What is FVU Academy?
FVU Developmental Academy is our entry program to the competitive level for boys and girls U8-U10. Our foundational level introduces players to professional coaching and an advanced playing level to prepare players for competitive programming. The Academy serves as a bridge between Recreational and Competitive programs. Our Academy program has successfully developed a strong foundation of skill sets for players while fostering a love of playing the game!
What is the cost and what does it include?
Fall and spring seasons each include 2 training sessions a week with trained FVU coaches. Players will compete in two to three tournaments in the fall and spring. Teams will be placed in appropriate competitive brackets based on skill level. Tournaments are included in the fees! Academy players also play in 10-12 MYSA League friendlies per season.
2024 Spring Assessments: December 2 and 9, 2024
- Logan Health Performance Center: 3240 US Highway 2 E, Kalispell, MT 59901
- Academy Girls: 1:30-3:00pm
- Academy Boys: 3:00-4:30pm
2024 FVU Academy Program Events
- Magic City Classic: April 27-28, 2024 (Billings, MT)
- HotShots: May 10-12, 2024 (Coeur d’ Alene, ID)
- 3BR: May 31-June 2, 2024 (Kalispell, MT)
FVU Nike Uniform:
- All new players must purchase an FVU Nike Uniform set, including 2 complete kits (jerseys, shorts, socks), a warm-up top and bottom, and a bag – all custom! New kits will be purchased every 2 years (4 seasons) – FVU Nike Uniform set cost: $285.91.
- All orders will be held on our soon-to-open Club Page with Soccer.com.
- After completing assessments and forming teams, families will receive a separate email with the club ordering page.
- There will be opportunities for optional club-branded gear to be purchased at that time.
- FVU Financial Uniform Price Assistance Package Available: Please email email@example.com.
- 7v7 Academy – $400.
- $100 Initial fee + 3 monthly payments if you want a payment plan.
- There is a $75 volunteer fee which is dropped after hours are completed and recorded. See Volunteer Policy Here.
Financial assistance page. If you are interested in filing for financial assistance, please print and fill out the attached document. All Financial assistance paperwork needs to be sent to the FVU office by the required deadlines before each season. Deadlines will be updated on the website for every season.
Benefits of the FVU Academy include:
- A player-centered, age-appropriate, and challenging environment in which players develop to their fullest potential.
- The highest possible level of progressive training by utilizing the proven FVU Curriculum for Player Development.
- Licensed, experienced, and paid coaches: rather than using the Academy for inexperienced coaches to gain experience, FVU invests some of its most experienced and qualified coaches to develop our young Academy players.
- Emphasis on development and process while deemphasizing results and winning
- Assessments: All players are placed in an appropriate program for individual growth and development.
- Reduced cost, travel, and time commitment (as compared to the full Competitive program).
- Players learn to love the game while developing the essential skills they’ll need to excel and advance!
Questions: Contact Executive Director Damion Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org