LVU Juniors Academy

LVU Juniors Academy Philosophy

The Lehigh Valley United Juniors Academy program is dedicated to overall development of the player in a professionally run atmosphere. We recognize that the Juniors Level is the first and most important stage in structuring player development and offer Professional Coaching at each age group. In this program all players are accepted and no player is turned away based on age or ability base. The coaching staff will be focused on nurturing technical sophistication on the ball, motor skills, and early development of soccer awareness. It instills the love and passion for the sport through the methods of guided discovery. 

We stress the importance of leadership, attitude, professionalism, team unity, work rate, and sportsmanship as some of the core values that will be introduced throughout the player’s career at LVU.  This program is directed by Early Zone 1 Technical Director, Niko Stefanides.

Evaluation Process

All players interested in participating in LVU Junior's Academy will need to attend an evaluation for placement purposes. We will have an evaluation day, leading into the new season, for all current and interested players for placement purposes. Age group teams are constantly forming throughout the year and anyone can attend an LVU Junior’s Academy training session at any time, regardless of time of year and soccer club/soccer association affiliation.

Fee Structure

Payment structure will be broken up seasonally: fall, winter, and spring to accommodate for program growth and player fluctuation from season to season. Players interested in joining mid-season will be provided a pro-rated price for said season, if team opening's exist. Interested in learning more about the seasonal cost? Please contact Niko Stefanides at nstefanides@lehighvalleyunited.com

Coaching Staff

The LVU Juniors Coaching Staff consists of experienced soccer players and coaches, many of whom are professionally liscenced. As a result, the cost of the Juniors Academy program is significantly higher than that of local rec programs, who host a variety of parent volunteers. Our staff coaches are all paid for their time coaching each season. 

 

2017-2018 Junior's Seasons

2013 Juniors
Dates
Training Freq.
Game Freq.
TRAINING Length
Fall
Sep 11th - Nov 18th 1x Training Weekly LVU 3v3 League 60 Min
Winter
Jan 8th - Mar 24th 1x Training Weekly LVU 3v3 League 60 Min
Spring
Apr 2rd - June 2th 1x Training Weekly LVU 3v3 League 60 Min
2012 Juniors  
DATES
TRAINING FREQ.
GAME FREQ.
TRAINING LENGTH
FALL
Sep 11th - Nov 18th 1x Training Weekly LVU 3v3 League 60 Mins
WINTER
Jan 8th - Mar 24th 1x Training Weekly LVU 3v3 League 60 Mins
SPRING
Apr 2nd - June 2nd 1x Training Weekly LVU 3v3 League 60 Mins
   2011 Juniors   
DATES
TRAINING FREQ.
GAME FREQ.
TRAINING LENGTH
FALL
Aug 7th - Nov 18th 2x Training Weekly 4v4 Academy
League
90 Mins
WINTER
Dec 4th - Mar 23rd 1x Training Weekly Lehigh Valley
Winter League
60 Mins
SPRING
Apr 2nd - June 2nd 2x Training Weekly 4v4 Academy
League
90Mins
  2010 Juniors    
DATES
TRAINING FREQ.
GAME FREQ.
TRAINING LENGTH
FALL
Aug 7th - Nov 18th 2x Training Weekly 4v4 or 7v7 90 Mins
WINTER
Dec 4th - Mar 24th 1x Training Weekly Lehigh Valley
Winter League
60 Mins
SPRING
Apr 2nd - June 2nd 2x Training Weekly 4v4 or 7v7 90Mins