Player Pathways

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Junior Academy

The Rhode Island Surf Junior Academy is a technical skills development program in a fun introductory environment for youth players U5-U10.  This program serves as the foundation of our player pyramid placing significant emphasis on developing individual skills and comfort on the ball, while also beginning to foster a love for the game.  Players will be introduced to the Rhode Island Surf Fundamental Skills at a time they are most impressionable to grow this technical base.  All sessions conclude with small sided games to afford the players opportunity to use their newly trained skills.  Rhode Island Surf staff coaches rotate through these sessions giving players the best introduction to RI Surf!  This program runs for FREE in the Fall and Spring.

Junior Academy Select

The Rhode Island Surf Junior Academy Select will serve as the prelude to our Regional and Elite teams on the Rhode Island Surf player pyramid.  The Junior Academy Select program is designed for those players with a passion for soccer looking for structure, high quality coaching in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment.  The program is tailored towards players U7-U8 offering them the opportunity to participate in the NECSL, weekly training (fall/winter/spring) and play in an end of season tournament.

Regional Teams

The Rhode Island Surf Regional teams will serve as the direct stepping stone into the Rhode Island Surf Elite teams. Our Regional teams will serve U9-U19 in each region.

Elite Teams

The Rhode Island Surf Elite teams will serve as the highest level of play within the Rhode Island Surf pyramid and will be a direct feeder into the Surf Select program.  Our Elite teams will compete in the top regional leagues, including the Development Player League (DPL) on our girls side and USYS National League on the boys side. This gives our Elite teams the opportunity to compete against some of the best teams in the region on a weekly basis with the aim of competing for State, Regional, and National Championships.

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