Forge Junior Academy

We Are About: World class development, research & education. We are not about shiny uniforms, buildings & materials.

Purpose: To provide moving human excellence & joy in sports & life.

The Problem to Solve: combine traditional-research-innovation to accelerate all player development to new levels.

National Center of Excellence Program: Unmatched: Development - Environment - Value. Click Here for more info.

Forge Junior Academy Teams - 2024/2025 - Click Here To Register

  • What to Expect: joy, development, character, value.
  • Junior Academy Objectives: Click Here
  • Junior Academy in Action: Click Here (soon)
  • Who: Players ages 7-8, ready to train with an academy that focuses on: a) evidence based b) positive environment c) passion & joy d) growth mindset.
  • Teams: Forge Junior Academy players register for a flexible player placement based on age & maturity. We will try to offer a spot to all players & of course communicate to players that are not ready yet. Forge Junior Academy teams will have a maximum of 10 players and 2+ coaches, two teams will train together.
  • Season: Forge Junior Academy is a Fall & Spring program. Teams ages 7 & 8 train on weekends for 8 weeks in the fall & 8 weeks in the spring, as well as 3 internal tournaments each season (ages 5-6 will not start until 2026 so all is planned well). Added Value: players and parents will have the option to belong in volunteer clubs, such as street play, juggling club, innovation club, forge unity club and others. In addition, we will offer teams OPTIONAL opportunities, such as summer training, winter league play and tournament play.
  • The Blue Talent Program: Forge Junior Academy players are automatically part of "The Blue Talent Program," a long term initiative to develop players that develop a) love and joy for the game, b) fantastic individual and collective qualities, c) character & highest standards towards the beautiful game.  We will share more details with members.
  • Our Motto: “Forge ECU" (Every situation is alright, Courage to persevere in the face of impossible odds, Unity above all).

Program Includes: All facility fees, coaching fees, TeamSnap and full uniform.

We Are a Club Neutral Program: No conflict with club soccer, we provide top developmental opportunities, you continue with your soccer club.


“You cannot dream yourself into a character;
you must hammer and forge yourself one.”

— James Anthony Froude —