Youth players looking for a higher level of training.
The SFC Academy Program focuses on developing the soccer skills of U7-U10 players who have demonstrated a strong interest and enjoyment of soccer. Many recreational players switch to Academy because they are looking for a more challenging soccer environment. For others, the pure joy of the game is what brings them to the program. The purpose of the Academy Program is to prepare players to be successful select soccer players and individuals. We do this through a focus on fundamental technical soccer skills and character education (sportsmanship, team building, positive social interaction).
Academy teams operate at a higher level of competition and with a higher level of training activity, which requires a higher commitment. Training focuses almost solely on individual player skills. Tactics for game play are not emphasized, and are not taught until the proper techniques and skills are in place to execute them. Training sessions are typically 2 weeknights (M&W or T&Th) with games played in the WYSA Club v Club Academy League on weekends in Waukesha County and Greater Milwaukee.
We expect our "graduating" academy players to successfully pass select tryouts and be offered a position on a U11 Select team if they wish to enter the select program.
*Academy FALL 2023 Registration now OPEN!
4 v 4
7 v 7
The academy aged (6-10 years old) player is eager, active, and likes to be on the go. Although keen to act independently, they also need adult approval, understanding, praise, and encouragement. Pushing too hard or expecting too much can result in the child becoming tense and nervous. As players advance in age, they are able to accept moderate responsibilities.
Peer groups also become more important and the child will identify with other youngsters with similar interests.
Our Development Focus:
• Individual movement skills and technical soccer development are at the top of our agenda
• Small sided games and teamwork activities are introduced.
• An optimal time for training suppleness and speed occurs for both girls and boys at 6-10 years.
As players "graduate" and look to branch out into select at U11, our developmental focus shifts:
• There is now a crucial window for players to develop advanced competency in basic techniques.
• Basic tactical appreciation is introduced.
• Aerobic capacity training is introduced prior to the adolescent growth spurt, known as Peak Height Velocity.
The SFC Academy Programs provides access to more high quality training sessions and year round play than that of most competing programs in the area:
6 - 8 Fall League Games with WYSA Sanctioned Clubs
6 - 8 Spring League Games with WYSA Sanctioned Clubs
Fall Academy Mega Play Date
Spring Academy Mega Play Date
1 Fall, 1 Spring and 1 Winter Tournament
Internal Academy Futsal League Play
2 - 3 Weekly Practices Led by Licensed Coaches Year Round
Full Nike Home & Away Uniform Kit
Access to Game Film Center
Optional Academy training available at an additional cost:
Winter Baseline Training Camp
Summer Training Camp
Fall, Spring Preseason Camp
Agility, Fitness Training
Tactical Training Sessions
Scott has been coaching for 35 years, with over 20 years at the college level, 15 years at the high school level and over 20 years as a Olympic Development coach. Scott has played at the collegiate (Army) and professional level (Baltimore) and has recorded 45 state championships as a player/coach/director.
USSF C License
NSCAA National, Advance National, GK1 Diploma
NSCAA Special Topic Diplomas
5 FA Coaching Certificates
Awards and Honors:
2x WI Boys HS Private School Coach of the Year
5x WI Boys HS All Star Game Coach
1x Men's National Champion
1x National Finalist U23
7x NCAA Coach
Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame Inductee
Current Member NSCAA National Ranking Committee
Current Men's Assistant Coach UW Whitewater
Former Director of Coaching at Croatian Eagles