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Pre-Travel Academy

The Pre-Travel Academy is specially designed for 2014 and 2015 players (rising U8s and U7s) who are more serious about soccer, excel on their teams and need a more competitive and challenging environment to develop as young athletes. The Pre-Travel Academy is designed to provide a competitive atmosphere while furnishing the players with positive experiences to nurture their self-esteem, confidence, and passion for the game.

Professional trainers will apply age-appropriate training curriculum focused primarily on foot skills, and the introduction of basic soccer concepts in order to offer highest development program for U8s and U7s.
The U7 and U8 Full-time Academy pools will train 2 x week and will play against other clubs on the weekends.
The U7 Part-Time Academy pool will register with the GFR or Sterling Recreational programs in addition to the Pre-Travel program. The U7 Part-time Academy pool will train once a week with their Pre-Travel pool and play 2 to 3 PTA games against other clubs over the course of the season.
The Pre-Travel Academy pools will most likely become the base of the GFR U9 travel teams for Fall 2022.  

To improve players Technical Skills (Dribbling, 1v1, Passing-Receiving, and Finishing)
To make smarter soccer players (THINKERS) - start working on their perception and decision-making depending on game situations (on/off the ball)
To improve motor skills and sport-specific fitness (coordination, balance, and agility)
To develop passion and love for the sport of soccer
To prepare players for the transition to travel soccer at U9

Wear PTA jersey, shin guards, cleats and water, size 3 ball

Please note that all interested players must register for PTA Tryouts (free).   Tryouts will be arranged for any players who are new to the program.  All players will be notified of their status by e-mail.

E-mail Mike for more details [email protected]

Spring 2022 Schedule
Practice dates:
Tuesdays: March 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10
Fridays: March 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13
Note: NO sessions during FCPS Spring Break week



For more info, e-mail Mike, PTA Director, at [email protected].

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Great Falls Reston Soccer Club PO Box 836 
Great Falls, Virginia 22066 Phone: 703-859-6267
Email: [email protected]


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