SESA Select

The Select programs are our Competitive travel state sanctioned club teams. There are 5 levels to the Select program; Jr Academy, Academy, Select, High School Select, and U23 Select.

  • Jr Academy, is for ages u6 & u7. This program trains weekly with our pro staff and is head coached by a staff coach. The teams play in the rec league u8 division and plays in the spring and fall home tournaments. It is an introduction to club soccer without the added travel. Our Jr Academy is set up to teach the fundamentals and better prepare players to develop their technical skills and understanding than what they would likely receive playing in the normal rec league.

 

  • The Academy level is u9 & u10. Boys and girls play in different teams at this level. Players travel to 4 designated play dates for their league games and attend 2 fall tournaments, 1 winter tournament, 2 spring tournaments, and automatic registration in the winter weekly street soccer program. The Program is a full year (fall and spring season). Players attend regular training sessions each week with their head coach and the pro staff coach rotation. Player Development is tracked and evaluated each season. The focus of the Academy program is to increase technical ability, passing concepts, 1v1 attacking, 1v1 defending, and basic team tactical concepts.

 

  • Select level is broken down into two age grouping; u11/12 and u13/14. The u11/12 teams play 9v9 games while the u13/14 play 11v11. Each team has multiple training sessions each week with their head coach and one of the pro coaches. Teams play in the Iowa Soccer League (ISL) and compete against other club teams in Iowa. They have a few more travel league days (6+). Each team plays in 2fall, 1 winter, and 2 spring tournaments, with automatic registration in the winter weekly street soccer program. Seasons are full year, fall and spring. At this stage the focus is expanding concepts of team tactics, advanced ball mastery, positional understanding, and individual mastery of multiple skills and positions. At the 13/14 age players may start to develop towards a more specific group of positions but all players learn how to play every position at a competitive level.

 

  • The high school select is the our most competitive youth program. Age groups are typically broken into u15/16 and u17/18/19. All teams are fall season only as Iowa high school is in the spring. Team play a minimum of 6 games in the ISL and attend 3 tournaments (2 fall and 1 winter). Teams are more closely overseen by DOC/ADOC with weekly training sessions run by head coach and pro coaches. At this age u15/16 players will begin to specialize in 2 or 3 related positions. The 17/18/19 players may develop in a primary position and another secondary position. At this stage the focus is technical mastery, tactical understanding and real time decision making, system and style understanding, and advanced concepts that make up the physical/mental/technical/and tactical components of the game. While development is still the primary focus, more emphasis is placed on being competitive to drive development.

 

  • The u23 select is the highest level of play at SESA and one of the highest levels of play in the area, most clubs do not have u23 programs. The u23 is specifically designed for local players on a college roster, in college, and college bound high schoolers. The program has a summer and winter season with regular training sessions run by the ADOC (former college player and current college coach). The program is run like a Competitive college program and players are challenged to continue to develop in all areas of the game. Players are able to continue to improve and better prepare for their college seasons by playing with the u23 program. High schoolers are also able to train and play with current college players and receive top level coaching and make tremendous improvements. There are separate men's and women's teams that play in the local 11v11 league and will be attending the Iowa Soccer Adult Championship series.

SESA/YMCA Rec League

SESA has partenered with the Burlington Area YMCA to offer the Recreational League. The Rec league has seperate spring and fall seasons. Ages u6(limited space)- u15. Teams play small sided games; 4v4 or 7v7. Small sided games are used to increase the amount of time each player will average during a game and gets players more involved in the game. Registration is open for all players- no restriction based on school or living address. Teams are divided evenly to improve the competitive and developmental experiences of all players. Each team has a volunteer coach that is given supplemental resources by the SESA staff. All games are played at the Burlington RecPlex. The final weekend is the Cushman cup tournament for ages u12+. Players recieve a team shirt for their uniform to be worn at games. Ages U8 and U10 also recieve professional coaching by SESA staff coaches during their SESA Skills training sessions.

Adult and Youth programs

SESA offers multiple youth and adult playing options throughout the year.

SESA Select program- Our competitive travel program with professional coaching. Ages u8-u19; u23 summer & winter only.

SESA/YMCA youth rec league- Spring and fall seasons. Ages u8-u15, u6 skills and drills (limited space)

Summer programs: Adult/ High school 11v11 league, Adult/ High school 7v7 league, Youth 7v7 league, U23 program.

Fall: Adult/ High school 7v7 league, Youth Rec League, Fall Union Program.

Winter: Street Soccer- All ages- 2 program blocks, 7v7 turf league- u8+- 2 program blocks, Turf Wars 4v4 tournament- youth and adult team registrations, U23 winter program.

Spring: Youth Rec League, Spring Union program.

Specific details and registration for each program can be found in the corresponding links under the programs tab.

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Southeast Soccer Academy
P.O. Box 394
Burlington, Iowa 52601

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