Bellingham United FC’s Soccer Academy is children ages 3 to 12 year olds also known as HFCA (Hammers Football Club Academy)
Hammers FC Academy offers programs for players and interested children of all ages and skill levels. Starting as young as 3-6 years old: Tots Drop-in soccer every Tuesday and Thursday @10am-11am except on days of camps. The class is designed for curious, energetic, and even shy tots who want to enjoy themselves playing the simple game of soccer. Lil Hammers is another program for young Hammers which is similar to Tots drop-in however it includes a Lil Hammers shirt, runs in 4 week intervals Mondays and Wednesdays @4pm-6pm and consists of a more structured class. *Parents are encouraged to assist their child and help them open up, build a desire to play, and learn to share with other children. Instructors will do their best to make this transition happen smoothly. As the tots build familiarity and a level of confidence they will run out to the field ready to play on their own with eagerness!*
HFCA offers Summer, Winter, and Spring break Camps for children ages 5-12 years old. Summer camps run Monday-Thursday from 9am-12pm includes a ball and a camp shirt. Winter & Spring break camps run Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm. All camps are designed to help sharpen technical, mental, and knowledge of the game for any level player. Each day focuses on a theme and enforced through drills and games run by qualified soccer trainers. By the end of the camp players will jump from their current level to Messi & Ronaldo level!
For the more advanced players we offer an Advanced Camp during the Summer 1 hour after the general camp @1pm-4pm. In this camp we split up into teams with each group having a designated coach playing a round robin tournament! Dates for the camps vary each year.
Junior Hammers is a Summer team for players ages 9-11 years old. Each age group trains twice a week Tuesdays and Thursdays starting @4:30pm-6:00pm in June and @4:45pm-6:15pm in July training at Phillips 66 NW soccer park. Practice times are subject to change depending on each coach. There are three separate tournaments players have the option of attending: Skagit Firecracker, Baker Blast, and Rimland Cup.
Additional options for older Hammers include private training for ages 8-18 years old which includes an hour of a 1 on 1 private lesson working a technical skills, ball mastery, 1st touch, explosiveness, fitness, Soccer IQ, and confidence in player’s abilities.