Academy Program

What is the Players North 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:

  • January 9th, 2022 – 9am to 10am at Bishop Manogue Field
  • January 16th, 2022 – 9am to 10am at Bishop Manogue Field
  • January 23rd, 2022 – 9am to 10am at Bishop Manogue Field
  • January 30th, 2022 – 9am to 10am at Bishop Manogue Field
  • February 6th, 2022 – 9am to 10am at Bishop Manogue Field
  • February 13th, 2022 – 9am to 10am at Bishop Manogue Field
  • February 27th, 2022 – 9am to 10am at Bishop Manogue 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 Players North players

When joining our soccer club, players are placed on a Players North team that competes in GBYSL recreational league.  League games are played on Saturdays and the team will practice weekday evenings.  Players are encouraged to attend our weekly Academy training sessions run by the Academy Directors.

Club Membership Fee is $500 for the year (average less than $42 per month), and a registration fee of $150 per seasonFees can be paid in full at time of registration or in equal monthly installments.

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.

Not Yet Registered with Players North Soccer Club?

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 $50 per month.

Not sure? Want a Free Trial?

If you would like your son or daughter to attend one Academy Session with no cost or obligation, we would be happy to invite them as our guest to try it out.

During the Spring 2020’s COVID-19 pause our Academy Training Program didn’t stop or even slow down.  Through a combination of 100+ original soccer training videos our Academy Coaching Staff has made sure all our players have been able to keep developing their soccer skills while at home!

Weekly live Academy sessions with Coach Jason, Move Of The Day videos with Coach Dustin, and a host of other great content from Coaches Casey, Clydesdale, Brian, Emma, Mike, and Nick!  Players North Soccer Club has been able to provide opportunities to maintain fitness, develop technical abilities and improve game knowledge.  Our Virtual Training Program is included with Players North Club Membership and available to every player in our club.

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 age 10 and Older

Older players that play on Players North competitive 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, it is included with all Club Memberships.

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 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 Academy “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.  Due to COVID restrictions, screening and waivers that are required, we do ask that everyone intersted signs-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 due to the COVID screening and waivers that are required, 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.