The Sachem Slammers Academy was created to help bridge the gap between Intramural Soccer and Travel Soccer. The Academy provides a professionally trained environment all year.
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. The Academy targets players at the pre travel age of U7 and U8 (travel begins at U9). The Academy is aimed at providing players exposure to professional formalized trainers throughout the year. The Academy has proved 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 three sessions, Fall, Winter and Spring. All three sessions practice twice a week. The Fall and Spring session include weekend games. The cost for each session is separate.
U8 Age Group – Girls and Boys born in 2015.
U7 Age Group – Girls and Boys born in 2016.
Fall and Spring Session – Both Boys and Girls train twice a week at Sachem Soccer Park, 1111 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, NY.
Winter Session – Training day and times are based on available indoor and gym space.
Fall and Spring Session – Games are on Sundays both home at Sachem Soccer Park and away in the local Suffolk area. The Sachem Slammers Academy plays in the LIJSL Club to Club Player Development Initiative. The format is 4 v 4 with no goalie. LIJSL also holds three Club Development Days at HBC Soccer Park in both the Fall and Spring. These are three festival style games played over a two hour period.
Winter Session – No games.
Academy players will have the opportunity to participate in one tournament per session. Tournament rosters are based on training observations and player availability. This is an additional cost determined by the number of players interested. Additional tournaments may be offered.
Tryouts and Rosters
Registration – ALL players must register for tryouts so we can follow training protocols and properly staff tryouts. Returning Academy players must register for tryouts as well. Tryouts are for Team Placement. All Academy rosters are the first week of the Fall and Spring Sessions. Rosters are based on tryout evaluations already completed as well as continued training observation. All rosters are ability based with open roster movement opportunities.
Registration starts for the Fall and Spring on June 1 and closes August 30. Registration for the Winter Session begins November 1 and closes December 31. Registration for the Spring Session, if there are openings, begins February 1 and closes March 1.
Fall and Spring Session – $650 before June 30
Fall and Spring Session – $700 after June 30 and before August 31
Winter Session – $300 (Limited to 16 Boys and 16 Girls)
Spring Session Only – $400
Late Registrations will need to contact the Academy Trustee on availability of roster openings.
If you should have additional questions, feel free to email/call:
Rich Roddin, Academy Trustee – firstname.lastname@example.org / Cell: 631-805-1667
Kenny Lake, Director of Coaching – KLake@sachemsoccer.org