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Heart of Texas Soccer Association does not offer an Academy league or program.  We are actively pursuing club(s)/team(s) that meet the following guidelines to offer young players an opportunity to advance their skills.

 

If your club/team meet the following guidelines and would like to offer Academy Open Skills sessions at the Heart of Texas Soccer Complex please contact Brian Cunningham - Director of Coaching (254) 722-3973.

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Academy Open Skills Program:

An Academy Open Skills Program is defined as a developmental program run by professionally educated staff and maintained by a club(s)/team(s) administration.

 

Heart of Texas Soccer Association will allow a club/team administration to conduct ACADEMY OPEN SKILLS at the Heart of Texas Soccer Complex if they meet the following guidelines:

 

  • The Club/Team Administrator has a minimum of a USSF D National License or the NSCAA National Diploma.
  • ALL coaches, demonstrators, and facilitators must have successfully passed a North Texas Soccer Association background check.
  • Heart of Texas must receive a written curriculum outlining the proposed training.  This will be approved by the HOT Director of Coaching.
  • The Club/Team Administration must allow ANY Academy aged player to participate in the program, providing they are a registered player with HOT Soccer Association or any other North Texas Soccer home association.
  • Any player choosing to participate in an Academy Open Skills session will be subject to follow the club/team policy regarding uniform attire, payments, etc.

 

Academy Aged Players

Age Group                      Ball Size                             Born Between

U7                                   3                                        January 1, 2011 thru December 31, 2011

U8                                   3                                        January 1, 2010 thru December 31, 2010

U9                                   4                                        January 1, 2009 thru December 31, 2009

U10                                 4                                        January 1, 2008 thru December 31, 2008

Waco Texans Open Skills Session

 

Who: Boys and Girls U7-U10

Where: Heart of Texas Soccer Complex

When: Mondays 5:30-7:00

September 11,18, 25

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

November 6

 

Cost: $5 per session

 

Please bring water and a soccer ball.  Plan to arrive15 minutes in advance to sign in.

 

Questions: Contact Brian Cunningham at

                  254-722-3973

Waco United Open Skills Session

 

Who: Boys and Girls U7-U10

Where: Heart of Texas Soccer Complex

When:

 

Cost: Free

 

Please bring water and a soccer ball.

 

Questions: Contact Sam Odajima at

                  254-733-8209

 

Academy Information

(U7-U10)

 

1. Only Players in the U7-U10 Age Groups are allowed to participate with an Academy Program.

 

2. All coaches, head or assistant, of an Academy Team must complete and submit the Academy Coach Information Form. This form will need to be submitted prior to registration of any players in an Academy Program for that team. The Academy Coach Information Form will be required to be completed each year.

 

3. All Academy players must be enrolled in the current soccer season to be eligible for participation in an Academy Program.

 

4. Prior to participation in any Academy practices, scrimmages, or league games, all players must submit a completed NTSSA Academy Player Registration Form, available at the North Texas Soccer website, to the Association’s Registrar for execution. Execution of the NTSSA Academy Player Registration Form is done free of charge to all participants.

 

5. In accordance with North Texas Soccer Bylaws & Rules, 3.10.3, Academy Players may join as many Soccer Academies as they like as long as the Academy is recognized by a North Texas Soccer Member Youth Association.

 

6. In accordance with North Texas Soccer Bylaws & Rule 3.10.3.3, Academy players should not be signing a “commitment” to participate with an Academy team, or any paperwork that would be construed as a contractual obligation to participate solely with a specific Academy Team. Such a request should be reported to the HOTSA Appeals and Discipline Director for a possible hearing and/or sanctions.

 

7. Academy coaches and managers are required to be registered with North Texas Soccer and have a current background check prior to any involvement with players. If an Academy coach/manager is also a coach/manager of a recreational or competitive team, there is no cost to register as an Academy coach/manager. If the coach/manager is not a coach/manager of a recreational or competitive team in the current soccer season, the coach/manager will be required to pay a registration fee of $5/ year to register. Payment is due prior to completion of any NTSSA Academy Player Registration Forms for the team on which that coach/manager is associated. Likewise, all background checks must be completed prior to completion of any NTSSA Academy Player Registration Forms for the team on which that coach/manager is associated.

 

8. If an Academy team is participating in an Academy League, the Academy Team is responsible for game day rosters in accordance with League Rules and Regulations.

 

9. For Academy Rosters used in Tournaments, the coach/manager shall submit the HOTSA Registrar, a completed Academy Team Tournament Roster Form, available at the North Texas Soccer website. The Association registrar will verify all listed players as Academy Players for the current soccer season and sign as required. The cost for each tournament roster will be $10 per roster. Payment is due to the Association Treasurer as soon as feasibly possible. Any roster fees not collected are due prior to approval of the next Tournament Roster for the Academy Team.

 

10. In accordance with Heart of Texas SoccerRules,& Bylaws,  Academy  Only is limitedto U99  andU10daged  players. U7 andU8d  players must register andplay on a localTHOT team..

 

Spring 2018 Academy Registration for Rec Players

2017/18 Academy ONLY Player Registration

Academy Coach Information Sheet

Non-Rostered player Fact Sheet

Academy Fact Sheet