The U-8 Academy is our introductory program to competitive soccer for boys and girls ages 5-7. We understand how important the development is for youth players in our program because they are the future of our club. Our goal is to instill a technical foundation on the ball and provide a safe and fun learning environment where players can grow their love for the game. Emphasis on developing good habits and individual character is always our main priority. Our professional staff is trained to get the most out of your player during trainings and games while having a ton of fun at the same time!
2020/2021 U-8 Academy Season:
registration fee: $95
Monthly fee: $75
Account can be setup to pay in monthly installments via Credit Card/Debit Card/ACH Payments.
Sign-Up Now! Please contact Kim Japhet - Girls U-8 Academy and Nate Gargiulo - Boys U-8 Academy:
Girls U8 Coordinator
Phone: (916) 742-0424
Boys U8 Coordinator
Phone: (916) 494-2176
Develop basic motor skills.
Develop basic technical soccer skills.
Develop social interaction skills.
Develop basic tactical game awareness skills.
"Any club can develop a soccer player. Developing good character is the true challenge."
- San Juan Soccer Club
Q.) Who can join?
At this age, we don’t turn away players that want to grow and gain skills. Every player deserves a chance to experience our program and have fun!
Q.) Can we invite friends that do not know about San Juan?
Absolutely! We accept players year round with the hopes to build a large player pool to feed into the U-9 age group next year. Developing our own players is the key to having a successful program.
Q.) How often do we train?
The U-8 Academy trains 2 days a week for 1 hour at our facility.
Q.) Do we play games?
Games have been delayed due to Covid-19. We will resume games when the state allows youth sports to do so.
Q.) What is the commitment level?
Players can stay and play the whole season or part of the season. The goal is to get as many touches on the ball as possible so we always recommend to stay involved as much as possible.
Q.) Do we travel?
The U-8 Academy does not go outside the Sacramento area. The other clubs in our league our local and provide the perfect amount of competition for this age group.
Q.) Can we bring a friend to try it out?
Yes! Contact the appropriate U-8 Coordinator and set up a time to check out the program any time of the year.