The PITCH will offer a spring soccer program after April school vacation.

The Soccer Academy will be run by PITCH academy director Daniel Williams and DSA director of coaching Robbie Krul.

The program is for all ages and abilities.

Academy Classes, grades one to 12 — Academy classes are designed to develop fundamental soccer skills, and will progress participants from the basics to more advanced levels of play. Academy classes will focus on player skill development and game situation training. These coed sessions will be divided by ability throughout the training, to promote a higher pace of development, and will be held on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Saturday Academy Match-Day — Match-Day is devoted to playing the game. Players will be put on equal competitive teams and play small-sided games without interruption of play. This is a natural and fun way to continue to develop as a player throughout the winter months and to keep one's touches on the ball. Players from farther away may join as guest players on academy teams.

Players are encouraged to sign-up for programs to reach the best level of player development, said Tammy Krul of the PITCH.

There will be a $15 discount for players who take advantage of this spring package.

For more information contact Williams by email at

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