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Premier Club Programs

Premier Club Program

The CFJ Premier Program is for the serious soccer player who aspires to play at the highest level of elite travel soccer. Competing at the state, regional and national levels require a commitment to training, games, tournaments and travel. The program is at a minimum 10 months and for those which excel the program will be year round. Florida Fire Juniors offers extensive training, with nationally licensed coaches. Emphasis is placed on technical proficiency; tactical awareness; applied strength, speed agility & quickness; as well mental toughness and learning how to compete.

In addition, International playing opportunities and additional showcasing opportunities will be made available through the CFJ affiliate network- ie. Florida Fire Juniors may not be competing in the San Diego Surf Cup but we may place our players on another CFJ affiliate who is playing in that tournament as a guest player. This past year a combined team of u17 boys from CFJ Mississippi, CFJ Louisiana, and CFJ Illinois competed together at the MLS SUM Cup. This upcoming summer a combined u14 team from CFJ Mississippi and CFJ Louisiana will tour Spain.

Premier Teams

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Under 13 – Under 18: Players are placed on teams based on ability and competition for roster and pool spots is high. The Premier level teams receive exposure at the top tournaments around the country and the program is specifically designed for those players looking to play soccer in high school, college and beyond. FIRE programming for boys and girls are both included in the premier structure. These opportunities are made available to the top players within our Premier program to extend the program to 10 months (Aug-May). Players will train two-three times a week, play in the top leagues available, and travel to the top tournaments. Team training will be supplemented throughout the year (third night option) with a technical program run by the Director and trainers of the Florida Fire Juniors Club Talent School. Goalkeeper training will be made available throughout the season as well as functional training programs (position specific).

Select Teams

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Under 10 – Under 18: Players are placed on teams based on ability and competition for roster and pool spots who wishes to participate in a high quality, developmental soccer program. Players are placed in pools through the tryout process with criteria for selection being based on ability, commitment and logistics. Players will train two-three times a week, 10 months per year (Aug-May), play in the top leagues available, and travel to the top tournaments around the country and the program is specifically designed for those players looking to play soccer in high school, college and beyond. Training and games will continue for a full 10 months with professional training as opposed to stopping once the Region Cup competition is over. Team training will be supplemented throughout the year (third night option) with a technical program run by the Director and trainers of the Florida Fire Juniors Club Talent School. Goalkeeper training will be made available throughout the season as well as functional training programs (position specific).

Academy

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Under 9 – Under 10: The Florida Fire Juniors Academy Program is for the young soccer player ages 8-10 who wishes to participate in a high quality, developmental soccer program that emphasizes a more community-based approach. Players are placed in pools through the tryout process with criteria for selection being based on ability, commitment and logistics. Players will train two-three times a week, 8 months per year (Sep-Dec & Feb-May), play in the top leagues available, and travel to the top tournaments. Training and games will continue for a full 8 months with professional training as opposed to stopping once the Region Cup competition is over. Team training will be supplemented throughout the year (third night option) with a technical program run by the Director and trainers of the Florida Fire Juniors Club Talent School. Goalkeeper training will be made available throughout the season as well as functional training programs (position specific).

Florida Fire Juniors Academy Philosophy

The philosophy of the Florida Fire Juniors Academy is to give our young soccer players the best possible development opportunity in preparation for the rest of their soccer experience. During our Academy training program the Academy Director and his coaching staff will focus on enhancing our players footwork, skills, technical ability and their enjoyment the game. Our aim is to make all of our academy players familiarized and comfortable with a ball at their feet to create technically sound and creative soccer players.

Players of academy age are able to absorb positive habits and attitudes which create fantastic platforms for excellent development further down their soccer road. It enables coaches to develop a fun and positive atmosphere to develop creative skillful players. At the Florida Fire Juniors we stress player development vs results. It is important at the academy age that more importance is put on the technical and tactical development of the player rather than win at all cost mentality that can sometimes hamper players development. Success goes hand in hand with player and team development.

“Too often in this country, youth coaches sacrifice learning skills for winning games.” - Former USWNT player Mia Hamm.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

Pre-Academy / Emerging Talent School / Sparks / TOPSoccer

 

 

 

 


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