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The Academy

THE ACADEMY

The Pell City FC Academy

The Academy at Pell City FC represents a premier developmental program for young soccer enthusiasts, focusing on comprehensive growth across four key pillars: Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Mental development. This program caters to boys and girls in the U9 to U12 age groups, emphasizing individual skill and concept execution over team success.

Technical (Skill) Development
100%
Tactical Development
100%
Physical Development
100%
Mental Development
100%

THE ACADEMY IS FOR AGES 7-12 ONLY

Competitive Soccer

This program is not for everyone. This program is ONLY geared towards those players looking to further develop their soccer skills and abilities. This is a competitive developmental program geared towards players on our developmental pathway.

We want to make it clear that this program is designed for players who are serious about improving their soccer skills. It’s not for everyone because it’s focused on helping players who are already on a path to becoming more competitive and skilled in soccer. So, if you’re really dedicated to getting better at soccer this program is perfect for you!

While we welcome beginners, it’s important to understand that the competition in our program can be quite challenging. We are open to beginners who are athletic and coachable, meaning that while you may be new to soccer, you should be physically fit and ready to learn and improve. We believe in nurturing talent at all levels, and we’ll work with you to help you develop your skills, but please be prepared for the competitive environment.

THE ACADEMY DIFFERENCE

About the Academy

General Information

No fixed-rosters or set teams

Academy uniform required

End-of-season awards presented

Player development focused

Games & Training

3 training sessions per week

Training is 1.5 hours long

Academy group training

Licensed coaches run training sessions

What Players Need

Shin Guards & Soccer Cleats

Coachable attitude

Water Bottle (water is preferred)

Size 4 Soccer Ball

THE ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Coach Shane Bell

With over 30 years of playing experience and more than 15 years of coaching under his belt, Shane’s commitment to soccer development is unwavering.

Growing up in Pell City, his family has a deep-rooted history in the community, with a strong connection to youth sports. Shane’s soccer journey began early, playing from age 4 through 19, including time with the Alabama Classics and Maryland UNITED.

Shane has made a significant impact as a coach, earning certifications in Youth Modules 1 and 2, as well as a National “D” Class License. Shane’s vision for Pell City FC reflects his desire to bring a high-quality program to the local community and leave a lasting legacy.

THE ACADEMY DIFFERENCE

Testimonials

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Ryley transformed at Pell City FC, developing from a shy 8-year-old into a confident field leader under Coach Shane’s guidance. His resilience, technical skills, and leadership qualities flourished, proving the club’s effective training approach.

TOMMY MORRIS

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Enrolling Justin in Pell City FC, we discovered a program that challenged and grew his skills. Personal training with Coach Bell led to significant improvements, culminating in Justin joining a top state team and the National Academy League.

KAYLA CACERES

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Coach Shane’s coaching profoundly impacted my children, leading Olivia to the DPL team and Caleb to MLS Next, highlighting his dedication to each player’s unique development and success in soccer and personal growth.

ALISHA WOMACK

THE ACADEMY DIFFERENCE

Champions Excel With Personal Training

THE ACADEMY DIFFERENCE

Come try us out!

COME AND EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

Experience the Difference at Pell City FC! We invite you to join us for a complimentary training session at our Youth Soccer Development Academy. Come and see firsthand the coaching, comprehensive player development program, and established player pathways that set us apart. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, our welcoming and supportive environment will provide you with a transformative soccer experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock your potential and take your game to the next level. Try a session for free and experience the difference today!

410.969.8978 SHANE@PELLCITYFC.COM PELL CITY FC – 100 MOUNT PISGAH DRIVE, CROPWELL, AL 35054
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