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WASHINGTON SOCCER ACADEMY

Developing players and instilling a passion for the game

Our MISSION

The Washington Soccer Academy (WSA) is dedicated and committed to fostering a fun and valuable experience for all of our players and families. We fully embrace the opportunity and responsibility to create an undeniable passion for the game for our players and develop each to their highest potential. This is accomplished by our players, parents, coaches, and staff understanding and living our core tenets which are rooted in growth and education both on and off the field.

"Teams don't learn. Individuals within the team learn. Development is a personal process even when conducted in a team environment."

Johan Cruyff

WSA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Technical Training
Winter Technical Training is designed for our competitive players to increase their calm with the ball at their feet. It is an excellent opportunity for "productive touches" touches during the winter months. The specific areas of enhancement: foot skills, passing, dribbling, attacking, scoring, and defending.

Dates: Dec 6, 13, 20, & 27, January 3, 10, 17 & 24
 
Times: U9 Boys & Girls - Noon
U11 Boys & U12 Girls - 1 PM
 

REGISTER FOR WINTER TECHNICAL TRAINING

Goalkeeper Training

WSA Goalkeeping Training is designed to foster appropriate shot-stopping techniques, quality distribution and footwork, effective multi-situational handling techniques, and proper organization of defenders. This specialized training is offered to U9 and up members of WSA Recreational and Competitive programs.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 6 - February 10

Times:  6 pm or 7 pm

Location: The Competitive Edge - Turf Field

Trainers: Coach Alex Moraes & Coach Isaac Lough

Register for GK Training: Winter 2021 

Summer Camp

Challenger International Soccer Camps (staffed by coaches from Europe, Brazil, and the U.S.) teach a fun, technical, and tactical based curriculum, revolving around five of the world’s leading soccer nations: Brazil, France, Spain, UK, and the US. The International Soccer Camp will feature a number of new elements in the curriculum and will also include a groundbreaking technology feature providing players with an app-based platform that will help them prepare before camp, learn skills quicker and more efficiently during the camp, and then help them to continue their education and skill development with camp homework and on-going virtual training throughout the season.

Plus once again, players will be able to extend their learning experience through the TopYa! Juggling Club Sampler App. This incredible system motivates and inspires players to reach new levels of skill and creativity, and connects them with a professional coach who provides coaching and encouragement throughout the entire year. All participants in Challenger Camps or Academy Programs get Juggling Club and 5 skills videos for free!”

This combination of on and off-field skill development will both engage and entertain players and will encourage them to push the boundaries of their talents.

The new International Curriculum will contain a selection of age & ability appropriate drills and practices used by coaches throughout many countries in Europe and South America.

WSA will once again host the Challenger Summer Camp in 2021!

WHEN: June 7 – 11

WHERE: Washington, MO – Stephen J. Reust Lakeview Soccer Park

WHO: Players ages 3-16. There are three different camp options for groups of different ages.

COST: Depending on the camp chosen, the cost ranges from $89 to $189

If you are interested in being a host family to the Challenger Coaches (typically 1-2 coaches), please let us know.

Registration is available through Challenger 

WSA RECREATIONAL LEAGUES

Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

The WSA offers youth players age 7-18 an opportunity to be active, build confidence, and learn fundamental soccer skills. Offered in both the fall and the spring, our recreational league is intended to develop players regardless of their competence level based on criteria sponsored by the United States Soccer Federation. Within this setting, playing time and participation is guaranteed. No tryouts are necessary to join a team.

The recreational schedule provides weekly practices and games for players and teams.

Spring Outdoor League FAQs

WSA 2021 SPRING LEAGUE INFORMATION

WSA Spring League will play between February 27, 2021, through May 8, 2021. The season will consist of 10 practices and 10 games for U8 and up divisions. The U6 division season will consist of 8 practices and 8 games. Games will be scheduled on Saturdays. Rescheduled games will be attempted the following week, on a weeknight. 

No play: Easter Weekend

Coaches wishing to create a team must submit their roster prior to January 31. If no roster is submitted, players will be auto-rostered. SUBMIT A ROSTER

Spring League Key Dates:

  • January 1 - Registration Opens
  • January 15 - Rosters Due
  • January 31 - Registration Closes
  • February 8 - Coaches Meeting
  • February 15 - Schedules posted by the end of day
  • February 22 - Practices begin
  • February 27 - Games begin
2020/2021 Age Matrix

U6 Coed Division - 2015, 2016 birth years

U8 Division - 2013, 2014 birth years

U10 Division - 2011, 2012 birth years

U12 Division - 2009, 2010 birth years

U14 Division - 2007, 2008 birth years

WSA Competitive Teams

Our competitive soccer program is designed for players who possess a strong passion as well as commitment to this beautiful game. For this reason, we have partnered with the Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) and St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA) to provide players and teams with a learning and development culture through a safe and competitive environment.

Our competitive program will develop our teams and players in four specific areas: physical, technical, tactical and mental. Our competitive teams are led by USSF licensed coaches who offer a high standard of coaching through the implementation of a sound methodology.

Teams are forming for the 2021/2022 season for both boys and girls born between 2009-2014. Please see more information and registration for our tryouts on our blog.