Age Range: 8-10
Gender: Boys and Girls Teams
The New Orleans Spartans FC Ballers Academy program provides an appropriate development environment for soccer players ages 8 to 10 years of age. Within an encouraging and supportive atmosphere, players focus on building a strong technical foundation and increasing their love of the game through an understanding of the basics of small-sided football. Such skills will prepare players to play competitive soccer in subsequent years.
The New Orleans Spartans FC Ballers Academy program provides instruction in training three times per week from our technical staff of professional coaches. Our home training site is Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park. Because we train on turf, our training sessions are held almost without fail, leaving ample time for technical and team development. Team training begins in mid-August, although development opportunities are often available much earlier and throughout the summer, including summer camps. The fall extends into mid-November and the spring season begins again in mid-January. Training is done within a club and family atmosphere, offering all players the opportunity to train with others of an equivalent skill level, while also permitting sufficient time for team development.
The focus for the Ballers is on training and developing good habits. They will play 1-2 games many weekends and most teams can expect to participate in at least three tournaments, including Premier Soccer League competitions, during each of the fall and spring seasons. Our home games are held on the grass pitch on the campus of SUNO.