Our 2013 Pre-Academy Winter Program will run for 9 consecutive weeks on Sundays from January 6 through March 3 with a rainout make-up date of March 10 if needed. Modeled around the Fiorentina method, the sessions will be 1.5 hours long with the last 1/2 hour set aside for some small sided games. The program is open to Gryphons and non-Gryphons players.

Last year, this program greatly benefited our players in preparing them for the spring season, in developing their athletic and coordination abilities as well as psycho-motor skills that are universally beneficial for many sports. Note – Our Crickets, Super 7s and Team Academy programs will have an increased focus on building athletic abilities. Also, by popular demand, we will continue to offer a winter Grasshoppies program for 3 to 5 yr olds.

Our winter program sessions will be conducted at the Hillsdale High School turf field. Below are the timings for each of the Pre-Academy age groups.

ProgramAge GroupsTimes
Grasshoppies3-5 yr olds9.30am-10:30am
Pre-Academy Crickets & Super 7′s5-8 yr olds (not trying out for teams)9.00am-10:30am
Academy ’03s & ’04′sPlayers born 8/1/2003 – 7/31/200511am-12:30pm
Academy ’02s & ’01sPlayers born 8/1/2002 – 7/31/200312.45pm-2.15pm


Cost: $145 for Grasshoppies and $195 for all other age groups


Have questions? If you have any questions about the Winter Program, please email our Pre-Academy Coordinator. If you are looking for a winter program for older age groups, please email our Director of Coaching for more information.