Benfica Juniors Soccer Program for U8 and U9 players
Does your seven or eight-year-old son or daughter love soccer and want to play more than just a Fall recreational season?
Juniors Benfica is a developmental soccer program for families that want to make the investment in their kid’s soccer future at an early age. Teams practice twice a-week with professional coaches.
Goals of the Juniors Program
Increase the players love of the game - have fun while learning
Prepare those players who have the motivation and ability to focus for higher levels of play
Increase the players soccer IQ
Ideal candidates are children who are motivated to learn, can focus at practices and games, want the next level of play beyond recreational soccer, and can commit to attending a majority of training sessions and games.
Benfica Juniors Spring Session:
The Spring Session is expanded from the Fall Session and includes eight weekend games. Players train twice a week and play games on Sundays in the Bellevue area.
There are no tryouts, players will be placed on teams for training and games based on a skills assessment by the coaches.
The cost of the Spring program is $500. Practices begin in January.
Benfica Juniors Summer Session:
The Summer session focuses on the basics such as decision making and shape vs individual skills and the occasional “Friendly” with other area teams.
No tournaments are played at this age group. If you plan to play in the Fall Session, it is highly recommended to participate in the Summer Session.
Summer Session starts the week of July 6, runs for 7 consecutive weeks through the week of August 17th.
Training is twice a week and runs one hour and fifteen minutes.
Typical cadence is on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday cadence. The cost of the summer program is $300.
Benfica Juniors Fall Session:
Teams will train twice a week for one hour through September with games on Sunday afternoon's tentatively planned to start either September 27th or October 4th (Pending Phase 3) and continuing 8-9 weeks until November 22nd. If games can't start by October 4th, a third training session will be added starting October 4th and continue until games are allowed, until November 22nd.
U8 Teams play 4v4 games, and U9 teams play 7v7.
There are no tryouts, players will be placed on teams for training and games based on a skills assessment by the coaches where we have multiple teams.
The cost of the fall program is $500.