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 u13+, regardless of club affiliation. Players are also invited to attend a premiere showcase tournament and recieve 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 and Western Illinois 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).
The top players in each group will be invited to play in the Showcase event.
A minimum of 4 training sessions
A college pathway session for parents and players
1 game / training jersey
The top 14 -18 players of each age group will be invited to attend the KC tournament at the end of the fall season
Training will be held in Burlington, Mediapolis or Muscatine (based on facility and coach availability)
Cost: $60 per season (August - December)
Fall season - August - Dec.
6 college coaches confirmed so far.
Showcase tournament will be an additional cost to attend. The team will be selected by the end of October.