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Aztec Academy U3-U8 (2-8 year olds)

Aztec Academy Pathway


15 Manning Road, Middleton Ma

9:30AM U3 AND U5a
10AM U3 AND U6 U3 AND U5 U3 U3 U3 AND U5a
10:30AM U3 AND U5b
11AM U5 U5 U5 U5b
11:30AM U5 AND U6
1PM U5 U5 U6
3:45PM U5a AND U6 U5a AND U6
4:30PM U8 U8


U3 (ages 2-3) - Adult participation as needed to engage child through soccer based gross motor skill games and activities

U5 (ages 3.5-5) - Independent classes introducing soccer based skills through fun games, Some classes broken into U5a:  ages 3.5-4.5, U5b ages 4-5. Non competitive.

U6 (ages 4.5-6/PreK-Kindergarten) - Basic technical ability - ball control, field vision, basic rules of play. Competition and modified scrimmages.

U8 (ages 6.5-8/1st-2nd Grade) -  “Whole-part-whole” methodology utilized to improve player's foot skills, first touch, ball striking, passing/receiving, dynamic athleticism, soccer intelligence. Modified scrimmages.

WELCOME TO AZTEC ACADEMY! (formerly Tots and Academy Clinics). From toddlers through 8 years old, our soccer players are introduced to age appropriate training sessions. The U3 toddlers and preschoolers program for ages 2-3  (will accept children slightly younger than 2) engages young soccer players through FUN high energy, skill building games and activities designed to improve running control, balance, agility, ball/eye coordination, listening, working together, core soccer skills and of course scoring goals. These classes run with parent participation as needed to engage and reinforce the activities. Our U5 program for ages 3.5-5 is an independent class introducing foot/eye coordination, controlling the ball, teamwork, and begins  the foundation of technical components through FUN skill based activities. If ready, players begin to understand their role in 1v1 challenges as a defender or attacker. The U6 (4.5-6 years) and U8 (6.5-8 years) program sessions are designed to maximize FUN by utilizing the “whole-part-whole” methodology. Coaches begin incorporating age appropriate technical training sessions designed to improve player's foot skills, first touch, ball striking, passing/receiving, dynamic athleticism, and soccer intelligence along with approx. 20 minutes of modified scrimmages. Through small-sided games, players recognize/grasp the fundamental concepts in attack, defense, and possession. 

The element of FUN and DISCOVERY is firmly ingrained into each age group celebrating small and large successes.


  • Sessions typically run for 8 weeks ($130) unless otherwise noted
  • We offer a class schedule every day, including mornings, weekends and evenings
  • Meet for approx. 50 minutes/once per week
  • Registration fee includes a t-shirt for new players
  • $15 sibling discount
  • We prorate, so you can join anytime (if a class is not full)
  • 10% off if you register for 2X per week
  • A maximum number of participants is set to ensure each player receives individual attention
  • Refund policy
    All Aztec Academy (U3-U8) will be refunded in full up to the third week of classes  minus a processing fee of $5 (five dollars), which will be deducted from the refunded amount.


All programming is run by professional coaches who adhere to the Aztec Mission and follow an established curriculum led by Academy Directors Sandy Mahoney and Jeff Winterton.


Sandy Mahoney, Academy Director