The Blount United Soccer Academy,  U5/U6 Coed along with U7 and U8 teams, focuses on setting the basic foundations of skill and technical play.

We begin with a soccer for fun-type atmosphere for our 2 year co-ed age group, U5/U6 players, to introduce the sport of soccer (AKA Futbol) in a fun way with occasional parent involvement.

The pre-competitive teams, U7 and U8, program builds on the skills gained as U5/U6 and begins to prepare our athletes for our competitive teams. Athletes are coached in a fun, inclusive, technically sound way, and they receive "travel team" coaching without the travel or expense. Team sizes are kept small, allowing our coaches to provide direct, timely feedback as they reinforce skills, terminology, and the fundamentals of soccer.

Birth year 2016 (U8):
***This is the year in prep for entry into competitive soccer.  While participation is not required for both Fall and Spring sessions at this age, it is highly recommended so that your player is adequately prepared for the tryout process in the Spring of 2024***
Fee: $200
Included in cost: Coach/Director pay, 18 sessions, 5 weekends of Emerald League play up to 10 games total, referee fees, TSSA registration (good for full seasonal year), jersey, and Fall photo.
Birth year 2017 (U7):
Fee: $150
Included in cost: Coach/Director pay, 18 sessions, up to 3 friendlies (scrimmages with other local clubs on the weekend), Referee fees, jersey, and Fall photo.
Birth years 2018/2019 (U5/U6)
Fee: $125
Included in cost: Coach/Director pay, 18 sessions, jersey, and Fall photo.
Start date: Tuesday, March 5th
End date: Friday, May 10th
Session Time: 6-7PM
Field: 3
Location: 1850 Court Street, Maryville, TN 37803

What the season looks like:

  • Two, one-hour practices per week (Tuesday - skills, Friday - fun & games)
  • At the U7 level, the Academy will start to introduce the game environment by participating in up to 3 friendlies with other local clubs.
  • To prepare for competitive play, the U8 teams will compete in Emerald Premier League for 5 weekends of the season. Once in the Spring season, the Emerald Jamboree will introduce these players to the tournament environment.
  • What to Bring: soccer shoes, shin guards, water bottle, size 4 soccer ball.

If you would like more info on our Little Hammers of Junior Hammers programs, or would like to visit one of our practices, please email our Academy Director at or our club at

Fun day at Vulcan field with Oak Ridge Academy