Youth Academy (8U-10U)

Youth Academy (8U)
The ASA 8U program is the first year in the Academy. This is a transitional year for most players who have been playing 4v4 in the rec and junior program to 7v7 with same gender teams. Players are selected during open tryouts. Format for this age groups is 7v7. This program will give young players a professional team coach and an introduction to a higher level of competitive environments. Players will be challenged with age specific skills and consistently compete with other same level teams in the Memphis area. The 8U teams may play 1-2 local tournaments per season with no travel. Player placement in the 8U Program will be determined by attitude, athleticism, and coachability. All players willing to make the commitment are encouraged to try out.

Youth Academy (9U)
Players are selected during open tryouts. Format for these age groups is 7v7. This program will give young players a professional team coach and an introduction to a higher level of competitive environments. Players will be challenged with age specific skills and consistently compete with other same level teams in the Memphis area.  Coaches will evaluate players throughout the season on their skill, attitude, athleticism, and ability. ASA 9U’s may play in 1-2 local tournaments per season. All players willing to make the commitment to training and a higher level of coaching are encouraged to tryout. Player placement in the 9U Program will be determined by skill, attitude, athleticism, and ability.

Youth Academy (10U)
Players are selected during open tryouts. Format for these age groups is 7v7. This program will give young players a professional team coach and an introduction to a higher level of competitive environments. Players will be challenged with age specific skills and consistently compete with other same level teams in the Memphis area.  Coaches will evaluate players throughout the season on their skill, attitude, athleticism, and ability.  As players develop and are evaluated, ASA will begin training similar level players together more.  ASA 10U’s may play in local tournaments and travel 1-2 times per season. All players willing to make the commitment to training and a higher level of coaching are encouraged to tryout. Player placement in the 10U Program will be determined by skill, attitude, athleticism, and ability.