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U7 Pre-Academy

About U7 Pre-Academy

The U7 Pre-Academy is designed to provide the highest quality development program for the area’s most motivated and committed U7 soccer players. For Fall 2020, U7 includes boys and girls born in the year 2014.

The program offers several unique benefits:

  • A developmentally-appropriate curriculum created and taught by licensed, professional coaches;
  • Once-per-week outdoor training in the Fall and Spring seasons, to supplement your child’s team training;
  • Reasonable cost to participate.
  • Exclusive to players that are Loudoun Soccer U7 age group. Players must be born in the year 2014 AND register in the Kindergarten or 1st Grade programs and be placed on a team.

FEE: $125.
Your child must be registered for our regular Kindergarten Minis or 1st Grade Recreation program and be placed on a tea in order to participate in the U7 Pre-Academy.


The curriculum — designed by Dan Raben, Director of Player Development – features a heavy emphasis on individual ball mastery, allowing each player to become more comfortable, confident and creative with their foot skills, while nurturing their passion and enjoyment for soccer. Activities and games will follow the best practices of US Soccer and US Youth Soccer.

Each week of training will feature a theme, which will build off the themes from previous weeks, including:

  • Dribbling for possession (changes of direction, shielding)
  • Dribbling for penetration (attacking moves such as scissors, Matthews, step-overs, etc.)
  • First touch
  • Passing
  • Finishing and ball-striking

Program Schedule

The U7 Pre-Academy will train once per week during the Fall and Spring seasons; these Friday evening sessions are a supplement to your child’s regularly-scheduled team practices during the week and games on Saturday.

Fridays, 5-6 PM

Fall 2020 Dates:
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23

Rainout Date: October 30

Number of Total Sessions: 7

All sessions will take place at Loudoun Soccer Park (19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175)

Registration & Tryout Details


In previous seasons, prospective players would attend an evaluation session in late August to be assessed for this program. Due to conditions associated with COVID-19, these evaluation sessions will not occur, and open enrollment will occur.

This program is NOT for children new to soccer. It is geared toward children who tend to stand out on their Rec teams, show a passion for the sport of soccer, and are willing to make a larger commitment to the sport.

Individuals wishing to enroll should complete the following steps:

Step 1: register your child in the Recreation (House) Program  – only those players registered in Recreation are eligible to participate, and all players must be age appropriate (born in the year 2014). Kindergartners will enroll in the Minis - Kindergarten program, while 1st Graders will enroll in Rec 1 - 1st Grade.

Step 2: during the registration process, select the U7 Pre-Academy and complete the registration. Payment will be collected at that time.


For more information, contact Dan Raben, Director of Player Development at [email protected].

Contact Us

Loudoun Soccer
19798 Sycolin Rd 
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Fax: 703-777-1029
Phone: 703-777-9977
Email: [email protected]

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