Youth Academy III is the final emergence of the Youth Academy. This is the finishing touch to a five month long initiation to identify our developing U9-U12 age groups and progress their learning in a sequential process. While we may have initially placed too many athletes in YAII, a small subset of these players are in an awkward place at LeftFoot: too talented for Youth Academy II and too young or small to be in the Combination Series. This is our collective solution from months of dialogue with parents and coaches.
Thus, Youth Academy III will be designed for a small select group of players that exhibit the range of ability that crosses between Combination Series and Youth Academy II. In some respect, Youth Academy III is the “Creative” Series of the Youth Academy progressions.