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ACADEMY FAQ's

MSC DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY FAQ's

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WHAT IS THE ACADEMY?

The Academy is for 9U & 10U boy and girl soccer players who are looking for more of a challenge than recreational soccer, with certified coaches and Academy developmental competitive games.

WHEN CAN MY SON/DAUGHTER JOIN THE ACADEMY ?

Players 9U and 10U can sign up online at mscsoccer.org -starting December 1st.  Academy Spring 2023 season runs from January 23rd-April 2nd. You can register anytime between December 1st-April 2nd.

WHAT IS THE COST?

The Academy cost is $350 9U & $450 10U. The season consists of two training sessions a week (for 10 weeks).

Uniform cost-Nike Recreational kit U9- $45 – All Academy includes: 1 Black Jersey, 1 Blue jersey, and any Black shorts & black socks.

Uniform Coast-Nike Recreational 10U- $150-All Academy includes: 1 Black Jersey, 1 blue Jersey, black shorts, white and black socks. 

WHO COACHES THE TEAM AND ARE THEY CERTIFIED?

All Academy soccer teams are coached by MSC certified staff coaches; all coaches are KidSafe certified and completed a coaching youth license

HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED?

All teams are formed and balanced after all players are evaluated by the MSC coaching staff. MSC will notify all registered players after registration has ended what day, time, and field the evaluation will be held. Once all players have been evaluated, you will be sent a notification informing you what team you have been placed on via playmetrics.   

HOW MANY GAMES ARE IN THE SEASON?

10U Teams will have 10-15 games per season. 9U teams will have 10-12 games per season. We take strides to eliminate excessive travel required for teams, and all the games are in a 1.5 hours drive, with no overnight stays. U10 Academy players in the spring will get an opportunity to attend the Pensacola Classic Tournament. This event gives our players an experience that helps prepare them for our U11 Lakers Competitive program. 

WHO DO WE PLAY?

We play member teams of the Louisiana Soccer Academy Program. (LSAP)

The number of LSAP teams continues to grow since it's inaugural season. With their participation, cooperation and guidance, these Clubs are committing to improving the game of soccer across the State

We will also play non member teams, including team from Mississippi and Alabama but they must be approved by LSA.

WHO DO I CONTACT?

Please contact the MSC Academy Director Glenn Benjamin: benji@mscsoccer.org or contact the office at (985)-624-8080

WE DO NOT MIMIC OTHER PROGRAMS WE’VE CREATED OUR OWN, ONE THAT SET STANDARDS.