Academy Program

Players North Academy Program is an individual training program 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.

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, USSF C License.

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

Academy Program for Players ages U5 to U10

Registered players will be placed on GBYSL Recreational League teams, playing games on Saturdays and practicing once a week (midweek) as a team with the coach assigned to their team.  Players will also attend a weekly club-wide Academy training session run by the Academy Directors.

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) and Lazy 5 (Spanish Springs) fields on occassion.

Soccer Teams

Academy “Training Only” for Players ages U5 to U10

For players already registered on other (non-club) GBYSL Recreational League teams.  Includes a weekly Academy training session run by the Academy Directors.  We can not accept player that are playing on teams with other clubs.

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) and Lazy 5 (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 U11 and Older

Older players that are members of our club 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.