Independence Academy Program Overview
2018 - 2019
Boys and Girls
Ages - U5 (2014) - U9 (2010)       

  • Training: Independence Park Field 6 - Boys & Girls Birth Years (2014-2010) on Monday's & Wednesday's  5:15-6:30pm.
  • Intra-Squad Games:  Independence Park Field 6 - Boys and Girls (2014-2010) on Thursday’s 5:15-6:30pm.

Timing: The spring season will start mid-February and go through the end of April.  

Program Description: The BRSC Academy is designed for the player that is looking for a highly structured environment. All sessions are conducted by professional Academy Coaches that are follow the Academy Pathway and Curriculum.

Training Format: Players are loosely divided by birth year for training day allocation.  Within each age group the players will be divided into training "pools" based on numerous factors. Our coaches adhere to a strict coaching paradigm created so that every child, regardless of ability, is facing an appropriate level of challenge. Each season's training format will begin with 3 weeks of training in technical stations, followed by 3 weeks of whole-part-whole method, 4 weeks of Academy Session, and 2 weeks of “let them play” SSG’s.

Competitions:  All Intra-Squad Games (ISG) will be played on Thursday's 5:15-6:30 pm. These games are small-sided where we can manipulate the number of players, size of field, and conditions/restrictions of the games in order to highlight the Principles of Play that we want to focus on. We will also include some 7v.7 intra-squad games on the weekends.

Play Days/Festival (U9 - 2010 birth year) are a collaborative effort with other soccer clubs in order to bring local Academy type programs together for competition. We use these play days as a stepping stone for the U10 program. There is little travel involved, with an opportunity for the directors of the programs to control the level of competition for each of the teams/pools. Festivals are informal tournament play. All games will be round robin play with no playoffs.

Player Kit: Academy players train in an all-black kit that can be purchased at Third Coast Soccer on Perkins. All players will wear the kit for training and competitions. It is advised that you purchase more than one jersey.

Spring 2019 Timeline:
December 1- Registration Opens
February 11-13 (Week 1)
February 18-20
February 25-27
March 11-13
March 18-20
March 25-27
April 1-3
April 8-10
April 15-17
April 22-24
April 29-May 1 (Week 11)

For additional information, please contact the Academy Director, Andy Smothermon or the Academy Administrator, Angie Mitchell or contact the office at 225.924.2157.
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142 Lobdell Ave
Baton Rouge, La 70806
Phone: (225) 924-2157
Fax: (225) 924-5674