Select Girls


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.


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