No. The Junior Academy Program is specifically designed for the U9 to U12 age groups. The Travel Program is for players in the U13 age group and older. However, like the Travel Program, the Junior Academy Program provides professional coaches and advanced training.
Yes. Players can be evaluated for a team in their age group during Junior Academy Evaluations in May or at any time during the year. Prior inclusion on a Junior Academy Team is not required.
Some Junior Academy Teams are pools. A pool is a group of players that train together with more than one coach.
All Junior Academy Teams train three nights each week, plus the finishing training and classroom sessions.
Game schedules are posted online through SCYS Coastal league and Affinity Sports mobile app.
For some games, players travel in the morning and return that evening – to locations in and around 2 hours away.
Players are responsible for their own transportation and lodging for away games.
DISA arranges for out-of-town accommodations for the team. Staying with your team enhances camaraderie among teammates and facilitates easy communication about any changes on game day. DISA prefers that all players stay at the same hotel.
No. DISA is offering optional training for those players who want to work on their technique over the summer.
No. DISA’s professional staff trains all teams.
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