About the DJCT Academy

About the DJCT Academy Program

The DJCT Academy Program is for U8 through U10 players and is designed to build a solid foundation for the young players before going into Select soccer. 

Academy Seasons:

  • Fall Season: August through November
  • Spring Season: February through May

Registration Fee: $395 per season 

Jr. Academy Age Groups (U8 to U10): 

'08 (U10) = Born in 2008

'09 (U9) = Born in 2009

'10 (U8) = Born in 2010

Practice and Game Uniforms: 

Uniforms are not included in the registration fee and are an additional cost. Each family will order practice and game uniform. Please see our Uniforms tab for more information. 

How to Join: 

Each Fall and Spring season there are Academy Observation Days that gives any interested player a chance to join, but they must attend these observation days to receive a spot on a DJCT Academy team for the upcoming season. No player may register to play Academy soccer without attending the observation session. If you miss any Academy Observation Days, please contact our Director of Soccer Operations, Darci Carruthers, about arranging another opporunity to get on a DJCT team. 

DJCT and Hill Country Indoor Sports and Fitness Reach Facility Agreement

DJCT will be the exclusive Jr Academy program at HCI; U8-U10 program to run all training sessions at top indoor facility in Bee Cave, TX

4/7/17 - DJCT and Hill Country Indoor (HCI) Sports and Fitness, a brand-new 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art indoor sports and fitness facility in Bee Cave, TX, have reached an agreement that will have DJCT run its Under-8 to Under-10 Jr Academy program exclusively out of the first-of-its kind facility in West Austin starting in the Fall 2017.

HCI, which will have their grand opening during the summer of 2017, has an indoor turf field (185' by 85') that all DJCT players born in 2010, 2009 and 2008 (Under-8 to Under-10) will use for team practices at the indoor facility.  The partnership will ensure that DJCT does not lose practice sessions due to rainouts and will allow parents to take advantage of the many amenities that HCI has to offer during their child's practice.*  Starting in May, HCI will be scheduling tours of the facility.  DJCT members will be eligible for discounted gym memberships as part of the agreement.

"Partnering with Hill Country Indoor will immediately elevate our Under-8 to Under-10 Jr Academy program as this will provide DJCT with the top training facility in Austin for our players," says DJCT Director of Coaching Tim Chestney.  "Coaching and facilities are two of the critical pillars in having a successful club and Hill Country Indoor puts us right at the top in regards to training environments.  The 8-10 age range is especially important for the technical development of a player, and, along with an excellent Jr Academy coaching staff, that includes current Lake Travis High School varsity head coaches David Bammel (boys) and Trey Young (girls), HCI's facilities will put DJCT at the forefront of all the Jr Academy programs in the area.  From a parent's standpoint, they'll have the option to drop their kids off for practice and then take a fitness class, run the indoor track, hit the cardio/weight machines or simply grab a bite to eat."