Development. It’s a word that many, if not all, programs in our sport use. But what do they truly develop?

​ Some develop Clubs. Some develop teams. Most develop hefty payments with limited results to show for those fees.

At J Petrov Academy, we strive to make our players ready for the next level. Whether that next level is going professional or playing in college, our professional coaches have already many players realize their dream.

The European based style of soccer is going to help your son or daughter not just on the field but off the field as well.

At the Pre-Academy ages (U9-U12) the basic skills and physical fitness needed to play the sport are taught. An emphasis is put on these core qualities rather than the pressure to win a match. It is much more important that the players learn and then apply it in match settings rather than measure them on a score, personal and group achievements are more important at these ages. It builds self esteem and confidence while they begin to put the pieces together that are necessary to compete at a higher level as they get older.

Once a player reaches U13 the Academy structure still focuses on the core qualities needed but with more advanced training for technique and tactics. Fitness is also increased.

Jelco Petrov believes that if your body is tired, your brain gets tired, then mistakes or worse, injuries, occur. Once Academy players reach U13 they learn more about conditioning, tactical and skill as part of a continuous regimen of training, 4 times a week.

Conditioning in our sport is the most important thing as we are the only sport with no time outs, and you are continuously running with limited substitutions.

Because of this focus on fitness as part of the overall training philosophy our teams consistently keep up the pace of any match even in the second half, when others are slowing down.

J Petrov Academy attends some of the best tournaments in the nation, helping your child have some experiences they will never forget and play against the best of the best.

Since we are a professional style academy, there is minimal parent involvement, meaning no parent coaches and no politics.

We encourage you to register for a tryout at any time and let both you and your child see the difference.

Success By Numbers

A complete player pathway, laying the foundation of player development for hundreds of players in South Florida

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21

College players

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Professional Players

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National Team Players

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National Cup Finalist


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National Cup Regional Championships

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Disney Showcase Championships

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4

Weston Cup Showcase Championships

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IMG Cup Invitational Championships