Fond du Lac Youth Soccer Academy Training Program

Academy Training

The Fond du Lac Soccer Association "Phoenix Academy" is a program available to girls and boys in the U7, U8 and U10 age groups ages approx 6-10. Soccer Academy programs are designed to bridge the gap between recreation league and select (competitive) league play focusing on player development from professional coaching to create the best possible environment for our youth soccer players to excel once they reach the select level at U11. 

The Phoenix Academy Training focuses on these key areas: Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Psychosocial. 

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Fondy Soccer Academy:

Academy Details

  • The Phoenix Academy training allows for players to be exposed to different coaches on a consistent basis, all while following a specific training curriculum created for our Academy program. Training focuses on individual player skills. Tactics for game play are not emphasized and are not taught until proper techniques and skills are in place to execute them.
  • All players of an age group will train together but each session will include small sided games and a scrimmage. 
  • General Training Structure (This may vary by age group): 
    • 10-20 minutes of quick multi touches on the ball.
    • 10-20 minutes of a small activity/scrimmage that will either bring out repetitions for dribbling to beat a player, dribbling for possession, passing, receiving, or striking a ball. (we will build on skills week after week and focus on a different skill each week).
    • 20-30 minutes of scrimmage play - putting that days emphasis into action. (the last week will be a full game/scrimmage day).
  • All Practices will be held at the Fond du Lac Soccer Complex. 
  • The Spring training season will run from early April and continue until early/mid May to wrap up before rec starts, and the Fall Season will run early September to mid-October. 
  • Minimum Age: The Academy is for Players born in the calendar years of 2011-2015. Grouping is based on calendar year of birth. This is how US Soccer groups players, and how it is done at the Select/Competitive level once they reach that age. We do not group players based on school year. 

Academy Training Field Locations

Academy Training Field Locations

Academy Training Field Locations
  • U6 (2015 Birth Year): Field 12 Area
  • U7 (2014 Birth Year): Fields 10 & 11
  • U8 (2013 Birth Year): Fields 8 & 9
  • U9 (2012 Birth Year): Fields 6 & 7
  • U10 (2010-11 Birth Year): Fields 16 & 17

Upcoming Academy Training

Spring 2021

The Spring Academy Training will run 6 weeks from April 5th to May 10th for players born 2011-2015. All training sessions will be Monday nights from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the Fond du Lac Soccer Complex. Trainings will be executed by Coaches and Players from the Marian University Women's program as well as some of our Select League Coaches. The cost to participate is $50. This is a great way for kids to get outside early, learn soccer fundamentals from experienced players and coaches and get ready for our fun rec summer league!

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