Juventus Academy Boston believes player development should always be more important and put before any results in all youth ages. Juventus Academy Boston has two tiers of play. Our regional teams are based out of a central location within the specific region and our EDS (Elite Development Squad) teams are for the most talented, ambitious and committed players in the state. Our EDS players travel more for training and matches in order to place themselves in the most competitive and challenging environment in which to develop.
Our introductory level into youth soccer includes working with local schools and providing a program on the school site where we create a fun and challenging environment for the young players (pre-academy). The next step for our pre-academy players is the junior academy which is a more advanced environment where our players practice once a week and play in 2-3 mini tournaments per season, playing 5v5 and learning both technical and tactical elements of the game.
Our Youth Academy is divided into 7v7 age groups and 9v9 age groups, where all teams practice at least twice a week, play in a league format and compete in 2-3 tournaments throughout the year. As players enter this phase, they will be educated on all four pillars of the game; technical, tactical, physical and psychological. Players also receive injury prevention and nutritional guidelines.
11v11 Youth Academy
The next step in our Academy is for all 11v11 players to delve into further advanced tactical strategies and again, these teams will practice at least twice a week, play in a league format and compete in 2-3 tournaments throughout the year.
Elite Development Squad
The top tier of our club pyramid is our EDS (Elite Development Squads), where players train 3-4 times a week (includes on field and classroom sessions), play in a league format and compete in 4-5 tournaments throughout the year. Players also receive injury prevention and nutritional guidelines.
Our EDS players will also cover video analysis sessions, strength & conditioning sessions and also under go certain homework tasks while preparing themselves for life after the Juventus Academy; whether it be at the collegiate or professional level.