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WELCOME to the hive academy

The Hive Academy is our total player development program for players 4U - 10U.

The Hive Academy curriculum and instruction are built around the core principles of: Skill, Speed, Strength, Spirit and Sense/Smarts.

Skill:  Confidence and creativity with the ball
Speed: Speed of thought and action (with and without the ball)
Strength:  Building strong minds and bodies
Spirit: Communication, respect, sportsmanship, commitment, teamwork
Sense/Smarts: Study, decision-making and responsibility

Each age group in The Hive Academy is assigned a full-time Age Group Director who is a professional coach and has experience working with young soccer players.  The Age Group Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of their age group, which includes training session design and execution, coaching and parent education and game-day management.  The Age Group Director works closely with professional and parent coaches to deliver top-notch instruction that follows a carefully designed club-wide curriculum.  


HIVE ACADEMY FEES

AGE GROUP FEE
4U (2018) $115
5U (2017) $140
6U (2016) $140
7U (2015) $160
8U (2014) $160
9U (2013) $205
10U (2012) $205
LATE REGISTRATION FEE +$35

What do fees cover?

- Director & Professional Staff Pay
- Facility Fees
- Equipment
- Insurance
- Referees 
- League Fees
- NSSA Fees 

 

FALL 2021 REGISTRATION

Select your player's age group from the tabs above to be directed to the correct Fall 2021 Registration page. 


IMPORTANT DATES

EVENT DATE
Spring Registration Open May 18
Online Registration CLOSED August 8
Late Fees Begin August 9
First Week of Hive Academy Practices August 23-26
No Practice on Labor Day September 6
1st Hive Academy Game Day September 11
Final Hive 4U Practice October 4
Final Week of Hive Academy Practice October 11-14
Final Hive Academy Game Day October 16
Make-up Game Day October 23

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the “Hive Academy”? 

“The Hive Academy” is our total player development program for players 4U (2017)-10U (2011). The Hive curriculum and instruction are built around the core principles of: Skill, Speed, Strength, Spirit and Sense/Smarts.

How are Hive Academy teams formed?

Teams are formed based on school/neighborhood and teammate/coach requests. 

Can I make any requests during registration?

EAA strives to honor all teammate/coach requests; however, due to roster size limits, we are unable to guarantee all requests will be honored.

What age group will my child play in?

Per U.S. Soccer mandates, players are placed on teams by their birth year, not by their grade in school.  Please see the chart below to see which age group your child will play in for the fall and spring seasons.

Season

2020 - 2021

2021 - 2022

2022 - 2023

Birth Year

Age Group

Age Group

Age Group

2019

-

-

4U

2018

-

4U

5U

2017

4U

5U

6U

2016

5U

6U

7U

2015

6U

7U

8U

2014

7U

8U

9U

2013

8U

9U

10U

2012

9U

10U

11U

2011

10U

11U

12U

 

     

 

Can my child play in an age group above or below their birth year?

Players may not participate in an age group below their birth year (“play down”). Players may only participate in an age group above their birth year (“play up”) after an evaluation from the Hive Director and Age Group Director.

Who will coach my child’s team?

Hive Academy teams are coached by parent coaches under the supervision of the Age Group Director. 

What should I do if I would like to coach? 

First, THANK YOU! Every youth sports program depends on the spirit and energy of volunteers. You will have an opportunity to indicate you are willing to volunteer as a head or assistant coach when you register your child.  All volunteer coaches are required to successfully complete all EAA Coaching Requirements prior to receiving their team roster and coaching their team at practice and games- no exceptions.

What are the roles of the Age Group Directors?

Each age group in the Hive Academy is assigned a full-time Age Group Director who is a professional coach and has experience working with young soccer players.  The Age Group Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of their age group, which includes training session design and execution, coaching and parent education and game-day management.  The Age Group Director works closely with parent coaches to deliver top-notch instruction that follows a carefully designed club-wide curriculum.

When will I find out which team my child is on? 

Coaches will receive their rosters at the coaches meeting typically two weeks prior to the start of the season.  Your child’s coach will contact you with season details following their coaches meeting.

When will my child’s team practice?

4U-8U teams train one time per week under the supervision of the Age Group Director and parent coaches. 9U and 10U teams train two times per week.  Please visit your child’s age group page to see the practice schedule for the season.

When are the Hive games played?

5U - 9U Hive teams will play in an in-house league with games played on Saturdays. The game schedule and field location information can be found on the EAA website. 10U Hive teams will play in the new NYSL league rather than the traditional in-house league.  Game location and schedules are TBD.

What are the game formats for Hive age groups?

Age Group

Game Format

Soccer Ball

5U and 6U

4 v 4

Size 3

7U

4 v 4

Size 3

8U

5 v 5

Size 3

9U and 10U

7v7 with GKs

Size 4


QUESTIONS?

Contact us! 

Andy Staberg

Andy Staberg

Hive Academy Director of Coaching, 9U Hive Academy Director

Anne Leboo

Anne Leboo

8U Hive Academy Director

Emily Michaels

Emily Michaels

4U/5U/6U Hive Academy Director

Jon Shaad

Jon Shaad

10U Hive Academy Director

Bobby Labs

Bobby Labs

7U Hive Academy Director

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