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Red Raider Soccer Academy

The goal of the Red Raider Soccer Academy is to provide U-6, U-7, U-8, U-9, and U-10 soccer player a developmental bridge between recreational soccer and select soccer. At the Red Raider Soccer Academy players will adhere to a curriculum that will provide all the tools necessary to develop as a soccer player.

At the Red Raider Soccer Academy players will enjoy a curriculum designed by our Texas Tech coaching staff, who boast 30+ years of youth soccer experience, which will challenge our Academy player to grow technically and help set a new standard for training and development as they move towards select soccer and beyond. Texas Tech soccer players will be on hand to demonstrate various aspects of our re-designed Academy Training Program.

All players will receive an Academy T-shirt (to be worn to all training sessions). Academy members need to bring their own ball, or purchase one from the Academy store.

U6, U7, U8 Boys & Girls Academy 
First day Check-in & training (Monday): 
September 11th, check in 5:00-5:40, Training 5:45-7:00PM
All other sessions (Mondays):    September 18th, 25th | October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 30th
U9, U10 Boys & Girls Academy
First day Check-in & training (Tuesday): 
September 12th, Check in at at 5:00-5:40pm, training 5:45-7:00pm.
All other sessions (Mondays): September 18th, 25th | October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

We will be falling in line with our governing youth body US Youth soccer and will be following their guidelines for players on field and field size for our U7-U10 league. Our U6 age group will play in house games every other Monday. While our U7 and U8 groups play in a 4v4 division on Sundays. U9 and U10 groups will play 7v7. Please follow the link below to find field sizes and player requirements.


U6 Boys and Girls born in 2012 **
U7 Boys and Girls born in 2011**
U8 Boys and Girls born in 2010**
U9 Boys and Girls born in 2009 **
U10 Boys and Girls born in 2008 **

**RRSA has made the appropriate changes and are following the US Soccer Federation guidelines for age groups, field size, goal size, and numbers of players on field. All Leagues are based off of player and team numbers**


Red Raider Soccer Academy sessions will be every Monday per dates listed above. Sessions will be held at the state-of-the-art, John Walker Soccer Complex located on the campus of Texas Tech University.

The Red Raider Academy staff will run all sessions. Sessions will last for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Throughout the 8-week process, players will work on all technical aspects of their game. By the end of the 8 weeks our goal is that every player will have improved in passing, receiving, shooting and dribbling. In addition, academy players will learn vital tactical knowledge that will improve their 1v1, 2v1, and 2v2 attacking and defending.



*All U-6 players and all players who will not participate in league games. League games pending registration totals.


Academy Training & League: U7, U8, U9 & U10

For a young athlete, success is measured by the ability to take what was learned from the practice field and apply it in a game situation. By competing in an academy league the Red Raider Soccer Academy will achieve this process. Matches will be held over 4 Sundays at the John B. Walker Soccer Complex. Academy members will compete against other members of the Red Raider Academy League from Amarillo and Midland.

We will be falling in line with our governing youth body US Youth soccer and will be following their guidelines for players on field and field size for U6-U8. Our U9 and U10 groups will play 7v7. Please follow the link to find field sizes and player requirements.

You can register as part of an existing FCD WTX Lubbock Academy team (team option) or you may also register as a pool player and we will help place you on a team or create an additional team for you and others in your age group. For team info contact Aaron Yoshinobu listed below.

Academy League Dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15*, 10/22 and 10/29 (*one potential make up date). We are currently in the process of improving our Academy curriculum and game days are tentative. Games will be held between 9am - 4:45pm please reserve the full day for league games. Schedules will be available on line and make up dates are TBD. Cancellations for weather do not have to be re scheduled.

Fee Includes: 8 Academy League games over 4 dates.

It must be understood that the Red Raider Soccer Academy Program is competitive. It is important that our coaches as well as the parent(s) understand the continuous support each player requires. For the soccer players, we pledge to provide the necessary environment to improve their game.

Teams or players that drop out of league play without 30 days notice will forfeit league fee ($50). RRSA reserves the right to select academy coaches that share similar developmental philosophies, and will not tolerate parent, player, or referee abuse. All participants that register for RRSA will also register for US Club soccer for league play liability and insurance. RRSA is not responsible for US Club soccer access outside of RRSA league, as our RRSA league membership and trainings are separate. RRSA coaches will need to attend a mandatory coach meeting prior to league play. Outside teams may register to play in the Red Raider Soccer Academy based upon a team by team acceptance format. Red Raider Soccer Academy membership is comprised of the following local clubs that share in our developmental philosophy FC Dallas WTX and High Plains Drifters. Please contact coach Gibbs for individual team pricing and details.

Coach Gibbs (806)742-3355

To find out more information about teams please contact the following club director who participates in the Red Raider Academy & League.

FC Dallas WTX Academy
Director: Aaron Yoshinobu
Email: aaron_yoshinobu@yahoo.com
Phone: 806-773-9333

USSF Standards Chart

Upon registration please down load the medical release forms and email them to: redraidersoccercamp@gmail.com. only for new RRSA participants

In addition please email all questions to redraidersoccercamp@gmail.com redraidersoccercamp@gmail.com. or call and leave VOICEMAIL.

Pool Player*


*We will place you on a team


Team Player**


**Must have a team and coach in Academy



Red Raider Soccer Camp Powered BY

* All Texas Tech Soccer Camps are open to any and all entrants limited only by number, age and gender.
**all cancellations are subject to website and camp administration fees

Disclaimer: Please note that in accordance with NCAA rules, an athletic booster or other representative of Texas Tech's athletics interests may not pay for any expense (e.g., registration fee, travel, lodging, etc.) related to a prospective student-athlete's participation in a sports camp or clinic administered by Texas Tech or any of its coaches or staff members. This camp is not an official function of Texas Tech and is open to all entrants limited only by numbers, grade level and gender.