Junior Academy

Junior Academy 2016-2017

Online Registration Now OPEN

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Winter Sessions Begin on January 9th

BOYS will be on Mondays at same time/location as the BU10 team
5:00pm-6:30pm at AP Sports, 33 Upton Dr, Wilmington

GIRLS will be on Mondays at the same time/location as the GU10 team 
5:00 pm-6:30 pm at AP Sports, 33 Upton Dr, Wilmington

Program Description

Our Junior Academy is a full year program with training during the Fall, Winter and Spring.

The program is designed specifically for young players who will be looking to transition to the premier competition the following year. Players will be grouped in the training sessions by ability to maximize development. The focus, regardless of placement, remains exclusively on player development. 

Players can join at any time of the year - Costs will be prorated.

  • Open to boys and girls aged 6 through 9.
  • Six FALL sessions 
  • Six WINTER sessions 
  • Six SPRING sessions 
  • Enrollment will be $550 for the soccer year, which can be rolled over for credit towards the tuition to our premier teams the following year 
  • Outside the club Tournament participation is optional at an extra cost 
  • Sibling discount- 10% for each additional member 
  • Flexible payment plan is available 
  • All sessions will be run by Benfica USA staff coaches, under the leadership of Arthur Dimitrakopoulos and Dina Gentile


Remember to bring a size 4 ball and plenty of water to drink.
Dress for the weather, including cleats and shinguards.

Check this website often for updates.

Refund Policy

Due to staffing and displacing someone else due to the limited number of accepted participants, there is a no refund policy, with the exception of a medical problem. If you need to cancel, an account credit will be issued that can be applied towards any future program.

If inclement weather or field conditions force us to cancel a session, we’ll try to make it up at the end but it’s not guaranteed depending on availability of fields and participants.


Sign up On-Line

1. Click "Register" to begin. Please do not create a new account if you already have one!

2. The system will show you all programs that are available to your children, depending on their age and gender.

3. Choose the "2016-2017 Junior Academy " boys/girls division, and follow the prompts to the checkout page.

4. Click submit. You will receive an automatic confirmation email from our registration service.

5. If you don't receive the confirmation email, or have other questions about the registration process, please contact Registrar@BenficaUSA.org.


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