ABOUT BRSC ACADEMY

BRSC Academy is for the players and parents who are looking for a structured environment focused around player development. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5 - 9. We conduct each session with professional Academy Coaches who follow the Academy Pathway and Curriculum.

BRSC Academy creates an emotionally healthy and physically challenging atmosphere embodied by favorable sportsmanship and athletic activity.

We believe that each of our players is unique, and we set individual goals and objectives for each of them. We demand commitment, hard work, integrity, and personal responsibility. Through the development of skills, principles of play, and teamwork, we intend to experience the joy of learning and working together.

In the BRSC Academy program, we measure achievement not in terms of win/loss record, but through individual growth and personal bests. Character development is our most important goal.

The cost of the BRSC Academy is $350/season, with three practices per week. BRSC winter Academy is $250/season for two practices per session. Players who register for the full year receive a $50 discount.  Academy players train in an all-black kit, which is available at Third Coast Soccer on Perkins. All players will wear the all-black, Academy uniform for training and competitions. Due to the frequency of training, we strongly advise you to purchase more than one jersey. BRSC Academy is available at the Burbank Soccer Complex and Independence Park campuses.

For additional information, please contact the Academy Director, Andy Smothermon or the Academy Administrator, Angie Mitchell or contact the office at 225.924.2157.

BRSC WINTER ACADEMY

The Baton Rouge Soccer Club would like to announce the BRSC Indoor Winter Academy for All Players. Our vision is a 7-week program that will begin the first week in December and run through to the end of January. We will take two weeks off for the holidays.

The Winter Academy is open to U5-U9 Boys and Girls. The Academy Director has worked diligently on designing a unique and varied program that will incorporate technical training, skills, and games. A one-day a week session is also available for a reduced price to accommodate those with busy holiday schedules.

The Winter Academy will incorporate two practice sessions indoors per week. The practice sessions will take place on the indoor field at Premier Soccer Center.

(Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:45 pm)

The coaches for the program will include Academy Director Andy Smothermon, Executive Director Louie Smothermon, and other Academy staff coaches.

There will be a limited number of participants in this program. We hope you will begin to consider whether your son or daughter will participate in this opportunity during the Winter season. Registration for this program is now OPEN!

Ages: U5 - U9 Boys and Girls

Cost: $260 for two days a week and $150 for one day a week

Location: Premier Soccer Center

DIRECTIONS TO PREMIER

Take Bluebonnet to Nicholson (Hwy 30) and turn left. We are 3.7 miles down on the left,  which is 2 miles past University Club. Our physical address is 1550 Gordon Simon Leblanc Road. However, in Google Maps, it is listed as "Gordon Simon Leblanc Dr."

ACADEMY SEASON TIMELINE

Burbank and Independence Park campuses. Winter Academy will take place at Premier Soccer Center.

Fall 2019 Timeline:
Week 1 - August 19 - 22
Week 2 - August 26 - 29
Week 3 - September 2 - 5
Week 4 - September 9 - 12
Week 5 - September 16 - 19
Week 6 - September 23 - 26
Week 7 - September 30 - October 3
Week 8 - October 7 - 10
Week 9 - October 14 - 17
Week 10 - October 21 - 24
Week 11 - October 28 - 30

Winter 2019-20 Timeline:
(Premier Soccer Center)
Week 1 - December 3 - 5
Week 2 - December 10 - 12
Week 3 - December 17 - 19
Week 4 - January 7 - 9
Week 5 - January 14 - 16
Week 6 - January 21 - 23
Week 7 - January 28 - 30

Spring 2020 Timeline:
Week 1 - February 10 - 13
Week 2 - February 17 - 20
Week 3 - March 2 - 5
Week 4 - March 9 - 12
Week 5 - March 16 - 19
Week 6 - March 23 - 26
Week 7 - March 30 - April 2
Week 8 - April 6 - 9
Week 9 - April 13 - 16
Week 10 - April 20 - 23
Week 11 - April 27 - 30

BRSC ACADEMY TRAINING FORMAT

Players are loosely divided by birth year for training day allocation. Within each age group, BRSC coaches divide players into training "pools" based on numerous factors. Our coaches adhere to a strict coaching paradigm created so that every child, regardless of ability, is facing an appropriate level of challenge. Each season's training format will begin with three weeks of training in technical stations, followed by three weeks of a whole-part-whole method, four weeks of Academy Session, and two weeks of "let them play" SSG's.
All Intra-Squad Games (ISG) are small-sided games. Burbank Academy ISGs are played on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6:30 pm. The Independence Academy ISGs are played on Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:30 pm. Small-sided games allow our staff the ability to manipulate the number of players, size of the field, and conditions/restrictions of the games to highlight the Principles of Play that we want to focus on at that time.

BRSC Academy

Play Days/Festivals (U9 - 2011 birth year) are a collaborative effort with nearby soccer clubs to bring local Academy type programs together for competition. We use these play days as a stepping stone for the U10 program. Festivals are informal tournament play with round-robin play and no playoffs.

"THE ACADEMY PROGRAM WORKS. IF YOUR CHILD LOVES TO PLAY AS MUCH AS MY CHILDREN DO, THEY WILL BENEFIT FROM THE TRAINING FROM PROFESSIONAL BRSC COACHES. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!"

-BRSC Academy Parent

BRSC ACADEMY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH

The scope of our development will be to educate and challenge our athletes within the five pillars of the game: Technical, Tactical (Principles of Play), Physical, Psychological, and Social. We have designed a Player Pathway, which is organized specifically for each age group and gender.

This pathway will help our professional coaching staff implement our curriculum. Our goal is to develop technically gifted athletes who will use creativity and improvisation to guide their way through the beautiful game.

There will be three main areas of our coaching paradigm.

1. Technique - We craft creative repetitive exercises that cultivate technical proficiency.
2. Kinesthetic Awareness - breaking down complex mechanical movements of the human body in a multidirectional plane to ensure injury prevention and maximize physical potential.
3. Information Overload - utilize exercises that develop quick and accurate decision making in highly pressurized situations.

Upon completion of the BRSC Academy, players are prepared to advance to the rigors of the BRSC Competitive program.