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Southeast Soccer Academy


Development Through Training


SESA' Select Program is geared toward players who have outgrown the Recreational Program and are looking for a more challenging soccer environment. Players who play at the select level usually have a personal goal, such as to play for the high school varsity team, or to play college soccer, or to become a professional player and play for the National Team. The main objective of the Select Program is to help each player reach his/her potential and achieve his/her goal. 

Player team placements are held in June each year (actual dates for tryouts can be found on our Calendar of Events). Our Professional coaching staff evaluates the skills, potential and enthusiasm of each candidate to determine who will play at the select level. When players reach the Select level, we ask that they commit the time and effort necessary to bring about self-improvement and to contribute to the goals of their team. We make the same demands on the SESA coaching staff.


Fees for the Academy are $660.00 per year or $60month for 11 months plus our $90 registration fee (non-refundable)


  • Emphasis on true player development over winning
  • More qualified coaching staff
  • Long term player retention and more development for late bloomers
  • Less stress on coaches
  • Parent Education Opportunities

Player Development

  • Focus on technical training to improve advancement of touch and comfort on the ball
  • Less pressure on players because there is less focus on winning
  • More qualified coaches working with more players to develop overall talent and allow late bloomers to develop
  • Show creativity and improvisation without fear of losing
  • Build confidence on the ball
  • Create "Player Centered Environment” rather than adult environment (parent, coach, and referee)
  • Increase a passion and love of the game

Parent and Coach Development

  • Focus on positive reinforcement
  • Avoid putting pressure on players to win
  • Encourage a love and passion for the game
  • Focus on player's enjoyment versus on personal gratification
  • Involve more parents without fear of having to please others by winning

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2018 11U/12U Fall Schedule

ISL State League: 11/12 East Play Dates (GIRLS)

�        Sunday, August 26th @ Cedar Valley

�        Saturday, September 15th @Muscatine

�        Sunday, October 21st @ Tuma  - NOT ATTENDING THIS DATE

�        Sunday, November 4th @ IC Kickers

ISL State League: 11/12 East Play Dates (BOYS)

�        Saturday, August 25th @ CedarValley 

�        Sunday, September 16th @ Muscatine

�        Sunday, October 7th @ Tuma

�        Saturday, November 3rd @ IC Kickers

What to Expect

  • Practice:

    Players will have the opportunity to train three nights per week; twice under the direction of the professional coaching staff and one session with a qualified parent coach.  Training sessions last approximately hour and half in duration.  A flexible training schedule will be created to accommodate multi-sport activity participants.  Players also train one night per week during the winter.

  • Games:

    Select teams will play in the Iowa Soccer League and play approximately 8-10 matches.  ISL matches are played on Saturdays and Sundays.   Academy clubs must still follow recreational play guidelines, such as 50% playing time in matches. The emphasis is placed on creating an environment that is focused on individual development as opposed to team development.

  • Festivals:

    In addition to the league matches, the teams will also participate in  2 Tournaments in the Fall and 2 Tournaments in the Spring.

  • Coaching Staff:

    All coaches must attend a National Youth Module Course and hold a USSF ’E’ License course in order to participate in the training and coaching of the players at matches.

  • Team Formation:

    Team rosters will be determined by our Director of Coaching.

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