Junior Academy (5-7 year olds) 2020-03-03T13:30:29-05:00


WCSA’s Junior Academy is designed for the very youngest player to get an introduction to soccer, and learn from some of the best instructors around.  Our professional coaching staff provides technical instruction with an emphasis on building a foundation of enjoyment of the game that will last a lifetime.

Come join the fun!

Questions?  Email Mike Dwyer at mdwyer@wcsoccerclub.com


Who: Boys and Girls born in 2013 and 2014

Costs: $125.00 per player
$20.00 off price for early registration. Must register by March 8th.

When/Where –

  • Training 2x week
    • Boys – Mondays 5:30-6:30pm and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
    • Girls – Mondays 6:30-7:30pm and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
  • Games on Saturdays
    • Boys – 9:00-10:00am
    • Girls – 10:00-11:00am
  • Game Dates
    • April 18 & 25
    • May 2,9 & 16


Where do the practices and games take place?
All practices will be conducted at the Country Side YMCA 1699 Deerfield Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036.  All games will be held at Lebanon Sports Complex 900 McClure Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036.

When does the Spring season start/end?
First Practice: Monday, March 30
Last Practice: Wednesday, May 20
What should my child wear?
Warren County Training Shirt (club provided) and proper soccer attire (shorts, shin guards, socks placed over shin guards, and soccer cleats)

How do I get a Warren County Training Shirt?
Training shirts are free of charge to all JA members via our retail affiliate, Soccer Village. For ordering instructions please visit the following link — Training Shirt Ordering Instructions.

What should my child bring to soccer practice?
Soccer ball, water.

I like to be involved in my child’s development. How can I help?
We gladly welcome encourage our WCSA parents to share in the developmental process so they can support their child’s growth now and in the future. Here at WCSA, volunteerism, is one of our core values. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer contact Mike Dwyer at

Can you tell me a little more about the training curriculum and game format?
Training Format:  Players train in small groups to maximize their touches on the ball.  Each week we will have a training topic that focuses on specific sets of ball skills to help build a solid soccer foundation. The training exposes players to 1 player, 1 ball activities, athletic movement exercises, and small sided competitions. The students will learn about their role on a team relative to the ball, their teammates and the opponent.  They also gain game savvy…that is, understanding how to play the game given time, space, score, area of the field etc.

Game Format: Players will have a game day experience on Saturdays.  The primary format will be 4v4 or 5v5 (4v4 w GK). Teams will be formed and adjusted week to week.

Curriculum:  Emphasis is on building a foundation of ball mastery, work ethic, sportsmanship, and enjoyment of the game that will last a lifetime. We help spark the growth mindset and creativity through guided discovery. Students will learn to become creative, skillful, confident, intelligent and respectful soccer players.

My child was born in 2015. Do you offer any classes for these younger ages?
Currently, we do not offer any programing for children this young but we will be offering it soon.

Can my child play in the local recreational league?
Yes, students can play in their local recreational league. The JDA is designed to be a stand alone experience, or a program that supports players looking for professional skill training.

What if the weather is bad? How will I know if there is still practice?
WCSA Field Status Hotline – Training sessions, practices and games may be subject to change and cancellation due to weather and field conditions deemed unplayable or unsafe. The WCSA weather hotline number is 513-588-0011. Please save this number in your phone and check the hotline if the weather looks “iffy.” I will also send out a cancelation email if I know prior to 3:30 what the weather looks like. Unfortunately, there will be no make-up trainings, practices and games due to weather conditions beyond the club’s control.