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Alpharetta Ambush Soccer Club

Ambush U8 Jr. Academy for 6 and 7 Year Old Girls and Boys


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR JR ACADEMY EVALUATION TODAY...This is a registration event for Girls and Boys and it is required to attend evaluations on Friday, May 19th..  Contact Director Matthew Edmiston for details at [email protected]JR ACADEMY PROGRAM IS FULL AT THIS TIME.

Alpharetta Ambush Soccer Club is pleased to offer U8 Jr. Academy soccer
for six and seven year old GIRLS AND BOYS.  For the 2022-23 fall and spring seasons, this is for players born in 2015 and 2016.  Ambush has determined there is great demand for a more structured training environment for Under-8 players. The Jr. Academy program is designed to introduce players to an intermediate level of technical soccer training, preparing them for higher levels of play at U9 Academy and above.

TRAINING: Jr. Academy players will train two days per week. Each training session will be 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Training will be driven by program director Coach Matt Edmiston and by the same coaching curriculum used in our Academy program.  Director of Coaching and USSF "A" License recipient, David Eristavi, has created a year long technical training curriculum the players will follow.  Training will be monitored and guidance provided by a Professional Coach and Program Director from the Ambush staff.  Along with Ambush Club Assistant Coaches, training will be structured but very fun with the end goal being to have players who leave training wanting more.

GAMES:  There will be no travel involved.  Teams will play an in-house 4 v 4 or 5 v 5 format mostly on turf fields minimizing cancellations. Games can be on Friday night or Saturdays.  Each season will consist of 8 to 10 games. The Jr. Academy Director will oversee the game day experience with emphasis on development, teamwork, physical fitness, and most of all FUN.  Licensed coaches who train with the players will coach the games under the guidance of the Program Director.  We will ease the players towards being appropriately competitive without focus on the scoreboard and a "win at all cost" mentality.  Parents and coaches will all participate in a professional and developmental atmosphere with the City of Alpharetta and Ambush Soccer Club's  Code of Ethics guiding the way.

Here is a sample of training topics that we will focus on:
-Ball striking
-First touch
-Body movement
-Balance and coordination

SEASONS:  Ambush Jr. Academy is a one year commitment or two soccer seasons. The Fall season begins in mid-August and ends in mid-November.  The Spring Season begins in late January and ends in mid-May.  Winter training with our staff is encouraged.    

WHERE: All training sessions and games will be at either Webb Bridge Park or across the street at the Valor Christian School.  Training sessions will start around 4:45pm but may be earlier or later depending on field availability.


Annual Registration fee: Resident $730 & Non Resident $880 (Payment plan options available and this covers the entire year)
City of Alpharetta tax payers are considered residents. Johns Creek, Milton & others are Non Residents.  This program requires a 1 year commitment both Fall and Spring season.  There is a NO refund policy in place for U8 Jr. Academy for early withdrawal from program.

FOR QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION: Send email to Coach Matt Edmiston at [email protected] for information!