Sachem Pre-Travel Academy

UpdatedWednesday August 12, 2020 byBart Polster.

The Sachem Academy was created to help bridge the gap between Intramural Soccer and Travel Soccer.   The Academy Provides a professionally trained environment all year. 

FALL 2020

The Sachem Slammers Academy is a great head start program that was started as a way to bridge the gap between the intramural and travel programs and for players at the pre travel age of u8 (travel begins at u9). Aimed at providing players exposure to professional formalized training  3x a week which includes the  trainer at weekend games. The program has since proved to both a popular option for those looking for a more structured environment as well as a great club developmental tool to prepare our future travel players and programs as they develop into the many opportunities the Slammers offer. 

     The Academy has now evolved into 2 age group offerings of u7 and u8 for both boys and girls. Exposing some with 2 years of invaluable academy experience.  That experience has allowed some groups opportunities to compete in new developmental opportunities,  Including playing up when deemed appropriate in leagues and or tournaments for additional challenges.


Below are some coming dates and information that can hopefully answer all questions until we begin our tryouts in late August.

Tryout dates / ID sessions -   for All players new and returning 

  • Registration - ALL players must register for tryouts so we may follow any potential protocols in place. Returning players must register for tryouts as well as

  • Tryout dates - 8/24, 8/26, 9/2 - (5-6:15) Holbrook Country Club 

Fall Academy Information - 2020

  • Training Days - team training for all academy players will begin after labor day on 9/9 

Boys –(Monday and Wednesday (5-6:15) 

Girls –(Monday and Wed (5-6:15pm)

  • Games – All Academy Players -Games are Sundays and are both home at Sachem and away in the local Suffolk area. The Academy will  play in the LIJSL PDI league 4v4 format. Competing against local clubs in this growing developmental league.

  • Tournaments - Opportunities for those available. Columbus Day TBD.

  • Rosters – All Academy  player rosters will be announced the first week following the start to training.  Rosters will be based on tryout evaluations already completed as well as continued training observation. All rosters are ability based with open roster movement opportunities.

  • Cost - $300 for the fall season. 

Thank you and if you should have additional questions feel free to email/call, 

Jim Szollosi - / Cell: 631-972-5711