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DSC Academy Programs

The Dubuque Soccer Club's Academy Programs are designed for the player looking to be challenged within the sport and advance their skills to the next level.  Academy players train regularly to develop their soccer skills and training habits which will enable them to acquire a sense of mastery and competence, thus producing a confident individual able to compete against the highest level of competition from across the state and throughout the region.

The DSC is committed to providing our players a competitive and enjoyable training environment on a year round basis.  Our training schedule is comprised of three seasons throughout the year: Fall / Winter / Spring-Summer.  Players in the DSC are provided the opportunity to train twice per week throughout each season.  The training schedule is supplemented by league matches, tournaments, friendlies, and festivals typically held on various weekends throughout the season. Travel is required in the Competitive program, and families should expect to travel 60-90 miles (sometimes further for the older age groups) for league games and to the surrounding states for tournaments.   

AGE SPECIFICATIONS:

The DSC Academy Programs are designed for players from 8-18 years of age both male and female

A basic framework of the yearly training cycle is provided below:

Fall Training: Mid-August - Late October / Early November
Winter Training:  Mid-January - Early April 
Spring / Summer Training: Early April - Mid July

Typically training's will be held twice per week, Monday - Thursday, in 1.5 hour sessions between the hours of 5-8 pm.
Training's are subject to change based upon team and coaches availability 

Youth Academy

The Competitive Youth Academy is where our U8-U12 players are introduced to a competitve training environment.  The success of our Youth Academy is not measured by a number of wins, but rather on the successful development of an individual's understanding of the game.  Free play, creativity and having fun while playing at this level is encouraged.  Our U9-U10 players will partiicpate in the Eastern Iowa Youth Academy League, while U11-U12 participate in the IPSL.

Junior Academy

Our Competitive Junior Academy program is for players in their U13-U14 playing years.  The program introduces the 11v11 game with the beginning of tactical decision making and systems of play.  Our program employs a heavy focus on technique with a high priority on functional training, responsibilities of individual positions, and team dynamics.

SENIOR ACADEMY

The Competitive Senior Academy Program is for players in the U15-U18 age group, and is the final phase our training curriculum for the youth player.  Players at this level are given clear expectations within the framework of our philosophy, and are expected to implement our standards both on and off the field.  Senior Academy players are expected to push themselves independently of the training sessions, while balancing the responsibilities of soccer, high school, and work.

DSC Camps

The DSC is proud to run a one week summer camp held at the University of Dubuque the third week of July. This camp is a fantastic way for all our DSC players to train and play at some great facilities with amazing coaches.  Current summer camp information will be posted on the summer camp tab located on this site.

SAQ PROGRAM

The DSC offers a Speed/Agility/Quickness training program as part of it's regular training curriculum throughout the year.  Keep posted for additional information as the next SAQ sessions are scheduled.

GOALKEEPER PROGRAM

The DSC is fortunate to have several top quality Goalkeeper coaches on it's staff, and we run a highly technical Goalkeeper program as part of the standard DSC training curriculum.  Further details of the next group of sessions will be announced shortly, please keep posted.