Delaware FC U8 Academy is an age appropriate introduction to the competitive program for dedicated and motivated young players.

Empower your child to grow, and prepare for a long-term competitive soccer pathway. The program focuses on technical skills, ball mastery, athletic development, and game understanding in a fun and friendly atmosphere.  Over 80% of participants from previous years have progressed into DEFC U8 or U9 Competitive teams.


  • This program is for dedicated and motivated boys and girls players, with birth years of 2015, 2016 or 2017, who have aspirations of playing for a competitive team for the 2023-2024 season.
  • If you are interested in playing and have questions please email Coach Jamie Solomon.


  • Twice a week training beginning the week of 3/13
  • 75-90 Minute training sessions
  • 1-2 Playday events with multiple games
  • APL Showdown Tournament - Saturday 4/8 in Downingtown, PA - *Boys Only
  • Multiple Gameplay Events
  • 10 Week Program
  • Jerseys Included


  • Training begins the week of 3/13
  • Boys Academy Training on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Girls Academy Training on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Playday and Game schedule TBD and could be Saturday or Sunday

COST: $500



  • The U8 Spring Academy was created to provide a bridge for dedicated and motivated players in preparation for competitive soccer.
  • It allows players to experience a fun and challenging atmosphere, emphasizing individual player development.
  • All sessions are run by experienced DEFC Staff Coaches

Got Questions? Please email the U8 Boys Academy Coach, Jamie Solomon - [email protected]



DEFC Smith Estates
740 Evanson Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707