"The ALBION SC program has really built up an incredible foundation in the ALBION Juniors and put such a strong emphasis on developing the Junior player starting with the 3 year old and really fostering the proper environment for a young player to fall in love with the game and gain top level coaching. The ALBION Junior program extends to 14 years old and serves as the recreational program for players that are not ready to make the jump to competitive soccer."
Noah Gins, CEO ALBION SC
When searching for a developmental program for your player, one of the most critical components is finding an organization with a sound philosophy for developing technical and tactical skills that are age appropriate. It is also important to find a coaching staff that has the knowledge and expertise to work with the younger player. An appropriate training program that places your player in a training environment that ensures fun and proper fundamental development is also very important.
ALBION Juniors (formerly RCFC Junior Academy) is the official recreational program for ALBION SC Riverside. ALBION Juniors program serves as an introductory path for Kindergarten to high school aged soccer players. We are committed to providing a fun, educational, and progressive experience for your youth soccer players. Not only are we committed to our youth players, but we also have a wonderful comprehensive coaching education curriculum and mentorship program specifically for ALBION Juniors. There are no tryouts for ALBION Juniors. It is recommended for all girls and boys, grades K-12, who have the desire to learn and grow through the game of soccer.
Our ALBION Juniors Players will learn:
Teams are divided by grade in school and are coached by volunteer coaches. We offer a Fall and a Spring league. Our recreational program is played locally, in and around the Tigard area. Teams will practice once or twice a week with games on Saturdays. Practice days and times are selected by our volunteer coaches once teams have been formed. Players must purchase a ALBION Juniors uniform kit at the time of registration. All players must wear their ALBION Juniors training kit to each training session. No need to repurchase the kit each year; just replace as kids grow.
Training times are 4:45-5:30 p.m. with small-sided games from 5:30-5:45 p.m. Training sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. Registration is $75 per 6-week program block (12 sessions total) and includes one ALBION Juniors training t-shirt.
All sessions are held at Don Derr Park (3003 Monroe Street, Riverside, CA 92503)