What is the Academy? 

This is a program designed for boys and girls between 4-8 (u5-u9) years of age with an emphasis on development.  Our full time Director and paid staff coaches strive to create the most optimal training environment for each child's technical development.

How much are the Academy fees?

Please see our Academy Fee Chart

When does the Academy begin?**

Please see our Academy Overview Page

What ages is the Academy?

Players ages U5 - U9 (2015 - 2011 birth year)

How old is my child?
As of 2016 Unites States Soccer Federation started to classify soccer pools (teams) by Birth Year! In an attempt to help you transition into the competitive format our Academy will also begin to classify athletes in this manner.  When asked "what is your child's birth year?" we are asking, "what year was your child born in?" While we are still a developmental program we will still allow players to play up or down within birth years upon the Directors approval.  

Where will training and games takes place?  

Training location in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.

Burbank Campus

  • Burbank Soccer Complex (Field 20)
  • Training - Boys & Girls Birth Years 2015-2011 training is Tuesday's & Thursday's  5:15-6:30pm.  An additional time slot may be added depending on the number of players that register.
  • Intra-Squad Games: Wednesday's Boys and Girls Birth Years 2015-2011 5:15-6:30 
Where is BB20? 

Field 20 is at the back of the Burbank Complex near the pavilion in the rear of the park.

Independence Park Campus

  • Independence Park (Field 6)
  • Training: Independence Park field 6 - Boys and Girls birth years (2014-2011) on Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15-6:30pm.
  • Intra-squad games:  Independence Park field 6 - Boys and Girls (2014-2011) on Thursdays 5:15-6:30pm.

Where is Independence Park Field 6?
Field 6 is closest to the EBR Main Library with lights on it.  Parking is available in the E. Airport Blvd parking lot.

How do we know if a session is canceled?

Training & Game Cancellation procedure:

We will email and post inclement weather updates on the BRSC website (; however, please check the weather before you head out to the field!

We have a mass text system called Rained Out that will provide a more efficient and affordable solution for BRSC.  We recognize that timely communication is critical to our success and customer satisfaction of our membership.  This system will only be used for updates on field closures, practice cancellation, and other pertinent information.

To subscribe, text BRSCACAD to 84483 to receive Academy alerts from Baton Rouge Soccer Club

What days and times does Academy Train? 

Training location in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.

  • Burbank Soccer Complex (Field 20)

Do the Academy players have games?  

Yes, all academy players will participate in Intra-Squad Games. 

What are ISGs? 

These games are Small Sided where we can manipulate the number of players, size of field, and conditions/restrictions of the games in order to highlight the Principles of Play that we want to focus on.

Small Sided Games…Why?

1. Because we want our young soccer players to touch the soccer ball more often and become more skillful with it! (Individual technical development)
2. Because we want our young soccer players to make more, less-complicated decisions during the game! (Tactical development)
3. Because we want our young soccer players to be more physically efficient in the field space they are playing in! (Reduced field size)
4. Because we want our young soccer players to have more individual teaching time with the coach! Less players on the field and less players on the team will guarantee this! (Need to feel worthy and need to feel important)
5. Because we want our young soccer players to have more, involved playing time in the game! (More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents)
6. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunity to play on both sides of the ball! (More exposure to attacking and defending situations)
7. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to score goals! (Pure excitement)

What is a Play Day?

This is a collaborative effort with local Soccer Clubs in order to bring our Academy type programs together for competition.

What is the difference between Play Days and Festivals?  

Festivals are more like informal tournament play. Again they are a collaborative effort with other are clubs; however, they are open to all programs in the area that would be interested in attending. All games will be round robin play with no playoffs.

What uniform does my child need and when do they wear their uniforms?

The Academy uniform is an all black kit Jersey, Shorts, and Socks. You can purchase this kit up at Third Coast Soccer Store.

If we already have black shorts and socks do we need to buy new ones? 

No, the only requirement is that your child has Academy jersey and any black short and socks.

What items should my child bring to training?

Mature attitude ready to train hard, Academy Uniform, Cleats, Shinguards, Water, and Properly Inflated BALL 

When does Academy end? 

See the Academy Overview Page on the website.

Are rained out sessions made up? 

While BRSC has little control over the day to day weather and we have no official policy regarding makeup sessions we do strive hard to make arrangements for either makeup options or moving the session indoors. We want our players training and playing; therefore, we do our best to accommodate but again... We can't control the storms/rainfall and with limited indoor options it can become challenging for us to make up every missed session.

What are training pools? 

All players in the Academy will train in Pools instead of "teams". These pools will be either tiered or parity. Players will move from pool to pool depending on what we are covering in the Player Pathway. All professional coaches will work with every pool on the Academy... Ensuring that every player receives all that each coach has to offer.

What is the difference between tiered pools and parity pools?

Tiered means that we will place players in pools based on ability. All Players will be evaluated on Technical Ability, Physical Presence, Training Maturity, Game Intelligence. Pools comprised of players with similar ability.

Parity means that our pools will be comprised of players of all levels. Mixed ability within each of the pools.

Over the last year we have witnessed positives from both tiered and parity training /games depending on what we are covering in the Player Pathway.

What is a Player Pathway? 

The Academy Player Pathway highlights what our players learn in each age groups specifically with in the five pillars if the game: technical, principles of play, physical, and psychological, and social.

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