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Youth Academies

Program Administrator
Patrick Hodgins
414.328.9972, ext 106

WYSA Academy Accreditation Program
Boys and Girls U8 - U10
SE Wisconsin (SECL)

Youth Academy Policy
The youth academy policy applies to clubs who are designated as “Certified Youth Academies” by the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association. (The criteria for the youth academy certification are outlined by the program, in WYSA accreditation documents.) This policy governs acceptable timing of, and contact with players, as well as the registration of academy players to clubs who are WYSA Certified Youth Academies. The youth academy policy aligns with the WYSA tryout policy.
Youth Academy Policy 2019-2020

2019 Fall Information

2019 Fall Academy Application

The Mega-Date is September 7-8 at Ewald Soccer Park. The season is scheduled to run September 7 (Mega Date) – October 26. Clubs are allowed 4 blackouts.

WYSA will offer the club vs. club and team vs team options for academy participants.

Fall 2019 Academy Schedule | 8U Boys
Fall 2019 Academy Schedule | 9U Boys
Fall 2019 Academy Schedule | 10U Boys
Fall 2019 Academy Schedule | 8U Girls
Fall 2019 Academy Schedule | 9U Girls
Fall 2019 Academy Schedule | 10U Girls

Accredited Youth Academies
The Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association identified 18 member clubs as Accredited Youth Academies. Youth Academies are player development methods for U-8 and U-10 players. The characteristics of Youth Academies are a focus on pool rostering of players with flexible game day play. It also provides a higher level of training for the players desiring a more advanced development model. In addition, the Youth Academy receives assessment and oversight by the WYSA Directors of Coaching.

In order to achieve accreditation, a club is assessed on the structure of their current or potential academy program that includes the coaching education and license level of the director of coaching, trainers, and other coaches associated with the program.  In addition, their training program(s) and methods (sessions per week, training calendar, coaching methods and environments) are examined.  Finally, The WYSA Directors of Coaching observe player development methods and team training sessions with post observation assessment meeting (s) aimed at providing quality feedback to enhance current or projected academy programs.

Jim Launder, WYSA Director of Coaching says, “With the advent of the Youth Academy programs here in Wisconsin we are beginning a new golden age of development for young soccer players. Not only will this programming allow for the more complete training and playing of games within a format that supports development, it will also enhance the enjoyment of the players and their families alike. We look forward to an evolving Youth Academy program which will complement our other programs in Wisconsin to help young players develop in soccer.”

WYSA Accredited Academies (U10 and under):
Ace Soccer Club
Appleton Soccer Club
Bavarian Soccer Club
Croatian Eagles Soccer Club
De Pere Select Soccer Club
Elmbrook United
FC Green Bay
FC Wisconsin
Fusion Soccer Club
Hartford United Soccer Club
Kenosha Area Soccer League (Kenosha Crew)
Kimberly Area Soccer Association
Madison FC
Madison 56ers
Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club
Milwaukee Sport Club
North Shore United
Oregon Soccer Club
Pewaukee Sussex United
Polonia Youth Soccer Club
Racine United
Red Star Soccer Club
RUSH Wisconsin
RUSH Wisconsin West
SC Waukesha
Strike FC Wisconsin
United Hurricanes
United Soccer of Allouez
Washington County FC
Waunakee Soccer Club



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