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.