Knox Crush Soccer Academy Ages 3-8 Years


Our year-round soccer league is all about giving children the opportunity to touch the soccer ball many times in a pressure-free game situation. Our Academy League coaches teach children the preliminaries of competitive soccer, sportsmanship, and team play. We offer children the experience of playing on a team, while focusing on player development and fun. All our practices and games lay the foundation for competitive soccer in a relaxed atmosphere. To make sure our players stay fit and active year-round, we provide indoor sessions during the harsh winter. During the spring and fall, we take advantage of our outdoor fields. 


Enroll now for the Fall 2018 Soccer Academywhich begins Monday, March 19 and runs through May 12. To register, click Fall 2018 Soccer Academy. The fee is just $100 for ages 3-6 and $150 for ages 7-8 for eight weeks of training and games.  

WHEN: Meet and Greet week of August 20th.  Training will start August 27th.  Games will start September 8th. 


Important Dates:  Academy will be closed for Fall Break October 6-October 13


Practice Locations:

Ages 3-6 Lakeshore Park, 6410 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919

Ages 7-8 Bearden Adaptive, 5719 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919


  • Ages 3-6 choose practice days of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday; and choose times, either 5:30pm or 6:40pm.  (You will pick a day and a time when you register online and that will be your child’s day and time to train for the season.) 
  • Ages 7-8 train twice per week: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm


Ages 3-4 Pre-Mites and 4-6 Mini-Mites will play intra-club games starting between 9am and 12pm.

Ages 7-8 Junior Mites  will play games Saturday Mornings against other academy teams within Crush and against other local academy programs.
Some 9-year-olds may participate with 7- and 8-year-olds as a transition to competitive soccer.

End-of-Season Jamboree Celebration on November 3rd


$100 for Pre-Mites (age 3-4) and Mini-Mites (age 5-6) includes two game day shirts.

$150 for Junior Mites (age 7-8 to cover league entry fees) New Players receive two game jerseys.


Players ages 3 to 6 years should bring a size 3 soccer ball for practices. Players ages 7-8 should bring a size 4 soccer ball for practices. 
All players should wear shin guards with long soccer socks that go over the shin guards
All players should bring water to drink during water breaks

Newly Revised Curriculum

Coach John Giles has 15 years coaching experience for ages 3-12 at all skill levels.  Together with Coach Casey Shanklin and Coach Haylie Smith, he has developed a comprehensive curriculum designed to move our Academy players from their starting point to the next level of profiency in soccer skills and game awareness.

Our Philosophy

We strive to instill a love of soccer.  We will instruct your player on the fundamental skills necessary to develop as an athlete, teammate, and a soccer player.  We want to see your child outgrow our program and move onto more challenging teams.  We prepare your player for their next steps in soccer or other athletic endeavors. ENROLL NOW



Contact John Giles, Academy Director with any questions:  

865-408-7308 x2 

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