St. Mary's Soccer offers academy-style training to better focus on player development so all players receive consistent skills training each week. Coaches are provided a training curriculum that is player-centered and developmentally appropriate. The U6/U7/U8 Academy divisions offer a boys and girls division for each age group. All academy training nights are led by volunteer coaches with assistance from a site coordinator.
The U6 and U7 ages will have an option to select a Wednesday or a Thursday night as their preferred academy training night. This will be the only night of the week these ages practice. The games for this age group are typically held on Saturdays. There may be an occasional Friday evening game.
The U8 division has a Monday night academy training session, and a second night of training is determined by the volunteer coach and practice field availability. This means U8 may have 2 training nights and games on Saturday.
Academy training sessions are held in two locations to better serve our players throughout St. Mary's County. Lettie Dent is the academy practice location for the North area of the County and Chancellors Run Regional Park is the academy practice location for the South/Central area of the County.