YOUTH ACADEMY LEAGUE
Academy Leagues are administered and run through your local member association. OSA works with all clubs to provide oversight, resources, and different organizational models to ensure that the Leagues are successful and take into account the needs of all Youth Academy Programs involved.
REFEREE PAYMENTS - Each team is responsible for half the referee fee for each
game and will remit payment to the referee before each game begins.
Both 7v7 and 4v4 will use one center referee.
4v4 7U/8U - $20 total, $10/each team
7v7 9U/10U - $26 total, $13/each team
Referees are assigned by the host club.
If your team is only entering festival play, you do not need to enter blackout dates. Your team will only be scheduled on the festival dates you select.
If your team is entering academy league play, there are 17 potential play dates listed below. Each team can black out five individual dates. You do not need to black out festival dates (March 24, April 14). You will only be scheduled on these dates if you select them for festival play. Easter (April 21) is a league black out date. No games will be scheduled.
ACADEMY LEAGUE PLAY DATES:
- Feb 23-24
- Mar 2-3
- Mar 9-10
- Mar 16-17
- Mar 23
- Mar 30-31
- Apr 6-7
- Apr 13
- Apr 20
- Apr 27-28
Please rate your team on a scale from 1 to 5, with one being the least competitive and 5 being the most competitive. If you are unsure how to rank your team, consult your DOC and other experienced academy coaches. Whenever possible, teams will be scheduled against opponents with equal and/or adjacent numbers. (Teams ranked “5” will play teams ranked “5” and/or “4”. Teams ranked “4” will play teams ranked “5”, “4” and/or “3”, etc…)
If you have any qustions about the league application please email firstname.lastname@example.org cc email@example.com
All Youth Academy Programs receive support at multiple levels from the Oklahoma Soccer Coaching Department. The Youth Academy Program club and players must be registered with OSA in order to receive the benefits including:
- Organizational structure and models for league and program design for both clubs and Associations
- Handbook on how to create and operate an Academy Program
- Curriculum that is appropriate for the age and ability of the players
- Sample training sessions
- Educational meetings/webinars for coaches, parents and players
- Material to distribute to parents and players on issues they may face
- Assistance with organizing Academy Festivals
More information about Youth Academy Leagues and options for playing in-house and friendly games contact Adam Kenes firstname.lastname@example.org
Clubs looking to participate in the Youth Academy programs must fill out the following application in order to get accepted. The application will be reviewed by the State Director of Coaching and shared with your local Association to ensure that clubs and coaches are in good standing.
For 2018-2019 Seasonal Year
- New Academy Program Applications are due now for Fall 2018
- Returning Academy Programs must submit changes or updates by August 6, 2018
Academy Playing Rules
*All Academy Leagues must follow these OSA Academy Playing Rules
The following clubs currently offer an Academy Program. For more information about their program, click on the contact to send an email.
Bixby Soccer Club - Highlanders or Sheffield
Canadian Valley FC - Richard Hudson
Edmond - James Soesbee
Midwest City - Quan Tran
Muskogee - Muskogee Soccer Club
North OKC - Alli Fansher
OFC - Gary Boreham
Blitz United - Paldin Khodabandeh
Northwest Optimist - Dave Sargent
Ponca City - Austin Drumm
Stillwater SC - Stillwater SC
ODA - Victor Gaytan
Tulsa Tornados - Rosie Rodriguez
Enter your team here: Youth Academy League