Open Play

Harmony Sports Complex Turf, 5:00 - 6:00pm

2018 Player Placements Announced!

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Timbers Strengthen JA Coaching Staff

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Evan Gaul added as GK & JA Director

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Funding Approved for Harmony Parking Lot

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Click on age group program overview below for more information

2018 Player Placements

Click HERE to register for player placements.

Click HERE to register for player placements.

 
2009 (U10) Junior Academy

U10 Junior Academy 2018-19

  • U10 Birth year: 2009

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For a detailed overview of the 2018/19 season for our Junior Academy Program, please click HERE.

REGISTRATION:

Registration will open after Player Placements.

 
2010 (U9) Junior Academy

U9 Junior Academy 2018-19

  • U9 Birth year: 2010

 PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For a detailed overview of the 2018/19 season for our Junior Academy Program, please click HERE.

REGISTRATION:

Registration will open after Player Placements.

 
2010 AND 2011 (U7/U8) Junior Academy Spring 2018

U7 and U8 Junior Academy Spring 2018

All players born in 2010 and 2011 are welcome to register for the U7/U8 Junior Academy Spring 2018 training program.  After the first week of training sessions, coaches will meet and group players into like-ability groups for future trainings which allow for the most appropriate training environment for the player.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For a detailed overview of our 2010/11 Junior Academy Program, please click HERE.

 REGISTRATION:

If you would like to register your 2010 or 2011 born player into our Junior Academy Training session, please click HERE to go to the specific registration page for this event.

 

 
Junior Academy Program Initiative

Washington Timbers Junior Academy Program Initiative

The Washington Timbers Junior Academy Philosophy is to teach and promote attractive, effective forward -thinking soccer.  Our focus is based on a systematic approach to player development. In Zone 1, (ages 6-8 years) players are introduced to the game while learning how to control their own body and the ball at the same time. In Zone 2, (ages 9-12 years) the players learn to train, learn to control the ball quicker and how to apply their ball skills in game situations. Soccer experts agree that the fundamental stage of Zone 1 up to the age of 12 is the most important because the first zone is the spring board to reaching one’s full potential. Without a strong foundation of individual skill attained at the first stage, player development is irreversibly stunted. 

We believe that the playing ages between U-7 to U-10 represent a crucial period in players’ development. We feel strongly that during this period, the focus should be on technical training and that a result-oriented competitive approach is not appropriate. At this stage the focus is more on the individual and less on the team. We strive to break the game down into manageable stages for the young player. We believe that by helping them become comfortable on the ball they ultimately make better decisions and have a deeper understanding of what soccer is. 

Our goal is to create a fun and challenging environment that promotes creativity, confidence and a passion for the game. We believe in a games based approach to teaching and our staff is highly qualified. Upon graduation of the Junior Academy, players will have gained the technical skill and insight needed to support a life-long love of the game. They will also exit with a high standard of excellence that will foster success in all aspects of their future lives.

Development. Education. Community                

Love of the game!

 
Junior Academy Director