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In the 2023-2024 season, for players born in 2016,  2017 and 2018

FC Bucks Junior Academy Mission Statement

The mission of the FC Bucks Junior Academy soccer program is to provide age-appropriate skill development and a competitive youth soccer experience for motivated players, boys & girls, in the Bucks County area. At CRUSA FC Bucks we want to emphasize a high level of individual skill, team play and sportsmanship. Age-appropriate training with quality coaching is fundamental to developing a quality experience for all participants. The FC Bucks Junior Academy encompasses the U6, U7, and U8 ages for boys & girls and welcomes players of all ability to develop a love for the game and the foundation of skills necessary to play in our FC Bucks and CRUSA Travel programs.

How is the Program structured?

There are three seasonal modules offered throughout the year. Training will be held at the Northampton Civic Center at 451 Newtown Richboro Rd, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm. You can register for choose Full Year at a big discount, or sign up for each individual season, sign into your household account, and select FC Bucks Junior Academy using the following link:


Full Year  September 6th, 2023-June, 2024

  • Includes all training, and festivals during the Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions
  • Includes required Adidas uniform and training vest
  • 50% discount for Fall and Spring Intramurals
  • Full year registration is only $650


Fall  (Sept 6, 2023 – Nov 8, 2023)

  • Professional Training sessions, (18 scheduled) on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm
  • Low Player to Trainer ratio
  • Small-sided game events/Festivals with other Academy Clubs
  • Uniform and training vest Included
  • Fall Module registration fee is $275

Winter (Jan 7, 2024 – Mar 10, 2024) 

  • 8 Professional Training sessions indoors on Sundays starting in January
      • $175 (required training vest purchased separately)
      • There are no festivals in the Winter session

Spring (March 25th, 2024 – June 5, 2024)

      • Professional Training sessions, (15 scheduled) on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm
      • Low Player to Trainer ratio
      • Small-sided game events/Festivals with other Academy Clubs
      • Required uniform and training vest included
      • Spring only registration fee is $275
      • U8 Players eligible for the Academy Spring Travel Team for an additional fee

What is the Format for Training and Festivals?

For training sessions, players will be grouped by year of birth and are assigned to a trainer for each session.

The game format for Festivals is small-sided 4v4 or 5v5 (no goalie).  A “Festival” consists of 20-24 minute-small-sided games against other area Academy programs, and scores or standings are NOT kept. Teams will play 2-3 games at each Festival in the fall and spring. Players will be randomly assigned to teams (6-8 players per festival team). Professional trainers or parent leaders will lead and supervise the games. Players will be assigned to different festival teams, mixed in with different players, and assigned to different coaches at each event. Whenever possible, the small-sided teams are formed with the same birth year players, and play teams that are of the same birth year, but sometimes ages can be mixed.

In an effort to provide the younger academy players with same age competition, we will incorporate combined FCB Academy and CRUSA IM training sessions with small sided games included, on various Saturdays over the fall and spring seasons (dates TBD).

Other Commitments?

We recognize that kids and families lead very busy lives and have a myriad of interests and we fully encourage other those interests. Our focus is to provide as many quality opportunities to play, practice, and get better as possible. However, all of these opportunities (practices or games) are optional. Come to what you can or want to. At no point will you be asked to place soccer at a higher priority to other commitments. The only thing we would ask is for you to let your coach(es) know when you will miss an activity (particularly games) as soon as you can, so that they have a chance to adjust appropriately.



Why Small Sided Games (SSG)?

The movement of emphasis to Small-Sided Game (SSG) festivals is a relatively new one for our club,but is a movement that the country is evolving towards and something that has been used throughout the world for many years.

It is recognized that to develop skills, repetitions are needed. The more the children touch the ball the better their touch will be! Soccer coaches of all ages use small-sided game environments to develop the technical aspects of their teams.

The more a child has the ball (touches), the more engaged he/she is in the activity- the more fun he/she has!  Benefits of SSG’s:

      • More repeated touches of the ball by all players
      • More touches throughout all areas of the field
      • More passes attempted
      • Repeated decision making in a confined area
      • More opportunities to play on both sides of the ball (Offense & Defense)
      • More involved playing time and less opportunity to hide from the ball
      • Keeps all players engaged in the game





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Fax  267-988-4029
Email  admin@crusa.net

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