Developing players and instilling a passion for the game


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 Training Camps

Condensed weekly training sessions through WSA are offered to help improve a player’s ability to perform fundamental soccer skills and become more confident with the ball at their feet. Specialized trainings may also be offered, such as goalkeeper camp.

Dribble, Pass, Shoot Camp

Do you dribble with a purpose? Do you pass to move the ball upfield? Do you shoot with the intent to score? All attendees of the Dribble, Pass, Shoot Camp will have a better understanding of these fundamental soccer skills after completing this age-appropriate training.

The sessions will be led by US Soccer Federation licensed coaches and are designed to help players become more confident with the ball at their feet and improve their decision-making ability.

2009/2010/2011 — June 21, 22, 23 & 24 from 5-6:30 PM
2009/2010/2011 — June 21, 22, 23 & 24 from 6:30-8 PM

2014/2015 — July 19, 20, 21, & 22 from 5-6:30 PM
2012/2013 — July 19, 20, 21, & 22 from 6:30-8 PM

Cost: $110/Player
Session Time:
90 Minutes
Player to Coach Ratio:
Location: Stephen J. Ruest Lakeview Soccer Park


Goalkeeper Training

WSA Goalkeeper Camp is designed to foster appropriate shot-stopping techniques, quality distribution and footwork, effective multi-situational handling techniques, and proper organization of defenders.

The sessions will be led by US Soccer Federation licensed coaches and are designed to help keepers become more confident with the ball in their hands, at their feet, and in their shot-blocking ability.

Winter I Session:
Mondays and Wednesdays: Nov 22, 24, 29; Dec 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15
U10 (2012 & 2013 birth years) - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
U12 (2010 & 2011 birth years) - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: $150/Player
Session Time: 90 Minutes, twice a week
Player to Coach Ratio: 8:1


Winter II Session:
Mondays and Wednesdays: Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 and Feb 2
U10 (2012 & 2013 birth years) - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
U12 (2010 & 2011 birth years) - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: $150/Player
Session Time: 90 Minutes, twice a week
Player to Coach Ratio: 8:1



Challenger 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 


Designed for individual player registration, our instructional league helps players build the necessary skills to succeed both on and off the field. All players will be led by WSA staff coaches who will implement a development curriculum based on principles established by US Soccer in weekly trainings and games.

U6 Division - Ages 4 & 5, one-day weekly commitment: same-day practice & game, $75 per 6-week session

U8 - U14 Division - Ages 6-14, two-day weekly commitment: one weeknight practice and one weekend game, $125 per 10-week session


Fall 2021 / Spring 2022

Already on a team? No problem. All teams in this league will play against other established teams over a 10 game season. The WSA offers youth players U8-U12 an opportunity to be active, build confidence, and learn fundamental soccer skills.

Registration for the Spring 2022 Season will open in January.

Fall Team League FAQs


WSA Spring League will consist of U8-U12 divisions for both boys and girls. Weeknight practices will begin the week of August 16, 2021, and weekly games will be played on Saturdays between August 21, 2021 and October 30, 2021.  Rescheduled games will be attempted the following week, on a weeknight. 

No play: Labor Day Weekend

Coaches are to register their team by July 1, 2021. Coaches will be supplied a unique link for their team players to register with and pay the league fee.

Fall Team League Key Dates:

  • June 1 - Registration Opens
  • July 1 - Rosters Due
  • July 9 - Registration Closes
  • August 9 - Coaches Meeting
  • August 12 - Schedules posted by the end of day
  • August 16 - Practices begin
  • August 21 - Games begin
2021/2022 Age Matrix

U8 Division - 2014, 2015 birth years

U10 Division - 2012, 2013 birth years

U12 Division - 2010, 2011 birth years

WSA Competitive Teams

Our competitive soccer program is designed for players who possess a strong passion as well as commitment to the 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.

Please see more information and registration for our tryouts on our blog.