Academy & Teams

Junior Academy (U4-U7)

What is Junior Academy?

Welcome to the Junior Academy Program.  For the fall of 2022 and the spring of 2023, this program is for all players born in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016. The online registration for the fall season will open June 1st and close July 31st. The online registration for the spring season will open February 1 and close March 15th. Sessions and games will start approximately two weeks or so after registration closes or when fields are open.

Fall 2022 Junior Academy season begins Saturday August 20th and Spring  2023 Junior Academy season begins Saturday April 15th. Please Note: This dates may be adjusted due to weather, etc.

GEA Junior Academy is an exciting introduction to soccer based on what’s best for the players. The player’s individual skill development and enjoyment is at the heart of the program. All players get professional training from GEA staff members. They get practices throughout the year with small-sided games during the spring and fall seasons.The players play 4v4 to maximize touches and enjoyment.

Why Junior Academy?

Junior Academy is the first stage of the GEA Development Pathway. Led by our GEA Junior Academy Director the program is the “me and my ball” stage in a low pressure environment where individual technical development is the main focus alongside fun games that promote lots of touches of the ball. It will give your player confidence and set them up for an exciting future in soccer!

 

JR. ACADEMY PROGRAM (U4-U7)

 

Indoor Winter Session 1 (U4-U6)

 

For those born in 2019, 2018, 2017, the online registration is open for the 1st session of indoor winter training. The cost is $60 per player and sessions will take place on Saturday morning sometime between 8am-10am depending on the number of players who register.

 

Training/Games will run similar to the outdoor sessions in the Fall season and will take place on November 5, 12, 19 and December 3, 10, 17.  Click on the link below to register.

 

Online registration is open until October 30th @ 11:59pm so register ASAP.  You will be able to mark down a coach/friend request during the online registration process.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR U4-U6 Indoor

 

If you are interested in being a coach volunteer, please email Angie Perkins, Jr. Academy U4-U6 Administrator @ angie.perkins@gretnaeliteacademy.com or indicate this in the online registration for your child.

Indoor Winter Session 1 (U7)

 

For those who were born in 2016 (U7), you will be able to participate in the indoor Futsal league.

- The U7 games are held on Saturday mornings between 10am-noon

- Games on November 5, 12, 19 & December 3, 10, 17

- All games are 4v4 with no goalies & are 20 minute halves

- Teams are coed for the U7 age group with a parent volunteer coach

- Opportunity for dribbling and working on foot skills during the games

- Referee for all Futsal games

The cost for the 1st session of Futsal will be $40 per player.  The teams will be coached by parent volunteer coaches, the same as they were this past fall.  If you are interested in your son/daughter participating on a U7 Co-Ed team for the 1st session of Futsal, please click on the link below to register online through LeagueApps.

Online registration is open until October 30th @ 11:59pm so register ASAP.  You will be able to mark down a coach/friend request during the online registration process.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR U7 CO-ED FUTSAL

 

*If you are interested in being a coach volunteer, please email Shelly Stonacek, Club Administrator @ clubadmin@gretnaeliteacademy.com or indicate this in the online registration for your child*

Please contact Donnie Holstein, Jr. Academy Director, if you have any questions regarding the Jr. Academy Program in general.  donnie.holstein@gretnaeliteacademy.com

GEA Junior Academy will enable your child to:

  • Have fun while learning the littlest of nuances of soccer

  • Gain knowledge, love and passion for the game

  • Develop their technical sophistication on the ball

  • Become elegant, confident and poised players for life

  • Attain high soccer awareness and smarts of the game