As the competency and confidence of players increases, our coaching staff commence teaching team concepts with the Rising Academy players. Working collaboratively with teammates in small groups and units is possible and offensive/defensive strategies and approaches will be introduced. The first year of Academy (U8) is a transitional year as players prepare to move from 4v4 without keepers to 7v7. Coaching staff are extremely experienced in making the transition seamless by introducing players to new positions and roles. Attacking combinations become more complex, defending involves more coordination and player’s learning accelerates rapidly as the environment adapts to more players – 7v7 – at U9/U10.
The Rising Academy Program is for players in U8-U10 age groups playing 4v4 (U8) and 7v7 (U9/U10) game formats. The Academy Program in Arizona (organized by Arizona Soccer Association) is designed to achieve development goals:
2003/04 & 2011 Girls. Academy Coordinator.
Phone: (520) 870-2418
2007 & 2009 Boys and Academy Coordinator
Phone: (602) 405-7944