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Aztec Jr. Academy FUTURES Program

AZTEC FUTURES: U8 - U10 (Ages 8-10)

Train with Aztec Soccer Club Professional coaches and with Aztec Jr. Academy Teams! Aztec Futures prepares young soccer players for future Club Teams or for future success on their Town teams.

This is a "train-only" program designed for 2011, 2012, and 2013 players who are serious about development. Players play and train with and against our Aztec Jr. Academy teams preparing players for future participation in "Club" soccer. There are two team training sessions and one Zoom "remote" skills session per week.

April 5th - June 2nd *
* There will be no training on April 7th and May 28th.

Monday Team Training
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday Team Training
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday Zoom Skillz
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.


Danvers Indoors Sports Center
150 Andover Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Click here to register for the Spring Futures program.

Photos are from previous years; Aztec now operates all trainings under comprehensive Return to Play guidelines that adhere to the current health and safety guidelines..

About the FUTURES Program

The program is open to ALL levels of skill and experience. Coach Jeff Winterton and his Junior Academy team evaluates all players, and places everyone in the appropriate age group, skill level and/or team.

Players already love the beautiful game. Let Aztec Futures set the stage for age appropriate competition. Aztec has dedicated itself to training and mentoring young soccer enthusiasts.

We recognize the young age of these athletes and as such, Aztec Futures Academy program is specially designed to suit everyone. We offer a flexible programming structure to allow even the most time sensitive family the opportunity to give their son or daughter the benefit of the most effective curriculum and methodology to prepare your young soccer player for the FUTURE!

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


"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

Jeff Winterton

Aztec Junior Academy & Player Development Director

Nick Bettencourt

Aztec Junior Academy Coach