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U7 & U8 Pre-Academy Program

AFC Union U7/U8 Pre-Academy Soccer Program

  • U7 - Players born in 2012
  • U8 - Players born in 2011

Is your child always looking to do more soccer? Are they ready to be challenged on the pitch, to take it up a notch?
We have the solution.
AFC Union Soccer Club offers a Pre-Academy program for U7 & U8 players. The Pre-Academy program provides the player who wants more, the opportunity to get more.
Each team in the Pre-Academy program has a coach that has been selected and screened by the AFC Union Pre-Academy director. The coaches are required to hold a coaching license as well as encouraged to attend additional coaching clinics and advance in the level of the coaching license they hold. In addition to the team coach, AFC Union licensed professional trainers work with and alongside the team coach.
The Pre-Academy trainings are run in an academy setting (multiple teams training together) following a professional training curriculum that has been created for our Pre-Academy program. The academy approach to training is used by the best clubs world wide because of its effectiveness in developing players.
Players in the Pre-Academy have two 1-hour long training sessions a week. When you register your child, you will have the option of selecting Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday for training nights. We will use this information to determine the player’s placement on a team. Games are played on the weekends.

Your registration also includes 3 tournaments for your Pre-Academy player to participate in. 

Additional winter opportunities for the players to participate in, including indoor soccer and winter training. 
If your player loves soccer and is craving for more, we highly suggest the AFC Union Pre-Academy program. The level of training and the additional opportunities that are provided will help them develop into the best player they can be. And if your player is interested in moving into club soccer when they are older, the Pre-Academy program is a great stepping stone into the club soccer/select soccer world, providing them with a good foundation and an advantage for when they do. 

AFC Union Racine & AFC Union Kenosha

AFC Union will offer two Community Pre-Academy Programs, one in Racine  and one in Kenosha.  

  • AFC Union Pre-Academy Racine, all  games and trainging sessions will be held at SCORe Soccer Complex. 
  • AFC Union Pre-Academy Kenosha, games will be held at Anderson Park in Kenosha. Training sessions will be in Kenosha.  exact location has yet to be determined. 

RASA Recreational Program vs. AFC Union Pre-Academy Program

  U7/U8 Traditional RASA RecreationalProgram   U7/U8 Racine United Pre-Academy 
Cost / Fee $120 Full Year* $265 Full Year*
Coach Volunteer Parent Coach Team Coach screened by Racine United staff  Licensed Racine United Professional Trainers
Practice vs Training Practice 1 night per week Training 2 nights per week (1-team session / 1-station training session) Professional curriculum
Games Weekends at SCORe RASA Rec League7-8 Games in Spring & Fall Games on weekends at SCORe or Anderson Park** with opportunity to play in Academy Playdates***
Tournaments (max) none 3 included with fees ****
Uniform RASA Rec Jersey and Socks Included AFC Union Pre-Academy Uniform Included
AFC Union Training Shirt -- 1
Benefits of the AFC Union Program  -- AFC Union Pre-Academy Program was one of the first clubs to be a WYSA Accredited Youth Academy Accelerated and advanced skill building higher level of Player DevelopmentBetter prepares kids for future Academy and Select/Travel Club programs.Higher level of competitive gamesSatisfies the players desire to play more soccer

*Full Year registration includes both the Fall 2018 season AND Spring 2018 seasons. You are getting 2 full seasons with your registration
**Training and Game Location is dependent on which community program you sign up for. If signing up for Racine, trainings and games will be at SCORe. If signing up for Kenosha, games will be at Anderson Park. Training location has yet TBD. 
***U8 players may be invited to participate in WYSA Academy playdates with the AFC Academy program. This may include some travel to area clubs in Southeast Wisconsin.
****AFC Union Pre-Academy fees include the participation in 3 tournaments max. This may include but is not limited to: Battle on the Border Tournament in Kenosha in August, Racine Lighthouse Classic at SCORe in October, SCORe Some More Academy Showcase at SCORe in June. 

Registration Info

If you have registered for RASA Recreational program or KASL Recreational Program for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Season already and you wish to transfer to the AFC Union Pre-Academy program,  Please email
BEFORE registering for the Pre-Academy Program

Payment Options

Pay In Full Online via Credit Card

You can pay your fees online with Credit Card or Debit Card


Pay OffLine In Full with Check

Pay in full offline with check. Payment must be received within 14 days of registering. Mail Check to:

AFC Union/Pre-Academy
PO Box 370
Franksville, WI 53126

LATE FEE:  If payment has not received within 30 days, a $35 Late Fee will be added to your fees. If payment has not been received after 60 days, a $65 Late Fee will be added to your fees. 



$25 Fee to enroll in Payment Plan.

  • Fees will be divided into 4 payments.
  • $25 Fee is due in addition with the initial payment.
  • Each subsequent payment will be drawn on the day of the month-day of the initial registration. For example: if you register on May 26th, the following 3 payments will be drawn on the 26th of June, July, and August. 
  • At checkout you must select Credit Card as your payment option. If credit card is not selected, payment plan will be deleted and full payment will be due immediately. 
  • $35 NSF fees for any declined payments. 


Financial Aid 

AFC Union believes that every child should play. In the registration, you have the option to apply for financial aid. Applications are not automatically approved. Once your application and the provided documents are reviewed, you will be notified of your application status.