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A.S. Junior Elite The Academia of Soccer

'Is My Son Getting Enough?' & The Illusion More Is Always Better

Every Parent wants to give their child the best opportunity to succeed.  But is doing more always better?  The illusion that youth Soccer Players play less in America than Europe is not correct!

Unfortunately, there is limited literature on this in America, so I would like to provide some guidelines on what Ajax and the English Football League enforce.

English Football League Official Guidelines

At a Category 1 (highest) Football Academy in England U9 & U10 aged Players receive 4 hours of training per week.  At U11 or U12 this can rise to a maximum of 8 hours.  Category 2 (majority) Football Academies it is 3 hours at U9 & 10 and a maximum of 5 hours at U11 & U12.

Ajax Academy's Approach

The World Famous Ajax (Amsterdam) Academy has similar views to the English Football League:

But one element of the academy’s success is that the boys are not overplayed, so the hours at De Toekomst are all business. Through age 12, they train only three times a week and play one game on the weekend. “For the young ones, we think that’s enough,” Riekerink said. “They have a private life, a family life. We don’t want to take that from them. When they are not with us, they play on the streets. They play with their friends. Sometimes that’s more important. They have the ball at their feet without anyone telling them what to do.”

A.S. Junior Elite

As Ajax Academy say, Players need to turn up to their sessions "for all business", so rest and recovered Players, raring to go, is key.  A.S. Junior Elite is no different, especially with how we train!  Therefore, we offer the following to our Teams:   

Fall & Spring

      - Pre-Season Training (two weeks prior to the Season)
      - Three weekly Training Sessions: 10-11 Weeks
      - Participation in the EDP League: 10-12 Games
      - Friendly Scrimmages
      - Tournaments (two per year) & State Cup opportunities
      - Additional Tournaments*

* Additional Tournaments will be available at an additional cost, unless they are covered through fundraising or additional left over funds.


       - Twice Weekly Training Sessions: 11 Weeks (Last week in November through the end of February)
       - Saturday Inter-Club Futsal Sessions: 2-4 Sessions 
       - Friendly Scrimmages
       - Participation in Futsal/Indoor Tournaments*

*  Your fee covers a minimum of two Indoor Tournaments (Winter).  Additional Tournaments will be available at an additional cost, unless they are covered through fundraising or additional left over funds. 

Futsal Training


Additional Things Offered

      - Fitness Testing
      - Pilates Sessions 
      - Stretching Program
      - Training Clinics 
      - Additional Weekend Training
      - Additional Summer Training Sessions*

* Summer Select and Summer Camps will also be offered at an additional cost.

Contact Us

A.S. Junior Elite

PO Box 552 
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

Email Us: [email protected]
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