Academy Program

What is the Reno MVLA Academy Program?   A player-focused soccer development program.  Our Academy Program is the best soccer training program offered in Northern Nevada.  The curriculum 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.

  • Players are taught and will develop individual soccer technique and mastery of the ball, through an enjoyable curriculum 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 Academy training program 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 working with young players around the world.  Players that Jason has worked with have gone on to successful collegiate and professional careers…even World Cup Champions!

Scheduled Academy Training Dates:

  • June 5th- 9am to 10am at Moana Soccer Field

Future dates to be posted.

All dates are weather dependent and subject to change.  Registered Academy players will receive an email with any changes or cancellations.

Soccer Teams

Academy Program is open to all Reno MVLA players

When joining our soccer club, players are placed on a Reno MVLA team that competes in league (usually GBYSL or NorCal Premier).  League games are played primarily on weekends and the teams practice weekday evenings.  Players are encouraged to attend our Sunday Academy training sessions run by the Academy Directors.

Club-wide Academy Training Sessions are usually 9:00 am to 10:00am on Sundays.  Typically 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), or Golden Eagle (Spanish Springs) fields on occasion.  During winter months when grass fields are closed, our Academy training is at Golden Eagle’s turf fields.

Want to Train with Us Sundays Only? 

Players that are rostered to independent teams or choose not to play league games yet, are all eligible to sign-up and attend our weekly sessions.

Academy Training Only fee is $55 per month and can be cancelled at any time.

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 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.

Jason and Dustin are assisted by a dedicated team of 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 Academy “Weekends 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.  We do ask that everyone interested completed a sign-up online and we will follow up with an invitation to join us.

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

Yes.  Each player will need to sign up individually, but your entire team can do the training program.  We encourage coaches to learn the curriculum so they can assist and participate as well.  We also welcome recreational 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.