Register Now for U8 Academy

WSA’s U8 Academy Program is open to all players born in 2016 regardless of playing experience.

WSA’s U8 Academy Program runs from November through June and provides U8 players with a transitional pathway between the WSA grassroots recreation program and WSA’s more competitive travel program.  A discounted spring only options is also available and costs $150. 

The U8 Academy includes practice sessions focusing on technical development and tactical awareness. It also includes opportunities for game and tournament play.

The full 2023-2024 program is open to any boy or girl born in 2016 and includes the following:

  •  Indoor training through the winter
  • 8-game U8 indoor development league (Force Winter Session II) in January-March
  • 9 weeks of 2/week spring outdoor training
  • 8-games through WSA Spring Travel within the Ohio Travel Soccer League
  • Participation in the Westlake Invitational Soccer Tournament (WIST)
  • U8 Academy T-Shirt

COST: $225 for each new non-travel 2016 birthyear player

The 2024 spring-only program is open to any boy or girl born in 2016 and includes the following:

  • 9 weeks of 2/week spring outdoor training
  • 8-games through WSA Spring Travel within the Ohio Travel Soccer League
  • Participation in the Westlake Invitational Soccer Tournament (WIST)
  • U8 Academy T-Shirt

COST: $150 for each new non-travel 2016 birthyear player

Contact WSA for more information at westlakesoccerinformation@gmail.com

U8 Girls Academy

  • Indoor training from 6pm-7pm on 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18

  • 8-game U8 indoor development league (Force Winter Session II) in January-March

  • 9 weeks of 2/week spring outdoor training

  • 8 games through WSA Spring Travel within the Ohio Travel Soccer League

  • Participation in the Westlake Invitational Soccer Tournament (WIST)

U8 Boys Academy

  • Indoor training from 5pm-6pm on 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18

  • 8-game U8 indoor development league (Force Winter Session II) in January-March

  • 9 weeks of 2/week spring outdoor training

  • 8 games through WSA Spring Travel within the Ohio Travel Soccer League

  • Participation in the Westlake Invitational Soccer Tournament (WIST)