies and combines. Players in this program will be provided with a highlight tape and training in all 4 pilars of the game (Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological). Please note that this is an invite only program.
For more information, please contact Director of Operations Jessie Burgins: Jessie.Burgins@suburbanfc.ca
Duration: Year round (November - October)
Academy Training Frequency: 4-6x Weekly (Early Morning OR Late Afternoon)
U17 Showcase Training Frequency: 3-4x Weekly (Early Morning, Late Afternoon OR Evening)
Players require the training package and both the game uniforms. A number will be assigned by the Technical Director - Youth & Senior Development if you do not already have one.
Please note: anyone wishing to make an Academy or Showcase team must register for Performance and attend tryouts as these programs are invite only.
Note: Please refer to your individual TeamSnap account to complete the Covid health check, which is mandatory for anyone attending training. You could also find the schedule - times, play days and locations there as well. A TeamSnap walkthrough could be found at the bottom of this page which outlines the check-in process as well as other features.
NEED TO KNOW
Need financial assistance?
** We are a non-profit soccer club and we strive to balance low program fees (as low as possible) with superior coaching and training opportunities. If our fees present a barrier for your player, we encourage you to contact Suburban FC at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss payment options. There are also opportunities for financial support available through KidSport and Jumpstart **
What happens if there is bad weather and field closures?
** Unfortunately due to time constraints and COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no make-up sessions or pro-rated refunds due to poor weather / field closure. Field closures and extreme weather conditions are beyond our control. We will always strive to ensure that programming is offered when we have access to fields and it does not jeopardize the safety of our players. Any cancellations will be clearly communicated via TeamSnap. **