What is the Junior Spring Academy?

The NWU Junior Spring Academy, which will be hosted every Friday in April (2nd – 30th), is a 5 week select soccer program for players wanting to play competitive soccer in the spring season and prepare for upcoming tryouts.

If you are interested in continuing your soccer season or want to start playing for a higher-level team, then our spring program is what you need! For players aged U9 and below, we provide one training a week with our high-level coaching, Seattle Sounders FC resources, and professional environment.

Our aim is to provide a program which bridges the gap from recreational soccer to the club level. The coaches will be running training sessions directly out of the NWU Curriculum and providing a NWU club level experience to the JSA players. 

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What does this involve?

Players aged U9 or below (2012 and 2013 birth year)

Both boys and girls teams

1 practice a week with our NWU coaches following our curriculum and philosophy

NWU Junior Sounders t-shirt!!

Cost - $80

Junior Academy Schedule

Time: 5-6pm (all training session will be at the same time)

Training Dates: Apr. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

Location: Skagit River Park (SRP), 1100 S Skagit St, Burlington, WA 98233

Cost: $80 (t-shirt included)

For more information or to sign up please contact Jonathan Graham: jonathan.graham@nwunited.org

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JSA Program Safety Protocols

Phase 3:

  1. Facial coverings are required by athletes when they enter and exit the facility. However, masks are not required while participating in the sport.
  2. Facial coverings required for all coaches, volunteers, and spectators at all times.
  3. Outdoor trainings and competitions allowed outdoors for low, moderate, and high risk sports. Maximum 200 people allowed at competitions, including spectators.
  4. All spectators from different households are to be 6 feet or more physically distant from other persons.

Face Masks

  • Athletes are allowed to remove face masks while participating in a training or game.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times during Phase-3. This mandate applies to all persons attending an activity at a City of Burlington playfield facility and includes coaches, all team staff whether paid or volunteers, and spectators.
  • Face masks must completely cover the wearer's nose and mouth while worn.

Physical Distance

  • Physical distance of six (6) feet must be maintained between staff, volunteers, and spectators at all times with exceptions for medical personnel performing their duties.
  • Six (6) feet of distance must be maintained among athletes when not engaged in sporting activities; huddles and team meetings must be physically distanced.


  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at training and each field location.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before AND after training or competition, after touching shared objects or blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Athletes must not share water bottles, uniforms, towels, or snacks and should not spit (saliva, sunflower seeds, etc.).