Youth academy

youth academy OVERVIEW

The Youth Academy Program is the first step for players who desire a more challenging playing environment than provided by our recreational program.

This program is a developmental program, designed to improve and introduce technical, tactical game skills (i.e. shooting, passing, and dribbling). The Academy is designed for 8u-12u players.

Contact: Chad Morgan for questions (

youth academy deatails

8u-12u Players

Who: Player born in 2011 – 2015

Fall Season: August – October

Spring Season: March – May

2 training sessions per week 

3-4 Play Dates + Youth Academy Showcase per season

YOUTH ACademy faq’s


The Academy training will take place at one of our locations:

– Lees-McRae College


The Academy is coached by licensed coaches and Directed by DOC Chad Morgan and Technical Director Brian Fallon.


The Academy fee includes an official NCYSA player card, uniforms, licensed coaches, Academy days with other soccer clubs, and all of the fun the players can handle.

youth academy FEES

Our philosophy is that we want all kids who have the ability to play regardless of their ability to pay. We keep our fees as low as possible, and in fact they are some of the lowest in the state for a full service club. We are proud of that!

Description of Fees

An Acceptance Fee Payment is a non-refundable payment due at the time of initial team registration. The Acceptance Fee is $200 and is part of the annual Club Fee and not an additional fee due to the club. This payment will act as your team acceptance for the year securing your spot with the team in which you have been selected. Your spot is not guaranteed until the full Acceptance Fee amount is received by the Club.

Annual Fees Include, but NOT limited to:
– League Fees
– Insurance Costs
– NCYSA Player Registration Fees
– Club Administrative costs
– Coaching Salaries

– Uniforms

– Referee Fees
– Field and Facility Maintenance
– Other Club expenditures, as needed

Annual Club Dues may be paid in full or by monthly payment plan starting in August.
– Monthly payments are due on the 1st of each month/or no later than the 15th of each month

– Other payment arrangements can be made with approval by the club (Contact: Chris Zendgraft at


84 Clawson Lane 

Banner Elk, NC, 28604