Academy in Action

Academy General Information

 What is Academy?

The Academy program is a bridge between Recreational soccer and Travel soccer. It is designed to develop, and nurture intelligent, adaptable soccer players who are looking to gain skills or aspire to someday play at a higher level of competitive soccer.Benefits of Developmental Academy Style Soccer:

  • Education First Environment
  • Player-Centered coaching vs coach-centered coaching
  • Eliminates the win/lose record as a means to identify quality play
  • Players learn to play in multiple environments
  • Expand the number of opportunities for players to perform task
  • Teams grow stronger when the ability of the individual improves
  • More chances to play with and against better players
  • Players benefit from working with more experienced coaches

 The Academy approach recognizes it is more developmentally appropriate to place young players in an environment where they receive more training than matches. In other words, the Academy format allows coaches to focus on development over winning matches proving success is a byproduct of player development.With the Academy format there are no “A, B, and C” teams, as players stay in pools and can be moved back and forth according to their progress and development throughout the season. There are no “Try-outs” and no one gets cut from the team. This approach allows clubs to keep players in a pool, foster development over winning, and provide a fun and more positive playing environment as these children transition into their first years of travel soccer experience.

 What are the benefits of Greenfield Area Soccer Clubs Academy Program?

TigersFC Recreational Soccer

StrikersFC Academy Soccer

10 week season with 7 games

13 week season

Fall and Spring season has 6-10  Leaguegames

 Includes 1 Tournament each season

1 hour per week practice = 10 hours of practices per season

(2) 90 min practices per week + Technical Training = over 40 hours of training per season

No winter training

Winter technical training is included

Coaches are parent volunteers.

Coaches are paid staff. With at least an “E” license to coach youth soccer from US Youth Soccer.

Play games at Brandywine Park

Play games in Indiana State League (ISL) at different locations, including Brandywine Park.

Travel to only Brandywine Park

Travel to other clubs with in the 465 area, Zionsville being the farthest.

Cost $85-$105 per season, Fall, Winter, Spring

Cost $300 per season, Fall & Spring. Winter technical training is included.


T-shirt and socks provided


Uniform package include; Practice Jersey, Home Jersey, Away Jersey, Shorts, Socks. Cost TBD and can be used as long in Academy and still fits.

Financial Assistance is available

Financial Assistance is available

 Should I wait another year to sign up?: 

Getting a jump start on increasing your soccer skills will make a difference when competing with academy players.  Soccer is becoming one of the faster growing sports behind football and more kids are joining soccer every day.  Having the foundation to be a great soccer player will make your child better, faster, and more competitive in the future.

  I like our team, do I want to put him/her on a new team?:  

Your child will be with the same team for 3 years.  They will make friendships that will last years after they move to travel either playing together in junior high and high school or for the same Impact Travel Team. 

 I don’t think he/she is good enough for Academy:  

Academy is for players who want more from their soccer experience.  Practices are more structured, coaches are licensed coaches, and the players have an opportunity to participate in soccer tournaments where they will witness different styles and be a part of the tournament experience.


Contact Brandon Winkle ([email protected]
) or Neal Singco ([email protected])