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.

2018-2019 Juniors Seasons

The LVU Juniors Academy is divided into two seasonal periods. See the charts below for detailed specifics regarding the program at your age group.

 2011 Juniors    
DATES
TRAINING FREQ.
GAME FREQ.
TRAINING dur.
Season Cost
FALL
Sep 3rd - Nov 16th 2x Training Weekly 4v4 Academy
League
90 Mins $175
WINTER
Jan 7th - May 24th 2x Training Weekly Lehigh Valley
Winter League
90 Mins $400
2012 JUNIORS    
DATES
TRAINING FREQ.
GAME FREQ.
TRAINING Dur.
SEASON COST
FALL
Sep 3rd - Nov 16th 2x Training Weekly 4v4 Academy
League
90 Mins $175
WINTER
Jan 7th - May 24th 2x Training Weekly Lehigh Valley
Winter League
90 Mins $400
2013 JUNIORS    
DATES
TRAINING FREQ.
GAME FREQ.
TRAINING dur.
SEASON COST
FALL
Sep 3rd - Nov 16th 1x Training Weekly No Game
​Component
60 Mins $100
WINTER
Jan 7th - May 24th 1x Training Weekly No Game
​Component
60 Mins $175
2014 JUNIORS    
DATES
TRAINING FREQ.
GAME FREQ.
TRAINING dur.
SEASON COST
FALL
Sep 3rd - Nov 16th 1x Training Weekly No Game
Component
60 Mins $100
WINTER
Jan 7th - May 24th 1x Training Weekly No Game
​Component
60 Mins $175

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

Introducing a new, lowered payment structure! Payment will be broken up into two seasonal periods: summer/fall and winter/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? Refer to the charts above and 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.