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Pre-Travel Program

2020-21 U7 AND U8 Development Academy

2013/2014 Development Academy

The 2013/2014 Development Academy is for players that seek something more challenging and competitive than the Hoboken Recreational program.   New York Red Bulls  trainers lead practices and games.  The commitment is for the entire Season = 12 weeks in both Fall and Spring Seasons (Late August to June). 


Two 1-hour practices* during the Week in the Fall and Spring

* Fall practice schedules will be distributed late-July/early-August


4 v 4 scrimmages are scheduled on Weekends during the Fall and the spring seasons.

Fall Season:  Sundays at the Futsal Courts  Sinatra (COVID) 

Spring Season:  Saturdays on Sinatra Field

The 4 v 4 scrimmages give the player more play time and ball touches per game.

More About 4 v 4 Format

The 4 v 4 format is in compliance with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) small-sided standards for U7/U8 players.

Players will train twice each week and play in a 4v4 format for scrimmages. There will be no formal teams formed and training will focus on individual 1v1 ability, basic passing skills, basic striking skills, and a major focus on the overall development of motor coordination and motor skills necessary for the holistic development of young players. The only focus on tactics will be applied through actual 4v4 play.  The game will be used as the learning experience instead of just coach’s instruction. 

Expectations and Commitment

For the benefit of all participants:

  • Disruptive or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. 
  • This is a one-year commitment (BOTH FALL AND SPRING) to the HCFC Program. It will lay the groundwork for later team competitive play in the Northern Counties Soccer League or Eastern Development Program.

Anticipated expenses:

  • HCFC Development Academy Fee (covers fall and spring): $650
    • You may pay in full or pay $325 non-refundable deposit + $325 balance due on October 15, 2020.  Use registration link (red bar) in Registration section below.
  • City of Hoboken Recreation Fee:  $25 Fall Season + $25 Spring Season (click HERE)
  •  HCFC Uniform (required kit is approximately $100) - we will send you a link before the fall season
  • Your player will also need (can be purchased anywhere):
    • Indoor soccer shoes (e.g. Adidas Sambas) or sneakers for Futsal Courts - FALL SEASON
    • Soccer turf shoes/cleats  for Sinatra Field (artificial turf field) - SPRING SEASON
    • Shin Guards
    • Under Armour-type Cold Gear (brand does not matter) for cold days
      • Long sleeved shirt worn under jersey
      • Leggings worn under shorts
    • Water bottle

Soccer on Sinatra Field

Hoboken City FC 2013/2014 Pre-Travel Academy Registration

2/22/21:  BOYS/GIRLS Spring Slots Added. BOYS SOLD OUT.

NoteThe HCFC Development Academy Fee is non-refundable if you withdraw your player once the season starts.