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Prep Academy

SHAKOPEE SOCCER PREPARES PLAYERS FOR ADVANCEMENT TO THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF SOCCER


Shakopee Soccer Association is pleased to continue providing excellence in soccer training to younger players who are looking for focused, structured, and professional practice sessions where they will develop as players.


Overview of the Prep Academy

ACADEMY PROGRAM
The focus of the Academy is on the fundamental building blocks of soccer by teaching the basics of dribbling, passing, receiving, finishing and defending. These skills are taught through a combination of individual training and small sided games.

In order to achieve a proper trainer-to-player ratio, the program will be limited to a maximum of 60 players. There are no try-outs for this program - players are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

ACADEMY PARTICIPATION
Academy players participate in a third night of soccer during the Spring and Fall Rec seasons. During the winter, players train once a week indoors on the turf at the Soccer Blast.

Participants will be required to sign up for the corresponding Spring and Fall Rec sessions, in addition to Academy training sessions. Training sessions are held on Monday nights so not to conflict with the rec. schedule. Join us, Academy training is focused and FUN!

Prep Academy Players

U5-U8 Boys and Girls who are just a little too young to participate in the traveling soccer program.

Overview Staff & Leadership

DIRECTOR OF COACHING
As the Director of coaching, Greg Wheaton is responsible for overall player and coach development. He can be contacted at: coachingdirector@shakopeesoccer.com

ACADEMY STAFF
The staff is made up of qualified coaches and trainers who will work with players in groups no larger than a 10:1 ratio ensuring that all players will receive individual attention. The Academy staff is also supplemented with current and former Shakopee players who are eager to work with the committed Academy players.

In order to achieve a proper trainer-to-player ratio, the program will be limited to a maximum of 60 players. There are no try-outs for this program - players are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis

2020 SCHEDULE

Mondays 5:30-6:30 at the 17th Ave. Sports Complex in Shakopee
May 11th Open House-Try out Prep Academy for Free!
Session begins May 18th and ends June 29th

ACADEMY GOALS

• Develop basic techniques of dribbling, passing, receiving, finishing
• Develop strong confident players
• Prepare for traveling soccer
• Develop a love and passion for the game
• Develop Excellence in soccer

Costs

Fall Session
$60 (+$20 if t-shirt needed)

Winter Session
$95 (+$20 if t-shirt needed)

Spring Session
$60 (+$20 if t-shirt needed)

*Fall and spring participants are expected to register and participate in the corresponding rec. seasons. Rec. session costs are not included in the Academy registration fee.

*Participants are expected to wear their Academy Jersey. First time participants are expected to purchase one upon registration ($20).

*Cleats, shin guards, and a ball are required and are the responsibility of the participants.

Registration

If you would like to enroll your child in this exciting program, click on the registration tab.  Contact Greg Wheaton, Director of Coaching with any questions.