Jr Academy

Development Through Training

The SESA Junior Academy program is a supplemental program for Recreational U8 players that desire to advance their soccer development.   Junior Academy players receive 2 training sessions a week with our Licensed Professional training staff who are educated to execute a specific curriculum.  The training emphasizes on eye/foot coordination, advance dribbling skills, change of direction moves, and specifically 1v1 attacking skills.  Players will gain knowledge and experience that will help them prepare for our 9U Academy program.


  • Emphasis on true player development over winning
  • More qualified coaching staff
  • Long term player retention and more development for late bloomers
  • Less stress on coaches
  • Parent Education Opportunities

Player Development

  • Focus on technical training to improve advancement of touch and comfort on the ball
  • Less pressure on players because there is less focus on winning
  • More qualified coaches working with more players to develop overall talent and allow late bloomers to develop
  • Show creativity and improvisation without fear of losing
  • Build confidence on the ball
  • Create "Player Centered Environment” rather than adult environment (parent, coach, and referee)
  • Increase a passion and love of the game

Parent and Coach Development

  • Focus on positive reinforcement
  • Avoid putting pressure on players to win
  • Encourage a love and passion for the game
  • Focus on player's enjoyment versus on personal gratification
  • Involve more parents without fear of having to please others by winning

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Contact Info

Southeast Soccer Academy
P.O. Box 394
Burlington, Iowa 52601

Email: admin@sesasoccer.com