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Training is the Most Important

Academy training

The Green & Gold Soccer Academy based at the University of Alberta confirms its community commitment with the development of Academy Training, Vimy Soccer, International Program, Soccer Camps, and Prospect Management.


The academy's goal is to facilitate player development and to identify and promote talented players to play at the higher levels whether that is club, provincial select team, national, university or even professional.


We strive to develop young athletes to their full soccer potential by providing an enriching training program and coaching sessions that are conducted in a challenging and dynamic training environment, based on solid youth training principles that are age appropriate.


Young players in the 7-18 year age group are at the optimal stage of their athletic development for acquiring a high degree of skill and tactical awareness in soccer with the associated physical maturity and development. We teach these young players the fundamental techniques and skills they'll need to be creative with the ball, skilful in executing game strategy, and efficient in their movements on the field.

Developing Talent

In the development of talent, there are no shortcuts.  


Since its inception in 2001, the University of Alberta's Soccer Centre of Excellence including the Golden Bears Soccer Program, Green & Gold Soccer Academy and Vimy Soccer have developed and launched many of the regions top soccer talents.

University of Alberta - Soccer Centre of Excellence

Academy Sessions

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Spring Session 2019: may-June

The Green and Gold Soccer Academy – Spring Session 2019 (Outdoor)


The Green & Gold Soccer Academy is pleased to announce our Spring Session academy training that will provide high-performance practices for ambitious and dedicated teams (boys & girls).  All practices will take place on the grass fields at Campus Saint Jean (8406 - 91 Street) for May through June 2019.  


The Academy's philosophy is quite simply to build on the powerful legacy of the university’s championship Golden Bears soccer team - by bringing the outstanding skills of the Golden Bears coaches and players to Edmonton’s premier youth soccer teams.

The academy aims to provide a coaching process that is based on solid youth development coaching principles delivered by our professional coaches utilizing superior soccer facilities.  Strict adherence to the Canadian Soccer Association's Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model is applied.


All goalkeepers will be provided with specialized instruction in all aspects of this demanding position. Each training session may feature soccer specific fitness training in the development of agility, coordination, quick feet, core strength, endurance, speed and power.


The fitness or physical development is combined with technical and tactical training with a view to providing the youth player with the optimum opportunity for soccer skill enhancement. 


The cost for this program will be $250 per player for a minimum of 12 players. 

  


Spring Session (Outdoor) 2019

Days and Times: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday (6-7:30 pm) for 7 weeks or 14 practices May - June. 

Ages: Boys and girls playing at the U-11, U13, U-15 & U-17 competitive levels 
Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Phases: FUNdamental, Learning to Train, Training to Train & Training to Compete 
Cost: Team Registration (minimum 12 players) at $250 per player

Where: Campus Saint Jean (8406 - 91 Street)

First practice: Monday, May 6, 2019  

Fall Session: Sep-Nov

The Fall  Session academy training offers 10 practices that are to be held each Monday/Saturday.   All practices will take place on the grass fields at Campus Saint Jean (8406 - 91 Street) for September-October.


Fall Session (Outdoor)

Days and Times: Monday & Saturday

Ages: Boys and girls playing at the U-11, U13, U-15 & U-17 competitive levels  

Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Phases: FUNdamental, Learning to Train, Training to Train & Training to Compete  

Cost: Team Registration (minimum 12 players) at $250 per player

Where: Campus Saint Jean (8406 - 91 Street)

Winter Session: Jan-Apr


The Winter Session academy training offers 15 practices that are to be held each Tuesday and Thursday (5:30-7pm) from early January through February. All practices will be take place in the Foote Field Dome.


Winter Session (Indoor)
Days and Times: Tuesday & Thursdays (5:30-7pm) for 15 practices (January - February)
Ages: Boys and girls playing at the U-11, U13, U-15 & U-17 competitive levels
Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Phases: FUNdamentals, Learn-to-Train, Train-to-Train & Train-to-Compete
Cost: Team Registration (minimum 12 players) - $300 per player
Where: Foote Field (Dome) - U of A South Campus: 11601 68th Avenue (T6G 2E1) 

Feature Teams

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Team Training

A number of teams have benefited from The Green & Gold Soccer Academy's team development training.  Team practices are conducted by the academy’s principal coaches, including goalkeeper specialist, utilizing our first-class facilities and equipment.  In addition, the academy coaches provide on-going technical assistance and advice to the coaching staff of those feature teams in terms of their physical, technical and tactical preparation for competition.