The Boca Raton FC U18 program prepares players to play at the next level.
The U18 is a program where the emphasis is placed upon collective problem solving — not teaching an individual player a solution to a problem, but teaching the squad how to discern and communicate game situations and creatively come to team solutions.
Boca Raton FC U18 players begin training to compete and ultimately prepare for college or professional playing opportunities.
In the U18 level, we focus on four pillars of the game: technical, tactical, physical, and psychological.
Our coaches put emphasis on body shape to enhance the vision and refinement of technique learned throughout a game, but also focus on vision and communication to understand whole-field match conditions and creative problem solving to dominate the mental field of play.
Our emphasis on evidence-based injury reduction protocols, including warmup routines, as well as strength and power, and speed and agility programs give us the competitive edge, as we implement that with anon field emphasis on developing strategies for focus and quick thinking.
The acceptance of the program is after a tryout. Players must come to a tryout. Click here to register for the next tryout.
Each member of our staff is licensed with the US Youth Soccer Federation and is KIDSAFE certified.
- Our Program Director
Jim Rooney began his professional career in 1994 with the Long Island Rough Riders. he later played in Major League Soccer for the MetroStars, the Miami Fusion and the New England Revolution, making a total of 116 appearances. Rooney then returned to the Long Island Rough Riders
Rooney was hired as an assistant coach for Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League on February 4, 2011. In February 2012, Rooney joined the staff of Richie Williams and the United States men’s national under-17 soccer team.In November 2016, Rooney was hired as Assistant Coach for the Jacksonville Armada FC of the North American Soccer League under Head Coach Tony Meola.
Rooney leads Boca Raton FC Semi-Pro team since the 2017 season and he is in charge of the entire development and professional program.
- $160 monthly tuition – a minimum of 4 months (season)
- Purchase of player training and travel kit – DO NOT BUY THE KIT BEFORE BEEN ACCEPTED
What is included?
- 2 training sections a week
- Competition in league and tournaments during the off-season
- unlimited games with Boca Raton Pick-Up League
- Supplementary Insurance
Training Session Days & Location
Training sessions will be held on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 3:30 to 5 PM at Veterans Memorial Park in Boca Raton