U8: Grades 1 and 2
1st and 2nd graders play in the U8 JPYS Academy. The Academy provides young soccer players the opportunity to develop their skills while having fun under the guidance of professional and volunteer soccer coaches. The U8 Academy promotes technical skill development and the beginnings of competitive soccer.
The Fall Academy season runs from mid September to mid November. The Spring Academy season runs from mid April to mid June. See the JPYS Calendar for details about dates.
Spring 2021 changes
Because of continuing COVID concerns, the U8 Academy sessions will take place 1 or 2 times a week instead of the normal 3. Players can choose either two sessions a week (Friday and Sunday) or one session a week (Sunday only). Friday sessions will take place from 6:15-7:15pm at English High School. There will be multiple Sunday sessions between Noon and 3:00pm on Sundays (specific assignments will be made before the season starts).