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The EPIC Academy program is intended to serve players of all levels whether it is a player’s first introduction to soccer or they are coming from another club program. Our goal in the academy is simple: to develop each player's soccer skills while also building character and having fun. Our vision is that players not only learn the appropriate skills needed to succeed in soccer, but more importantly they learn skills that are necessary to be successful in life such as communication, collaboration, motivation, and positive attitude.

Why join EPIC Academy?

All EPIC Academy practice sessions are game-based to provide the best possible learning environment for the players. The games-based approach to teaching soccer is very popular with European teams. Here are some reasons why we use game-based learning at EPIC:

  • More engaging for kids
  • Less standing in lines = more movement
  • Realistic to actual soccer game situations
  • Develops kids' personal strengths while building individuality
  • Builds confidence, passion, and motivation towards the game
  • More FUN

Sam Turner - Academy Program Director

 

  • Native of Kidderminster, England
  • Special Education Coordinator at Berkeley County Schools, WV
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) focused in Special Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College.
  • Graduate certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis from WVU
  • Assistant Men's Soccer Coach - Shepherd University - Aug 2017-Present
  • Assistant Men's Soccer Coach - West Virginia Wesleyan College - Aug 2014-Aug 2016
  • Four-year starter and three-time All-Conference selection at WV Wesleyan from 2009-13, helping the bobcats reach the Elite Eight and rank sixth in the final national poll in 2010

Fall 2021

Mondays - Morgan's Grove Park @ 6:00 PM

Wednesdays - Sam Michael's Park @ 6:00 PM

 

Academy Pro (2012/2013) - Begins Monday, August 16, 2021

Academy Juniors (2014/2015) - Begins Monday, August 16, 2021

Academy Kickers (2016/2017) - Begins Monday, August 30, 2021



See below for age group specific information

Academy Kickers: 4-5-year-olds (U5/U6)

Kickers - 4 and 5 year old kids playing soccer
  • Coaching: Volunteer coaches are provided guidance and overseen by Head Academy Director and professional coaching staff
  • Commitment: Full Year (Fall & Spring seasons)
  • Training: Twice per week
  • Locations: Morgan’s Grove Park and/or Sam Michael's Park
  • Practice length: 45 minutes
  • Game Day: Saturday mornings at Morgan’s Grove Park
  • Ball: Size 3
  • Uniform: Included with fee
  • Fee: $125 (full year); $115 Early Bird Price (by July 31). One week free trials available for new players
  • Start Date: TBD
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Academy Juniors: 6-7-year-olds (U7/U8)

Juniors - 6 and 7 year old kids playing soccer
  • Coaching: Volunteer coaches are provided guidance and overseen by Head Academy Director and professional coaching staff
  • Commitment: Full Year (Fall & Spring seasons)
  • Training: Twice per week
  • Locations: Morgan’s Grove Park and/or Sam Michael's Park
  • Practice length: 1 hour
  • Game Day: Saturday afternoons in Frederick, MD with possible local play opportunities at Morgan’s Grove Park
  • Ball: Size 4
  • Uniform: Included with fee
  • Fee: $150 (full year); $140 Early Bird Price (by July 31). One week free trials available for new players
  • Start Date: TBD
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Academy Pro: 8-9-year-olds (U9/U10) Pre-Travel

Pro - 8 and 9 year old kids playing soccer
  • Coaching: Volunteer coaches are provided guidance and overseen by Head Academy Director and professional coaching staff
  • Commitment: Full Year (Fall & Spring seasons)
  • Training: Twice per week
  • Locations: Morgan’s Grove Park and/or Sam Michael's Park
  • Practice length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Game Day: Saturday afternoons in Frederick, MD
  • Ball: Size 4
  • Uniform: Included with fee, or can upgrade at extra cost
  • Fee: $170 (full year); $160 Early Bird Price (by July 31). One week free trials available for new players
  • Start Date: TBD
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Academy Registration

2021-22 Academy One Week Free Trial (New players)

One week free trial for players who are new to EPIC Soccer Club.

Free Trial - Under 5/6 (2016/17)

Registration closes on 05/01/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 05/31/2022
$0.00

Free Trial - Under 7/8 (2014/15)

Registration closes on 05/01/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 05/31/2022
$0.00

Free Trial - Under 9/10 (2012/13)

Registration closes on 05/01/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 05/31/2022
$0.00

2021-2022 EPIC Development Academy (U5-U10)

The EPIC Development Academy Program (EDAP) is a full year development program for players aged U5 to U10. The program consists of Fall and Spring season training and play.

Full Year - Under 5/6 (2016/17) - Kickers

Registration closes on 09/30/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 05/31/2022
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$125.00

Full Year - Under 7/8 (2014/15) - Juniors

Registration closes on 09/30/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 05/31/2022
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$150.00

Full Year - Under 9/10 (2012/13) - Pro - Boys

Registration closes on 09/30/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 05/31/2022
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$170.00

Full Year - Under 9/10 (2012/13) - Pro - Girls

Registration closes on 09/30/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2021 to 05/31/2022
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$170.00

Contact Us

EPIC Soccer Club

PO Box 342 
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443

Phone: 301-922-2334
Email: [email protected]

EPIC Soccer Club

PO Box 342 
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443

Phone: 301-922-2334
Email: [email protected]
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