Players will have the opportunity to train three nights per week; twice under the direction of the professional coaching staff and one session with a qualified parent coach. Training sessions last approximately 60-75 minutes in duration. A flexible training schedule will be created to accommodate multi-sport activity participants. Players also train one night per week during the winter.
Academy teams will play in the Iowa Soccer Academy league and play approximately 6-8 matches. Academy matches are played on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Academy clubs must still follow recreational play guidelines, such as 50% playing time in matches. The emphasis is placed on creating an environment that is focused on individual development as opposed to team development.
In addition to the league matches, the teams will also, participate in no more than 2 tournaments (festivals) per season.
Parent coaches must attend a National Youth Module Course and/or a USSF ’E’ License course in order to participate in the training and coaching of the players at matches.
In accordance with ISA rules, teams are restructured from the fall season to the spring season to ensure that our focus remains on the individual.
The cost of the program is $275 per season or $500 if you register for the entire year.