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WAVE: DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY DIVISION

 

This program is designed for players aged 4-9 who are looking to gain valuable experience and grow their talents and skills with the goal of eventually becoming a select competitor.

Wave parents find our program extremely convenient because all ages meet in one location at the same time. A soccer mom's dream come true!

 

Many of our HEAT coaches will be directly involved in the training of WAVE players, as well as providing guidance to a team of support coaches who will be working with the WAVE players on a dedicated basis. We’re creating a consistent and sustainable learning environment for our players and coaches for now and for the future.

Eligibility

Players must be at least 4 years old by September of the current game year. Tryouts are not required, and players are divided into age-appropriate, mixed-gender groups.

Registration is held in July each year. Click here to get on the wait list and receive information when details are announced. 

Fees

The player fee of $90 includes approximately 8 weeks of fall sessions and 8 weeks of spring sessions.

 

Wave uniforms cost an additional $50, and may be used for more than one year.

Schedule

WAVE teams meet twice a week, after 5:30 on weeknights at Fields of Dreams (FOD). Sessions will begin in early September and conclude by the end of October. Spring season will have a similar twice weekly structure running from early April to the end of May. 

The first session of the week will be a practice with many quality touches on the ball under the direction of our dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer coaches. Parent support coaches will assist in the practices, learning by example to teach the methods of the HSC coaches and curriculum. 

The second session of the week (for all ages except U5 Dinos) is a game session that will utilize the small-sided game model of academy-style training. This is a model proven successful by clubs all around the world and by HSC in our many years of experience using it with great results. For more information on the academy model of development, read “Coach Brady on the Development Academy Model”.

The youngest group of players, usually age 4, uses a dinosaur-themed British curriculum from Xara which incorporates a unique ball with touch points for training proper technique. We call this group the U5 Dinos and they meet once per week. 

Click here to view the full Hillsdale Soccer Club calendar.

What to Bring

  • Shin guards

  • Water

  • Cleats (suggested but not required)

  • Ball (size depends on your assigned team)

  • Uniform (second session each week only)

Ready to get started? Registration takes place in July.