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The Bend FC Timbers Junior Academy(JA) is the club's 'bridge' between our developmental and recreational leagues and our competitive youth program. The Junior Academy is for players in 3rd and 4th grade who are wanting a year long soccer experience (with multiple breaks - see below) and looking for a more competitive training environment.
What does a full year of BFCT Junior Academy soccer look like? Simply put, you register once and pay the fee and your player is set for his or her soccer experience through the summer, fall and spring! The three seasons are separated by breaks including spring break, the club's annual two week break and other holidays. There are no Junior Academy sessions during the winter (November-February) but optional winter training programs are available for an additional cost (see the Winter Training page on our site).
JUNIOR DIRECTOR OF COACHING: Dan Cheeseman
JA practices will be 75 minutes in length and held 2 times per week. JA games will be played on a size appropriate field with 7 players per side including goalkeepers.
The Junior Academy Director will comprise 1-3 'travel teams' for both the boys and girls to compete in the OYSA U10 Valley League. This league is comprised of U10 'academy' teams from Bend, Eugene, Salem and Corvallis. Each club receives one home play date per season and games are held on four single days in a 'jamboree' style. The exact number of teams the club will enter in the Valley League will be based on the amount of BFCT U10 players and availability. Occasionally a U8 or U9 player will be 'called up' to compete in the league games as needed or warranted. There will be Junior Academy 'Friday Night Futbol' for those players who do not travel to the Saturday league games.
Junior Academy Schedule for the 2018-19 Season (Summer / Fall / Spring) :
For the upcoming 2018 - 19 season, these are the eligible birth dates for the JR Academy.
U10's - players born in 2009.
U9's - players born in 2010.
U8's - players born in 2011.
Summer 2018 Junior Academy Season:
Dates: June 4th-June 27th, July 23rd-August 15th
Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:30 at Big Sky Park.
Fall 2018 Junior Academy Season:
Dates: August 27th- October 28th
Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:30 at Pine Nursery Park Field 1 and 2.
Labor Day OFF
Fall Valley League Travel Dates
Saturday 9/15 - Albany
Saturday 9/29 - Bend
Saturday 10/13 – Corvallis
Sunday 10/28 – Eugene
Friday Night Futbol
Fridays: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19
Pine Nursery Park
Wear: Practice jerseys, shorts and socks.
Who: Open to all Junior Academy Players
When: 515-630 pm
Spring 2019 Junior Academy Season:
Mondays and Wednesday 5:15 - 6:30pm Pine Nursery Park
Program Fee: $650 for full year. The fee is prorated if you register in the fall or spring.
The fee above does NOT include the necessary Bend FC Timbers uniform kit/
Registration opens April 19th
Register online for the BFCT 2018 -19 Junior Academy
For more information on the program contact: firstname.lastname@example.org