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Program Overview

WNY Flash Jr. Academy

What's new with the Jr. Academy program? Click HERE to check out our Q&A!

If our Q&A still hasn't answered your question, please feel free to reach out to gbruce@wnyflashsoccer.com 


What is the Jr. Academy?  

The WNY Flash Jr. Academy is a soccer training program for young players, who were born 2009-2012, which offers the building blocks of technical proficiency and basic tactical understanding. The Jr. Academy curriculum is designed to encourage a love for the game, positive training habits and teamwork skills needed to progress through all levels of youth soccer while having fun.


The training environment is structured to create small, fast-paced scenarios that develop the critical thinking and decision making needed to play soccer at a higher level.

Games on the weekend follow US Soccer Guidelines, using small-sided fields and small goals to maximize skill development and the amount of touches each player gets in a competitive environment.


Program Information:

Fall - September 6 to October 13, 2018 - Outdoor at WSSC (Thursday/Saturday)

Winter I - November 7 to December 15, 2018 - Indoor at SSP (Wednesday/Saturday)

Winter II - January 16 to February 23, 2019 - Indoor at SSP (Wednesday/Saturday)

Spring - February 27 tp April 6, 2019 - Indoor at SSP (Wednesday/Saturday)

Training - Wednesday (indoors) or Thursday (outdoors) 

Games - Saturday, 8am or 9am

Price - $160 ($125 for West Seneca Soccer Club Members)


All training and games for the Fall Outdoor sessions will be held at West Seneca Soccer Complex.

All training and games for the Winter Indoor sessions will be held at Sahlen Sports Park.

Training Uniform:

Players will be required to wear a Flash Academy training top like our older Flash Academy teams.  You will receive a link in email to wegotsoccer.com where you will be able to order the Nike Dri-Fit tops with the Flash logo for $20.


Gary Bruce - Jr. Program Director of Coaching, Academy Head Coach (USSF A License)

Leanne Ryan - Jr. Academy Staff Coach

Tara McPherson - Jr. Academy Staff Coach


*U17 & U18 players volunteer as assistant coaches in our Jr. Academy program, as they prepare to graduate the Academy and head off to college.

Jr. Academy Tryouts:

There are no tryouts for the Jr. Academy. This program is open for any interested player. Players are grouped initially by age (7 and 8 year olds, 9 and 10 year olds, so 2009-2011 this year) and then by ability where necessary for training groups and games. Registration will open during the current season, for the next season and registration links will always be posted HERE.

If you miss the start of a season, please contact Gary Bruce and he will be happy to add you to the program if numbers allow.