PRE-COMPETITIVE TEAMS for 7-10 year olds.
Our more advanced academy or pre-competitive program is called ’Gunners’. The Gunners is designed for the more experienced player that wants to learn more about the game and play more soccer.
The mission of the Gunners is to provide an environment for youth players in the U-8, U-9, and U-10 age groups to develop their soccer skills in preparation for playing at the more competitive youth levels. Our partnership with other clubs and academy programs in the area, along with the partnerships with UAYSL, provides our players with an opportunity to compete in games against other teams.
ANNUAL CALENDAR and COST PER SEASON
The Gunner calendar runs Aug. 1 through Jul. 31. The annual calendar is divided into three playing seasons with an optional month rest, recovery, or cross-training.
The only additional fees charged after the Gunner fees will be tournament fees and uniform fees. The tournament fees will vary team by team and the uniform fee will vary per player so they are not included in the Gunner team fee. The summer season fee includes the team entry fee into the Far North Tournament but any additional tournaments the teams participate in will be an additional cost and will vary team by team.
Fall Season – $330 ($110/month)
- Sept. 28th – Dec. 20th
- Training 2x per week
- US Youth Futsal Fall League, 1 game per week on Friday Evenings
Winter Season – $330 ($110/month)
- Approx. 3 months, Jan. through Apr.
- Training 2x per week (Mondays 6-7:15 PM & Saturdays 11-12 PM)
- UAYSL Winter League, 1 game per week
Summer Season – $330 (Far North entry is included)
- Approx. 3 months, May through July.
- Training 2x per week
- UAYSL Summer League, 1-2 games per week
- 2-4 tournaments (vary team to team)
Players train twice a week with games typically during the week in the summer and on the weekends during the winter. Teams may participate in 1-4 tournaments per year. With advanced soccer comes an expectation that the players have a higher level of commitment. It is important that all players attend training and games to maximize their development.
The Gunner teams will play matches primarily with teams from local clubs and in the United Anchorage Youth Soccer League. Additional matches may be scheduled with other organizations, as needed.
PLEASE NOTE: Teams that choose to play in tournaments will pay additional tournament fee per tournament selected. Estimated fees per player is around $45 per tournament.