Friday, May 22, 2015

Academy / Fusion Introduction

 

The HYSA Academy / Fusion program reaches boys and girls ranging from 7 to 18 years of age. HYSA professional trainers provide a quality soccer program at an affordable rate for the kids of our community. The program builds character, sportsmanship, and a joy for the game.

ACADEMY (U9-U10)

Does your child love the game of soccer? Is he/she ready to take it to the next level? If so, then HYSA Academy is the answer. HYSA Academy is a developmental program, designed to bridge the gap between recreational soccer and select soccer. Registration for the Academy program is accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis for U9 and U10 teams. Boys, girls, and coed teams may be formed. Team practices are run by a professional trainer, while the games will be coached by a parent volunteer. Light travel may be required for away games. Each registered player should play one half of each game, except for reasons of injury, illness, or discipline. 

FUSION (U11-U19)

HYSA select soccer begins at U11. Tryouts are typically held early in May of each year and players are selected based on skill and ability. Each team practices at least twice weekly. All Fusion players, regardless of the division of their team, are required to attend all practices and all games and if absent, he/she is expected to complete an alternative workout coordinated by his/her assigned trainer. A high level of commitment is required by players and parents for all Fusion teams. Participation in other school activities (i.e. sports, band, etc.) is possible, however, Fusion practices and games mandatory and should take priority over other extracurricular activities. We would like all Fusion players to seek collegiate opportunities and club officials (i.e. trainers, volunteer staff) will assist with this endeavor. Below is a description of the different levels of play.

Division II

Division II is the entry division for select soccer teams.  DII teams practice twice weekly (1 hour 15 minutes each) with a professional trainer. Most games are played within the Austin area. All practices and games are mandatory. Each registered player should play one half of each game, except for reasons of injury, illness, or discipline. Post season play is offered at this level.

Super II 

Super II is the next highest level of play for select soccer. Super II teams practice twice weekly (1 hour 15 minutes each) with a professional trainer. Games may be played outside of the Austin area (eg, San Antonio, Victoria). All practices and games are mandatory. Each registered player should play one half of each game, except for reasons of injury, illness, or discipline. Post season play is offered at this level.

Division I

Division I is the highest level of play for HYSA select soccer and is intended for the most skilled players. Division I teams will practice three times weekly for 1 hour and 15 minutes or twice weekly for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Each team has a professional trainer who runs all practice sessions and all games. All practices and games are mandatory. Division I games are played at a neutral site (ie, not at HYSA) and are highly competitive. The 50% play rule does not exist at this level. Post season play is offered at this level.