Junior Academy

Junior Academy 2015-2016

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Program Description

Our Junior Academy is a full year program with training and games 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. 

During the Fall and Spring, we will schedule intra-program Tournaments which will involve all the kids in the program playing against each other in a game situation. These Tournaments will be on Sunday mornings, and it will be small sided (4 v 4, 5 v 5 or 6 v 6).

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 - 6:00-7:15 PM, plus one or two Sunday morning tournaments. (times could be adjusted to earlier start due to daylight)
  • Six WINTER sessions - Time TBA
  • Six SPRING sessions - 6:00 - 7:15 pm, plus one or two Sunday morning tournaments
  • Includes a Jr Academy uniform kit: shirts, shorts and socks
  • 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 Mario Prata, Director of Coaching 

Junior Academy - 2014-2015

Junior Academy - Fall 2014

Monday evenings - Beginning September 8th

at GLTS, 57 River Road, Andover, MA.

 Monday October 13th is Columbus Day. We will reschedule this session to Friday 17th October.

Fall Game day = Sunday Oct. 19 at Ipswich River Park, 10 Central St, North Reading at 10:30am

Junior Academy - Winter 2015

Tuesday evenings - Beginning January 6th

at Breakaway Sports World, 67 Tennis Plaza Rd, Dracut.

No Session during MA's February School Vacation week

Junior Academy - Spring 2015

Monday evenings - Beginning April 6th

at   Innovation Academy Charter School,  72 Tyng Rd, Tyngsborough.

5:30- 6:45 pm

Spring Game day = Sunday May 10 at Ipswich River Park, 10 Central St, North Reading at 10:30am



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 "2015-2016 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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