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Aztec FUTURES Program

Looking to Take Your Game to the Next Level?

If so, we invite you to come train with Aztec professional coaches and with Aztec Jr. Academy teams. Aztec FUTURES is a "train only" program for players - U7 to U10 - that has been proven to prepare young soccer players for future Club Teams or for future success on their Town teams.

CLICK HERE or the link above to sign up for the 2023-24 Aztec FUTURES program which is currently open.

The Aztec FUTURES Curriculum is designed to prepare players to compete, and to instill a love of the game. Players in the “train-only” futures program compete with and train alongside players on our current Aztec Jr. Academy “Club” teams. The program uses a blend of Small sided games, “camp-style” games, activities to improve basic and specific coordination, and global games to encourage the development of player’s skill and game understandingl. We typically use the “Play-Practice-Play” methodology to maximize players enjoyment and to train players in a game realistic environment, and will look to place players onto our “Club Teams” when they are ready.

About the FUTURES Program

The Aztec U8 Academy Curriculum is designed to prepare players to compete, and to instill a love of the game. Players in the “train-only” futures program compete with and train alongside players on our current Aztec Jr. Academy “Club” teams.

The program uses a blend of Small sided games, “camp-style” games, activities to improve basic and specific coordination, and global games to encourage the development of player’s skill. We typically use the “Play-Practice-Play” methodology to maximize players enjoyment and to train players in a game realistic environment.


Program Differentiators

  • Clear pathway from playing Pre-K to our Academy Teams and beyond.
  • More than 85 former Aztec Tots (now Aztec U6-U10 Academy) players have played on Aztec Club Teams, including 10 U-17 State Champions
  • Development of the whole child: physically, technically, cognitively, emotionally
  • Parents are educated to help understand Aztec's Long Term Development Plan and the benefits of being part of the Aztec Community
  • FUN and challenging environment with coaches who inspire
  • Professionally run sessions with a 12:1 player to coach ratio are more beneficial than ones led by volunteers
  • Like-minded families who not only want the best training, but a program that recognizes the young age of the players
  • Progressive age appropriate activities including “Real Matches” (winter/spring)
  • Top notch indoor facility providing the best environment for learning PLUS no sunscreen, no umbrellas, no bug spray

TESTIMONIALS

"Aztec Academy has shaped our daughter and son both as players and as people. The coaches earned respect of the children immediately. They have developed an understanding of the game, significantly improved individual skills, and created wonderful friendships." - Jeff and Chrissy

"Our 3 daughters' passion for soccer dates back to their days in the Aztec Academy. Jeff Winterton and his staff have a great knack for getting the young ones to love and respect the game." - Chuck and Erin

"We are truly lucky to have had Jeff as a coach. We wholeheartedly recommend the Aztec Academy Program for any child who loves soccer and wants to grow as a player." - Brian and Maureen

"Jeff Winterton's Academy program is hands down, where you want your children to learn the beautiful game. There is NO ONE better in teaching young children the fundamental skills that will enable them to have fun AND be successful in the game of soccer." - Al and Lorinda

"The Aztec Academy program was a valuable experience for our sons. It gave them a solid foundation from which to build their soccer knowledge." - Greg and Jenn

"Our journey through Soccer Tots, the Academy program and now playing U14 soccer for Aztec pretty much sums it up. Nine years with the program and my daughters love for the game just keeps growing." - Tina

"The Aztec Soccer program has been an invaluable vehicle for introducing the sport… and most importantly a love… of soccer to my children." - Becky

"We've watched first hand as our son progressed through the Aztec curriculum. Jeff's intentional focus on long term development rather than temporary results has been a consistent theme throughout." - Brad and Sarah