Academy Program

Our Academy Program builds skills and a love of the game

UPDATE FOR COVID-19: We are committed to providing a safe playing environment within the state's COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Amateur and Youth Sports and GCFC's own COVID-19 Guidelines.


The Academy Program is for players in the U6-U8 age range (view U.S. Soccer's Age Matrix) and is designed to provide a fun and positive environment for players to build the basic skills and creativity important for progressing in the sport. All U6 Academy players are allowed to wear sneakers, with shin pads and soccer socks optional. All U7-U8 Academy players are expected to wear cleats with shin pads and soccer socks required. Both U6 and U7-U8 Academy players receive an Academy shirt that is theirs to keep. Each week, Academy players have two sessions.

NOTE: Session times may vary for Spring 2021 based on our COVID safety precautions for allowing appropriate spacing and transition between players using the fields.

U6 Players (2015)

  • Monday Practice - 6:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday Games - 9:00-10:00am

U7-U8 Players (2013-2014)

  • Wednesday Practice - 6:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday Games - 10:30-11:30am

We can't do it without you! Volunteer coaches needed!

We need coaching volunteers. Prior experience in any sport is a plus but not necessary. Coaches receive lesson plans and direct support from our Seacoast United community training partners. We give you all the tools to be a successful part of your child’s Academy soccer experience - and we will cover your child's registration fee as token of our appreciation!  Contact us if interested.