FCLC - Academy- Inverted

Level 1: Academy Training & Academy PLUS


Program Overview

Our focus at this introductory level, is solely to develop a child's FUNdamentals in a play-like environment.

Each player will develop their basic motor skills utilizing a one player:one ball setting, designed to be; fun, engaging and rewarding.

Coaching staff will incorporate a variety of non-directive (story lined) activities. to help each player develop their soccer and social skills in a relatable environment centered around PLAY.

Sessions run; fall, winter and spring and no prior soccer experience is required to register.


Spring Academy Training Program

SPRING 2023 Details (8-week season over 9-week period)

  • Children born 2015, 2016 & 2017 are now eligible to attend.
  • Start Date: Friday, April 14
  • End Date: Friday, June 16
  • Please note: No session May 26 due to Memorial Day weekend
  • NEW for the spring, we are opening the program up to 60 players (30 players per session)
Session Times: 5:15 to 6:15pm OR 6:15 to 7:15pm
Location: First four weeks at Viking Park (Gurnee), second four weeks at Central Park (Grayslake)
Cost: $120.00 per player (Includes a t-shirt)



Academy PLUS


As a way to further develop these pre-travel aged players, as well as players in the early stages of travel soccer (U7 TO U9), we have created a brand NEW Academy PLUS program centered entirely around small to larger sided games.

Starting this coming January 2023, our new Academy PLUS program will offer children who do NOT currently play travel soccer (and born between 2017 & 2014), the opportunity to further develop their soccer skills in a game specific environment.

This particular program is designed to provide each child with a more advanced experience of how to apply their technical training into a game specific environment.

  • Dates: January 14 - March 4 2023 (8-week duration)
  • TIME: 10:30 to 11:45am
  • Location: Round Lake Sports Center (Indoor TURF field)
  • Eligible birth years: 2016 to 2014
  • Session Limit: 16 players (Children already registered for our winter 2023 Academy "Training" program are eligible to attend!)
  • Session Format: 35 minutes of technical training & 40 minutes of game play with in game coaching
  • The session will be Co-ed and is limited to 16 spaces but must have a minimum of 12 players for it to be run.
  • Program Cost: $165.00 (T-shirt included)

ANNUAL Player Package

Seasonal Training Details

  • Season One: Fall (September to October): 1 x 60min session per week x 10 weeks
  • Season Two: Winter (January to March) 1 x 60 min session x 10 weeks
  • Season Three: Spring (April to June) 1 x 60 min session x 8 weeks

Each session is limited to 12-14 players and parents can sign up for individual seasons. Training sessions are primarily held on Friday nights between 5:00 & 7:00pm. Our goal is to run gender specific sessions, but depending on numbers, we may have mixed groups.

To be added to our distribution list and receive seasonal program details and registration information, please contact our U6 to U12 age group Director (Matt Bohmann) mbohmann@fclakecounty.com