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Omaha Academy Soccer Program

Ages: U8-U10
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Academy Year

  • Teams will be formed via an identification process through our Recreational program and Open House sessions

  • Academy Camp in July will kick off the season

  • Fall games: start late August – end of October

  • Springs games: start late March – first week of June

  • Players will train the following:

  • Fall: 8-10 weeks outdoor – 2x a week at Millard Star Soccer Complex

  • Winter: 16 indoor sessions – 1x a week at Omaha Sports Complex

  • Spring 8-10 weeks outdoor – 2x a week at Millard Star Soccer Complex


  • U8 will play a combination of Youth in house and location sanctioned leagues and tournaments – a total of 8-12 games in the fall and again in the spring

  • U9 & U10 teams will play a combination of local sanctioned leagues, friendly competitions, and tournaments (and possibly 1 travel tournament during each of fall and spring seasons) a total of 8-15 games in the fall and again in the spring


  • U8 Boys & Girls Pre-Academy: $610 per year

  • U9-U10 Boys & Girls Academy: $1,050 per year

  • Uniforms will be purchased from Soccer Internationle. 

  • Team fees (not included in registration) will cover costs of tournaments, additional indoor sessions, and more. These prices vary with each team and will be managed by the Team Manager. Fees will be paid to the team account.

Academy Directors​

Girl's Pre-Academy / Academy Director

Matt Bragg


Boy's Academy Director

James Dean



Boy's Pre-Academy Director

Danny Gornell


How the Academy Program Works...

Our job at Sporting Nebraska is to get to know all the players in our program and help them find the right fit. Our U4-U10 Recreation program is the starting point for most parents. They sign their player up to play with friends and classmates. From there, Christina and the Recreational staff along with our Directors of Coaching and Academy Directors/staff work with the players at training sessions, camps, and watch players on game days. They continue to follow players along their journey and start identifying the players in the U7-U9 age groups that they feel are ready for a more competitive program.


The Recreational will have three levels of identification

Level 1: Identification (U7 Recreational )

Players are evaluated by the Sporting Nebraska FC Recreational & Academy staff during training sessions and at their in-house games. The staff will continue to meet and discuss players throughout the year. At the end of the year players are invited to come to the Academy Open House (AOH) events. AOH is open to any player U7-U9 that is interested in learning more about our Academy program. These are FREE sessions run by the Academy staff. At the conclusion of the AOH events, players that the staff feel are ready will be invited into the Pre-Academy (U8) or Academy (U9) for the following soccer year.


Level 2: Pre-Academy

For Pre-Academy, a pool of approximately 12-20 players will be invited to participate modified version of our Academy. These players will train just like our Academy groups with an Academy staff coach. The will play either in the in-house program or a local league. This program is set up to run year round. Not everyone chooses to do Pre-Academy, and that is okay. That is why the staff continues to evaluate players at the U8 & U9 age groups. Players that we feel are ready will offered spots in the program.


Level 3: Academy Selection

The full Academy program starts at U9 and goes through U10. Our Academy is designed for players for the next level of competition. The development will be driven to prepare players looking to continue a higher level of play and prepare them for tryouts into our Competitive program at U11. Players will be exposed to all positions in the game of soccer (Forward, Midfield, Defense, & Goalkeeper). We encourage multi-sport athletes in our program as long as a base level of commitment can be fulfilled and during soccer season soccer is their primary sport.

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