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Pre-Travel Academy

GFR is expanding it's PTA offerings!

The Pre-Travel Academy is specially designed for 2016 and 2017 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.

During the fall and spring seasons, the U7 and U8 Full-time Academy pools will train 2x 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 1x week with their Pre-Travel pool and play 2 to 3 PTA games against other clubs over the course of the season.

The winter and summer PTA pools will train 1x/week.

The Pre-Travel Academy pools will most likely become the base of the GFR U9 travel teams for Fall 2023.  

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

GFR is pleased to offer additional Pre-Travel options:

Summer Pre-Travel Academy - Registration is now OPEN!  (No tryouts!)

Fall/Spring 2023/24 Pre-Travel Academy -- COMING for Fall 2023!


For information about the Pre-Travel Academy, please contact Coach Jake at [email protected].

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


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