Program Overview

The Boys Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development within the club. The Boys 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 Boys Academy, contact Jeff Bilyk our Pro Academy Director at jeffb@independencesoccer.club.

Pathway, Benefits & Dues

The Boys Academy is a club-wide program with two teams per age group (U13-U14), a North and a South team. This is our top-tier junior boys' program with a high level of player commitment required. The Boys Academy players will compete in the Elite Clubs National League. 

Similar to our Pro Academy age groups, players train 4 nights a week but at their respective North and South locations. 1 day of the week is dedicated to sports performance through EXOS training while the other 3 sessions are dedicated to individual and team training. 

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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

Dues:

2020-2021 Dues

Program Staff
2020-2021 Coaching Assignments

 

 

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