Academy Program

What is the Players North Academy Program?   A soccer training and development program that includes registration on a team; league games; mid-week team practices and a weekend group skills training session.  This is the best soccer training program offered in Northern Nevada.

Benefits of Our Academy Program:

  • Players are taught and will develop individual soccer technique and mastery of the ball, through an enjoyable cirriculum with a proven track record.
  • Developing confidence and control of the ball results in players having success on the field and enjoy playing the game even more!
  • Our teams are made up of other players all working towards improving their skills through our Academy system.  Our teams improve as a group and quickly become more advanced than their competition.
  • Coaches are provided with training and ongoing support from the most experienced Professional Coaching Staff in Northern Nevada.

About Academy Training: Our Academy training is designed to develop players of various abilities and ages simultaneously.  Our program was created by Jason Goodson, Director of Coaching, and has been used and refined over the last 20 years with a proven record of success.  The cirriculum allows for players to develop at their own pace and is more than just teaching technical moves.  There is a process and a methodology behind every movement, instruction and the implementation of the skill.

Academy Program for Players Under 10 Yrs Old

Players are placed on a Players North team that competes in GBYSL recreational league playing games on Saturdays and practicing mid-week as a team.  Players are encouraged to attend a weekly club-wide Academy training sessions run by the Academy Directors.  Registration fee is $155 per season followed by $35 monthly installments for club membership.  Includes an Academy training shirt with initial registration.

Club-wide Academy Training Sessions are 9:30am to 10:30am on Sundays.  Usually 3 to 4 Sundays per month.  Our primary location is Moana Soccer Complex (240 W. Moana), however it is also held at South Valleys (South Reno), Lazy 5 or Golden Eagle (Spanish Springs) fields on occassion.

Soccer Teams

Academy Training Only for Players Under 10 Yrs Old

For players registered on other (non-club) GBYSL Recreational League teams.  Includes a weekly Academy training session run by the Academy Directors.  We can not accept players that are playing on teams with other soccer clubs.  Only $35 per month.  Includes an Academy training shirt with initial registration.

Club-wide Academy Training Sessions are 9:30am to 10:30am on Sundays.  Usually 3 to 4 Sundays per month.  Our primary location is Moana Soccer Complex (240 W. Moana), however it is also held at South Valleys (South Reno), Lazy 5 and Golden Eagle (Spanish Springs) fields on occassion.

Elite Academy for All Ages

Elite Academy is by invitation-only.  Players that have demonstrated a level of mastery of the standard Academy skills will be personally invited by the Director of Coaching, Jason Goodson, to join the Elite Academy.  Elite Academy sessions are the same time as Academy training.  There is no additional fee for Elite Academy.

Academy Training for 10 Yrs Old and Older

Our older players that play on both competitive and recreational teams are encouraged to attend all Academy Training Sessions to improve and develop their individual technique.  There is no additional fee for Players North club players to attend Academy training.

Academy Leadership:

Jason Goodson : Director of Coaching, USSF A License, National Premier Diploma, UEFA B License, Northern Nevada ODP Coach, former recruiting coordinator for Washington State University, Ohio State University and Universtity of Kentucky.  Previously worked with the Japanese Football Association, Leahi Soccer Club of Hawaii and Sereno Soccer club of Arizona.

Dustin Espindula : Academy Director U5-U10, USSF C License.

Anibal “A1” Echeverria : Academy Director U11-U18, Formerly professional player with Reno 1868, Ontario Fury and Sacramento Surge.

Jason, Dustin and Anibal are assisted by a dedicated team of volunteer coaches.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

My son/daughter plays on a team in Great Basin Youth Soccer League (GBYSL) or Northern Nevada Soccer League (NNSL) and would like to do the training.  Can I sign them up?

Yes, provided they are playing on a recreational team and not registered with a club or a pre-competitive team.  If  you want them stay on that team and train with us, you will want to register for the Group “Training Only” program above.  If you are ready to move them to one of our club teams, we can take registrations as soon as the recreational season has finished.

My son/daughter has some friends that might be interested in Academy training.  Can we bring them along?

Yes, no problem.  We are happy to have guests join us and do a trial session to see if they like it.  Bring them along anytime.

I’m a coach of a recreational team.  Can I bring my whole team for Academy Training? 

Yes.  Each player will register individually, but your entire team can do the training program.  We encourage coaches to learn the cirriculum so they can assist and participate as well.  We also welcome recreation coaches who want to move their teams into the club in between seasons, so we can provide a higher level of support and training for both the players and the coach.