Launched in September 2012, the Gjøa Academy Program offers specialized training for players from 5-13 years of age who are looking for professional coaching in a positive environment. Whilst Travel Soccer is an option for many aspiring players, it is not always a good fit for all. The Academy Program provides an introduction to progressive training sessions for those players who are not quite ready for the step up to Travel.
The 8 to 10 week program focuses on such important technical skills as dribbling, running with the ball, attacking & defending 1 v 1, ball striking and goal-scoring. The program has been designed to give players a firm skill base to take to AYSO and other intramural programs and is a fast-paced, fun and supportive soccer experience.
Should a child excel or show significant improvement during the program they may be invited to consider the step up to Travel, if and when a roster spot is available.
For more information on the Academy Program please contact our Director of Coaching Dean Selvey at Dselvey@newjerseysoccergroup.com.