Academy Program Overview

Neenah Soccer Club's Academy program is designed to provide enhanced training to players in the 7U and 10U age groups interested in playing at a higher level of competition in the future. The program serves as a bridge between recreational and competitive soccer, with an emphasis on individual player development through improved technical skills and tactical development, building a foundation for future success. The goal is to enrich each player's already developing love for and high interest in the game. 

Players who choose Academy soccer should have a high interest in and commitment to learning the game, improving and playing at a higher level of competition in the future. Parents of interested players should evaluate their players physical and mental maturity, level of interest and readiness for commitment prior to registering for the program. 

Academy players will continue to develop by playing and learning all field positions, while increasing their problem-solving skills on the field. Neenah Soccer Club follows the guidelines from the US Youth Soccer Association to enhance the physical, social and psychological development of each player. At this level, players are coached by professionally licensed coaches and parent volunteers. The Neenah SC Academy program is focused on in-house player development, with training twice per week. Teams will also participate in play dates with other state-based clubs and tournaments hosted by our club (Copia Cup in the fall and Flatgrass in the spring).

If you're weighing the options between Neenah Soccer Club's Academy and Recreational Soccer programs and would like additional help determining the best program for your player, check out our parent help page

If you have additional questions about Academy soccer, please contact our clubs Director of Coaching, Sean Breitzman. 

Registration Information

Registration for the 2022-2023 Academy Season is now open. If you have questions, please email Sean Breitzman Registration for Fall Academy closes on July 31, 2022.

Age Group Birth Year Registration Fee Game Days
7/8U Girls 2015 & 2016

$285 (full year)
$170 (Fall or Spring Season Only)

Saturday
7/8U Co-ed 2015 & 2016

$285 (full year)
$170 (Fall or Spring Season Only)

Saturday
9/10U Girls 2013 & 2014

$325 (full year)
$195 (Fall or Spring Season Only)

Saturday
9/10U Co-ed 2013 & 2014

$325 (full year)
$195 (Fall or Spring Season Only)

Saturday

 

NOTE: Teams/Age groups are formed based on a child’s birth year - not on the school year calendar. 

8U Registration fee includes training sessions, games and possibly a tournament or two each session. Uniforms are not included in the registration fee.

10U Registration fee includes training sessions, games and two tournaments each session. Uniforms are not included in the registration fee.

Kwik Trip Car Wash Fundraiser:

  • NSC requires all its academy and classic families to participate in our Kwik Trip Car Wash Card Fundraiser.  Families will need to decide at the time of registration if they wish to sell the cards (to which you will get your money back once all the cards are sold) or to do the buyout.  The payment for either the cards ($180) or buyout ($80) will be added to your registration fees.

Jersey Kits and Practice Shirts:

  • All uniform kits and practice shirts will now be ordered through Stefans Soccer.  Families will receive an email from Stefans with an invitation to place their child's order for a jersey kit (shirts, shorts, socks) and practice shirts through them. If you do not order by the deadline indicated in the email from Stefans then you will be responsible for the cost of shipping as well.  Families will also have the option to purchase other NSC gear, such as backpacks, when placing orders for their academy jersey kits.  We are in a NEW KIT year!

Neenah Soccer Club has a NO REFUND Policy.

Financial assistance is available by filling out the NSC Scholarship Form

Fall Academy Information

Registration for Fall Academy closes on July 31st 2022

Preseason Training Camp:  The camp will be held at Mahler Park.

  • Preseason camp will be in early to mid August

Practice Nights: Will be held at Mahler Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • U8: 5:30-6:30pm
  • U9/10: 5:30-7:00pm

Games: Games will be held on Saturdays from late August to late October.  Game location will vary each week.

Tournaments

  • U8: may participate in a tournament
  • U10/U10 Junior: Copia Cup in Neenah (Oct 10-11), other tournament TBD

Volunteering

Neenah Soccer Club is a volunteer-run organization. To help keep our costs low and offer these great programs for youth soccer players in our community, we require all parents of players participating in all program to volunteer two hours per player during the course of the season. 

Upon registering, you will be charged a $50 buyout fee per player (Family maximum $100), which will be reimbursed when your volunteer obligation has been fulfilled. Academy player volunteer hours MUST be fulfilled at the Scheels Flatgrass Showdown Tournament or Copia Cup Tournament. You can read more about our volunteer policy here

Game Play

7/8U teams will play in a 4v4 format with no goalie; there will be no referees at this age level. 9/10U teams will play 7v7 and will include a goalie. 3 referees will be utilized at this age, and offside will be called. 

Player Equipment

  • Shin Guards must be worn and must be covered entirely by socks
  • Soccer Cleats or Tennis Shoes (no baseball cleats allowed)
  • Soccer Jersey/Uniform
  • Size 3 (7/8U) or Size 4 (9/10U) soccer ball
  • Water Bottle (labeled with player’s name)
  • No jewelry can be worn

Game Cancellation

Game cancellations will be sent by Playmetrics accounts when the decision is made by Club. 

Soccer is played in the rain and will only be called off if there is thunder/lightning or if the fields are flooded. If storms look like they will end by game time we will not cancel the games; in these cases, the coaches or referees will be responsible for cancellations.

Registration

Registration

Academy Players

Academy Players

PlayMetrics App

PlayMetrics will be used for all Academy communications. Please download if you have not already, and be sure to provide availability for playdates and tournaments using the app or website. *Availability is due by noon on the Sunday prior to the Saturday/weekend event. 

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