Spring 2017 Micro-Academy Schedule

Posted 3/15/2017

Below is the schedule for the Spring 2017 Micro-Academy!   Please note that we have built in THREE make up dates in case of rain. Our Tuesday sessions are on our Upper Grass Field and if we get a significant amount of rain, we will have to cancel.  If we have a cancellation the make up will go to the first available make up date. 

Field Locations:  
Robinson Secondary School: 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax VA 22032.  NOTE:  Entrance to field is located at the corner of Sideburn Road and the SECOND entrance to Robinson (coming from Braddock Road).  

Parking:  Tuesdays are VERY heavy training days for the Academy so parking will be tight.  Make sure you give yourself enough time, you may find yourself parking either at the bottom of the access road or on Sideburn Road.  PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK ANY DRIVEWAYS on Sideburn Road.

Parent and Sibling Spectators:  We welcome our Micro-Academy parents to view the training sessions but we ask that you PLEASE REMAIN OFF THE TRAINING GROUND.  

  • Robinson Upper Bermuda Grass:  Spectators must remain either at the base of the hill (nearest Sideburn Road) or along the spectator area along the field above the Varsity Baseball stadium.  PLEASE KEEP CHILDREN OFF THE BASEBALL FIELD.
  • Robinson Upper Turf:  Spectators may watch from the sidelines and remain off the synthetic turf.  


Day   Date Field TIme   Day Date Field TIme
Tue   3/28 Robinson Upper Grass 6:00 - 7:15pm   Fri 5/5 Robinson Upper Turf 6:00 - 7:15pm
Fri   3/31 Robinson Upper Turf 6:00 - 7:15pm   Tue 5/9 Robinson Upper Grass 6:00 - 7:15pm
Tue   4/4 Robinson Upper Grass 6:00 - 7:15pm   Fri 5/12 Robinson Upper Turf 6:00 - 7:15pm
Fri   4/7 Robinson Upper Turf 6:00 - 7:15pm   Tue 5/16 Robinson Upper Grass 6:00 - 7:15pm
Tue   4/11 NO SESSION - SPRING BREAK   Fri 5/19 Robinson Upper Turf 6:00 - 7:15pm
Fri   4/14 NO SESSION - SPRING BREAK   Tue 5/23 Robinson Upper Grass 6:00 - 7:15pm
Tue   4/18 Robinson Upper Grass 6:00 - 7:15pm   Fri 5/26 NO SESSION - MEMORIAL DAY WKND
Fri   4/21 Robinson Upper Turf 6:00 - 7:15pm   Tue 5/30 Robinson Upper Grass 6:00 - 7:15pm
Tue   4/25 Robinson Upper Grass 6:00 - 7:15pm   Fri 6/2 Robinson Upper Turf 6:00 - 7:15pm
Fri   4/28 Robinson Upper Turf 6:00 - 7:15pm   Tue 6/6 Robinson Upper Grass 6:00 - 7:15pm
Tue   5/2 Robinson Upper Grass 6:00 - 7:15pm   Fri 6/9 WT Woodson  6:00 - 7:15pm


BRYC Elite Micro Academy - Spring 2017 STARTS March 28th

Registration Closes on March 23rd


2017 SPRING BRYC ELITE Micro-Academy

  • 8 Week Program (Begins March 28th - Schedule Below)
  • 2 Sessions Per Week (Tue & Fri - 6:00 to 7:15pm) 
  • All sessions on either field turf or state of the art bermuda grass (schedule to be posted by 3/17)
  • Each player receives an BRYC Elite Academy Training Tee 
  • Open to Boys & Girls U6 through U8 (1/1/2009 through 12/31/2011) 
  • $200 per player.  Sorry no discounts or scholarships.



Why the BRYC ELITE Micro-Academy?

Player Development is the key component of the BRYC ELITE Academy Model.  The United State Soccer Federation and the US Youth Soccer Association are working together to support clubs who are making Player Development the primary goal and objective in measuring success.

True player development focuses on the development of the individual player and not on the development of the team. While BRYC Elite recognizes the importance of the unity and cohesion of a team, the primary objective at the very young ages must be the positive growth and development of the individual child.

The BRYC Elite Micro-Academy Program will focus solely on "player development" and not the development of "my team-your team". This program will identify players who are ready for a more challenging and competitive environment. It will also serve as an introduction to the level of play expected for those desiring to make the transition to travel soccer.

Elite Micro-Academy Player Development Model

Early Motor Skill and Cognitive Development enhanced by having more touches on the ball in open play scenarios. 

Experiencing success brings greater confidence, enjoyment and motivation.

Establishes all the basic skills - controlling, passing, dribbling, shooting and tackling.

Plenty of opportunity to improvise and take risks without fear of making mistakes.

Great variety of games within a familiar structure keeps it interesting for everyone.

The positive environment of discovery instead of instruction is much more stimulating than traditional coaching style.


Benefits of Mini-Soccer (Intra-Squad Scrimmages and Games)

Playing to multiple goals improves perception, peripheral vision and movement of the ball and spatial awareness.

Reduces crowding or swarming.

More time and space to think and make decisions.

Smaller players make up for their physical disadvantages through clever play.

Everyone usually scores a goal.

Rolling substitutions and equal playing time benefits everyone.


Frequent repetition of basic game situations gives greater opportunity to master them.

The two goal system creates options, which stimulates creativity and improvisation.

Develops support play and off the ball play.

Learning takes place in a fully integrated holistic environment, just as in the game itself.

There is no isolation or separation of technical, tactical or physical elements.