What is Fairhope Academy?

Our Academy soccer program is available to the keen and eager young soccer player that may express an early interest in the game. We encourage any player who is ready to move from recreational soccer, seeking higher level of training and competition to join our academy. It is the job of our coaching director & staff to develop these young players into avid and enthusiastic soccer players. Success at these ages is not based on wins/loses nor is it about competing at the highest level. The development of the individual player is the main priority.

Academy soccer is designed to support and assist the dedicated soccer player in increasing their technical soccer skills and abilities. Our philosophy is to provide age and developmentally appropriate training and instruction in an environment that encourages individual player growth and promotes the enjoyment, enthusiasm, camaraderie, and sportsmanship of the game. In the Academy age groups, the goal is to develop players and teach them the skills they will need to compete at higher soccer levels. The focus is not on team wins and losses, but upon the complete development of the individual player. 

  • Our Academy teams are U9 & above for both Boys & Girls

  • This is an “invite to play" soccer program.

  • Players will be evaluated to ensure that those selected will be competent enough to thrive in a competitive environment that Academy training will provide.

  • Academy Fall season begins third week of July until Thanksgiving break and resumes for Spring season second week in January until mid-May.  Optional Winter Break Training

  • Coaches are hired by the Club Director and USSF licensed.

  • Teams train two (2) times a week and have an optional opportunity for goalkeeper training. Practice time range from 1hr-1.5hr

  • Players and parents must be aware that there is a commitment level necessary for Academy participation. Practice times and tournament/playdate schedules are set at the beginning of each season. ***Schedules are subject to change due to weather and/or cancelations beyond our control***

  • Academy teams play in soccer playdates (1 day) and weekend tournaments (2 days) Our teams travel regionally (Mobile, Foley, Pensacola, Destin, Panama City, Montgomery, Gulfport)  

  • Academy fees range from $70-110/month.  Additional costs for uniforms and travel. More details are provided for your specific team based on the season goals after team placement.

“We Play Together, We Win Together, We Lose Together, We Stay Together.”

For any questions related to our Academy program, contact Sara Wade, Academy Registrar or Declan McSheffrey, Club Director

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Mailing Address:
FSC PO Box 363
Montrose, AL 36559

Fairhope Soccer Complex:
18383 County Rd. 13
Fairhope, AL 36532 

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