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Jr. Academy


The WNY Flash Jr. Academy is a soccer training program for young players, aged 6 to 10, which offers the building blocks of technical proficiency and basic tactical understanding. The Jr. Academy curriculum is designed to encourage a love for the game, positive training habits and the teamwork skills needed to progress through all levels of youth soccer while having fun. 






What's new with the Jr. Academy program? Click HERE to check out our Q&A!


If our Q&A still hasn't answered your question, please feel free to reach out to gbruce@wnyflashsoccer.com 


Basic Information


Our Jr. Academy staff is led by our Jr. Program DoC, Gary Bruce (USSF 'A' License) and Jr. Academy Assistant DoC, Regan Steel (USSF 'D' License). Head Coach, Jenna Raepple (USSF 'E' License) completes our Jr. Academy Staff. We also have a mentor/role model program in place, where a number of WNY Flash Academy U17 & U18 players volunteer as assistant coaches in our Jr. Academy program, as they prepare to graduate the Academy and head of to college.

Jr. Academy Ages:

Boys & Girls: 6 to 10

Jr. Academy Season Length:

Fall Season - Mid September to Early December - 11/12 Weeks

Spring Season - Early March to Late May - 11/12 Weeks

The Jr. Academy seasons are independent of each other; you register for each season separately.

Jr. Academy Tryouts:

There are no tryouts for the Jr. Academy. This program is open for any interested player. Players are grouped initially by age (5 and 6 year olds, 7 and 8 year olds, 9 and 10 year olds) and then by ability where necessary for training groups and games. Registration will open during the current season, for the next season and registration links will always be posted here... click here

If you miss the start of a season, please contact Gary Bruce and he will be happy to add you to the program if numbers allow.