Build a Rock-solid Foundation
Coaching, Training, & Environment
Players in our Academy program experience a balance of structured training and competitive game-play, led by PSU’s licensed and experienced coaches. In this program, players develop strong individual skills and learn team concepts, preparing them for Select Soccer and beyond, including:
- Key concepts of the associative game (recognizing their roles based on different elements of the game such as the position of ball, teammates, opponents, goal, time, and space
- Game tactics that help them gain advantage over their opponents
- Fundamentals of all team sports (communication, sportsmanship, leadership, effort, etc.)
Additionally, the concepts of Passion, Skill, and Character are taught throughout PSU’s Academy Program, and it is through these concepts that we help players become great teammates, skilled players, and resilient people in their efforts both on and off the field.
As such, players in PSU’s Academy program are held to high standards, but also reap great reward for their effort. Players in our Academy program are expected to: 1.) Exhibit a desire to improve their soccer skills, abilities, and overall knowledge of the game, 2.) Engage actively, positively, and respectfully with their coaches, teammates, referees, opponents, and parents, and 3.) Put in significant effort during practices and games.
PSU’s Academy program isn’t for everyone, but it is an incredibly fun and rewarding experience that will set players up great for wherever their soccer journey may take them.
|Academy Program Details|
|Program management||Lati Ziba, Director of Coaching|
|Program structure||Team training w/games & tournaments, gender-based teams|
|Program seasons||Fall, Winter, & Spring|
|Program length**||One x 12 week session in the fall, one 6 week session in the winter, & one x 10 week session in the spring|
|Ages served||8U to 10U (players born in 2013 – 2015)|
|Fall dates||8/15 through 11/6|
|Spring dates||4/10 through 6/18|
|Games*||Generally, 6 to 8 games each spring & fall season, 5 to 8 games in winter|
|Game days & times*||Generally Saturdays between 8AM and 5PM. Occasional Sunday and weekday games.|
|Tournaments****||1 fall tournament & 1 spring tournament. TOURNAMENT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION and require additional $60 fee which is collected during registration.|
|Camps included*||PSU’s Fall Preseason Camp|
|Camps dates/times||August 10 – 12: 10AM – 12PM for 8U, 4PM to 6PM for 9U & 10U|
|Training structure||Two-to-three x 90-minute sessions each week|
|Training days & times||Determined by coach – generally between 4:30PM and 8PM, M-Th|
|Coaching||PSU coaches with parent team managers|
|Location||Pewaukee, Sussex, or Hartland-area park|
|Full season fee||8U ($795) / 9U & 10U ($995)|
|Uniforms***||Uniforms are NOT included with registration fee. Uniforms costs are approximately $80-$100 every two years.|
|Uniforms specifications||Adidas-brand home jersey, away jersey, shorts, & socks|
|Player Excellence||Available with additional fee|
|Other||Coaching fees, player cards, field rental & maintenance fees, insurance, referee fees, WYSA player, league, & team fees, winter facility & training fees, winter futsal league fees, and two coach/player/parent detailed player evaluations are also included with registration fee|
*The number and/or duration of practices, games, camps, tournaments, and other PSU events are not guaranteed. Weather, field conditions, and unforeseen circumstances will require the cancellation of these events from time to time. When this happens, PSU will do all we can to reschedule the cancelled event, but it may not be feasible to do so for every event.
**Actual season length depends on game schedule
***PSU changes jersey designs every two years. Players who have a current jersey design from the previous season may use the same jersey, effectively eliminating the uniform fee. Individual uniform components may also be purchased during non-design change seasons. The full Uniform Policy can be found on the Policies page of PSU’s website.
****Tournaments are coordinated by PSU. However, from time to time, weather, field conditions, and unforeseen circumstances can cause tournaments to be cancelled. When this happens, PSU will make every attempt to reschedule a different tournament later that same season or, in the case of a fall tournament that can’t be rescheduled, reschedule a spring tournament in its place. In the event PSU cannot reschedule a tournament by the conclusion of the spring season, parents will be provided a prorated refund of the tournament fees charged. No refunds are provided for “incomplete” tournaments or tournaments cancelled after any games have been played