Program Overview

The Pro Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development within the club. The Pro Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles. The Academy sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players. If you are interested in learning more about the Pro Academy, contact Jeff Bilyk our Pro Academy Director at jeffb@independencesoccer.club.

Pathway, Benefits & Dues

The Pro Academy is a club-wide program with one team per age group (U15-U19)  with the highest level of player commitment required and teams competing at a national level. This is our top tier senior boys' program. The Pro Academy players will compete in the Elite Clubs National League as well as compete against other pro academies in USL and MLS. 

This is a club-wide program so training sessions will be held in both North and South regions with teams training 4 nights a week. 1 day of the week is dedicated to sports performance through EXOS training with players having the option to train at the location closest to their home. The rest of the week is split between the North and South regions for practice. 

Visual Pathway


Program Benefits:

  • August-May, 4-training sessions per week
  • Weekly sports performance in season
  • Video analysis and player performance analysis
  • 2020/21 uniform package included (navy kit, backpack, training jacket and pants)
  • Hotels, meals and transportation for all team travel events*
    • Any event over 500-mile round trip is considered "Team Travel" while anything less than that is considered "Family Travel"
    • Please note that any event during the holiday period of 12/15-1/15 and Summer post-season play is not considered a "Team Travel" event
    • Due to COVID-19, the club has decided to suspend all Team Travel through January 1, 2021. All trips prior to January 1, 2021 will be Family Travel. Because of this, a $500 discount will be applied to each player's final payment, provided that the account is in good standing.
  • Player registration for all league and showcase events
  • Coaches travel expenses covered in dues
  • College Program and College Fit Finder subscription (U15-U19)

Dues:

2020-2021 Dues

Program Staff
2020-2021 Coaching Assignments

 

 

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