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Futures

About the Program

Our Futures Academy Programs for ages three to eight will be your player’s first introduction into structured soccer. Our certified coaches meet your player where they are at and work to progress their fundamental skills and ball mastery, including moves to evade and deceive their opponent. Meeting twice a week ensures that the repetition of learning becomes a habit for success.

Futures Academy is broken into three groups: Futures Jr. (3-4 year olds), Futures Academy (5-6 year olds), and Futures 2 (6-8 year olds). Upon completion of the Futures Academy experience, players will be ready to move to any 7v7 format league. Whether you choose recreational, select or premier level play, your player will be a standout!

Quick Facts

  • Futures Jr. birth year 2020 and 2019
  • Futures Academy birth year 2018 and 2017
  • Futures 2 Academy Birth year 2017, 2016, 2015 (Must have prior experience in Futures Academy before moving to Futures 2)
  • Academy style training allows players to match skills against all other players in the academy. We practice in small groups, but don’t form teams.
  • Shin Guards are required for all sessions
  • Jerseys are required to be worn in all sessions
  • Nationally certified trainers work with your player on the field. Most are premier players who have taken and passed a national coaching license test for players this age.
  • Program locations: Game Farm Park, Auburn. Kelley Farm Soccer Fields, Bonney Lake, Martin Johnson Park or Southwood Soccer Fields Enumclaw.

Futures Jr. Ages 3 & 4

Getting Started on the Right (or Left) Foot

Developing skills through lots of imaginative game play. The 30-minute session twice a week will help your three- or 4-year-old develop a passion for coming to the pitch to play games, have fun and meet other players wanting to do the same thing. It is a great time for moms and dads to have fun on the field helping to execute an age-appropriate curriculum.

Futures Jr. Spring Schedule

LocationProgram DatesNightsTime
Auburn Game Farm Park4/4/23-5/11/23Tue/Thur 5:00 - 5:30
Enumclaw (location TBD)4/3/23-5/10/23Mon/Wed 5:00 - 5:30
Kelley Farm Soccer Fields 4/3/23-5/10/23Mon/Wed5:00 - 5:30
Kelley Farm Soccer Fields 4/4/23-5/11/23Tue/Thur 5:00 - 5:30

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Futures Academy – Ages 5 & 6

Fine Tune Those Development Skills

Focusing on developing the fundamental skills 45-minutes twice a week. We continue to use the discovery method of training to help develop the players soccer IQ. Short 10-minute scrimmages at the end of each session put their soccer skills and soccer IQ to the test. Futures 1 has practice sessions and scrimmages. We do not have teams or games.

Futures Spring Academy Schedule

LocationProgram DatesNightsTime
Auburn Game Farm Park4/4/23-5/11/23Tue/Thur 5:00 - 5:45
Enumclaw (location TBD)4/3/23-5/10/23Mon/Wed 5:00 - 5:45
Kelley Farm Soccer Fields 4/3/23-5/10/23Mon/Wed5:00 - 5:45
Kelley Farm Soccer Fields 4/4/23-5/11/23Tue/Thur 5:00 - 5:45

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Futures 2 Academy and League Play (ages 6 – 8)

Futures 2 4V4 League

In the MRFC Futures Academy the focus is on developing a love of the game, fundamental skills and the beginning of ball mastery. In Futures 2 4v4 league, players will begin to learn the tactical fundamentals of the game necessary to be successful in the 4v4 team environment and beyond. Fundamental techniques and tactics that will present themselves in every game or practice session, if mastered, can change the outcome of a game.

This Program is available to boys and girls with a birth year of 2016, 2015 and 2014 (We do require a minimum of one Futures 1 Academy block be completed prior to registration into the Future 2 4v4 league)

Futures 2 Spring Academy Schedule

LocationProgram DatesNightsTime
Auburn Game Farm Park4/4/23-5/11/23Tue/Thur 5:30 - 6:30
Enumclaw (location TBD)4/3/23-5/10/23Mon/Wed 5:30 - 6:30
Kelley Farm Soccer Fields 4/3/23-5/10/23Mon/Wed5:30 - 6:30
Kelley Farm Soccer Fields 4/4/23-5/11/23Tue/Thur 5:30 - 6:30
Technical and Tactical Training for Future 2 4v4 League
Understand Surface Receive/Release Control/passing
4v4 shape Receive/Release Control/Shooting
Moving into position Receive/Run Control/Dribbling
Moving into position Receive/Run Control/Running
Retreating into position Run/Release Dribbling/Passing
Retreating into position Run/Release Running/Shooting
Finding spae /seams Receive/Run/Release Control/Run/Shoot
Finding spae /seams Release Shooting

All training takes place in a team style environment with scrimmages and game like situations. Players are encouraged to be creative and try new things. Trainers emphasize individual quick decision making, which benefits the team unit. Certified trainers guide players to the next level helping to ensure they take the ball mastery they have learned in the Futures Academy and add the tactical awareness of the Futures 2 program.

Transitioning from Futures 1 to Futures 2

If your player is a birth year 2016 and currently in Futures 1 you should be looking at transitioning to Futures 2 starting with the next Available Season.

The Futures 2 4v4 League is the next step of your players journey. Learning the tactical skills in the F2 4v4 league will be critical to the players success as they continue their soccer travels whether it be into recreational soccer or competitive premier soccer.

Restrictions for Future 2 4v4 League

*2016 birth year – To help ensure your player will be successful in the advanced program we require a minimum of one six-week session in our Futures Academy prior to moving to this league.

**2014 birth year – this birth year will be eligible for our Futures 2 4v4 league during the spring only.

We encourage all 2014 birth year players to attend premier level tryouts in May.

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FAQs

Which Program is Right for Your Child in 2022-2023?

Birth Year 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25
2021     Futures Jr.
2020    Futures Jr. Futures Jr.
2019    Futures Jr. Futures 1
2018  Futures Jr. Futures Jr. Futures 1 Futures 1/F2*
2017 Futures Jr. Futures Jr. Futures 1 Futures 1/F2* Futures 2
2016 Futures Jr. Futures 1 Futu res 1/ F2 * Futures 2 Futures 2
2015 Futures 1 Futures 1/F2 Futures 2 Futures 2 Rec/Premier
2014 futures 1/F2 Futures 2 Futures 2 Rec/Premier  
2013 Futures 2 Futures 2 Rec/ Premier   
2012 Futures 2 Rec/Premier    

Contact

Mike Avery

Director of Futures
mike.avery@mtrainierfc.org