PRE-ACADEMY OVERVIEW

PRE-ACADEMY

Boys & Girls / U7-U14

Individuals who are chosen for a Pre-Academy team become a part of an elite player community representing all of Long Island. Rough Riders Pre-Academy teams participate in local, regional, and national competitions and receive professional training on a year-round basis.

Pre-Academy teams will compete in various youth leagues and tournaments across Long Island throughout the year. This is to supplement the team’s overall development and ability to perform in a competitive environment.

The main goal of the Pre-Academy teams is to transfer the hard work from annual intense training to competition success. Success for many relates to victories. The Rough Riders however, measure success in long-term player and team development.

As the official supplemental partner of Long Island SC, a member of the United States Development Academy, the Pre-Academy offers a clear pathway to the highest level of youth soccer on Long Island for both male and female players.

Players who are at a competitive level following their time in the Pre-Academy program will be invited to trial with Long Island SC (U10-U19).

Teams will be comprised of the below birth years under the Rough Riders Pre-Academy for the 2018-19 season.

  • 2005 (U14) B&G |2006 (U13) B&G | 2007 (U12) B&G | 2008 (U11) B&G
  • 2009 (U10) B&G | 2010 (U9) B&G | 2011 (U8) B&G | 2012 (U7) B&G

Pre-Academy FAQs

GIRLS PRE-ACADEMY TRIALS REGISTRATION

BOYS PRE-ACADEMY TRIALS REGISTRATION

TRAINING

TRAINING SCHEDULE

  • Fall – Training 1x per week typically on a Sunday evening
    • October to January
  • Winter – Training 1x per week typically on a Sunday evening
    • January to April
  • Spring – Training 1x per week typically on a Sunday evening
    • April to July
  • Summer – Training 1x per week typically on a Wednesday OR Thursday evening
    • July to August

Team Camp:

Our Pre-Academy teams will attend a 4-day team camp during the last month of June. Players are required to attend team camp to prepare and spend some quality concentrated time with their coaches and teammates before the busy summer season.

Camp Date: June 25-28th
Camp Time: 5pm-8pm

*Team Camp is included in your total program fee*

Technical Staff

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FACILITIES

FACILITIES

The Long Island Rough Riders will utilize facilities throughout the Long Island area in both Nassau and Suffolk County. All Pre-Academy Rough Riders teams will train at one of the following locations listed below:

NASSAU
Globall Sports Centers (Indoor) – Garden City, NY | Hofstra University Soccer Stadium Hempstead, NY |Peter C. Collins Soccer Park (Outdoor) – Plainview, NY

COST

Approximate costs to be apart of the Pre-Academy program are below.

  • Training, Facility, and Program Fees – $1290
  • Uniform Cost approx. $80 (includes 2 Jerseys, shorts and 2 pairs of socks.)
  • Tournament Costs are divided amongst the players attending the tournament.
  • League participation will be an additional fee and will be communicated directly from your coaches.