Registration is now open for the 2023 Union Program
The Union is a joint effort by local clubs to allow upper level and college bound players a program similar to ODP where they can train with other top players. SESA works with local men's and women's college coaches who run sessions and provide resources for parents and players. The program is available to all players u14+, regardless of club affiliation. Players are also invited to attend a premiere showcase tournament and receive additional recruiting and college prep resources.
Mission: To bring talented and committed soccer players in Southeast Iowa and surrounding communities together regardless of club affiliation.
The Union will provide a supplemental training/game environment, that takes place in an academy and showcase team type setting with professional and college coaches.
What is the Union ?
The Union will bring Southeast Iowa, Western Illinois, & Northeast Missouri's most committed and competitive players together. Lead by professional and college coaches.
The Union will provide pool training for 14U, 16U & 18U boys and girls players (each age group will be combined of two years or as best possible/appropriate).
Players in each group will have the opportunity to play in the Showcase KC event.
A minimum of 4 training sessions
A college pathway/ recruiting clinic session for parents and players
1 game / training jersey
Players will be able to commit to attending the Showcase KC event in Kansas City Nov 17-19th. The Showcase is an additional $75 to cover team registration costs and will include a second game top. We will take as many teams as possible to provide opportunities for all players.
Training will be held in Burlington, IA at the Funcity Turf indoor facility when available or outdoors at the Burlington RecPlex.
Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 8** & 15th**
(** Wednesday session due to field availability and other program conflict avoidance)
Sessions tentatively scheduled for 6-8pm for all ages. If a larger number of players participate, we may need to adjust session times and split into two training groups and adjusted times will be 5:30-7:15 & 7:15-9.
Each player will receive a training/game top, college prep material, & exposure to guest coaching staff led sessions.
*Showcase tournament will be an additional cost to attend*
**Players who wish to play in the Showcase must have a valid player pass (USYS, US Club, etc). Those needing player passes will be charged a $20 player registration and card generation fee.**