- Seasons – August-November & March-June – ~24 weeks of soccer
- Practice – Twice per week on Monday’s & Thursday’s
- Technical Training – Optional (Wednesday nights)
- Goalkeeping Training – For those who express an interest
- Games – Every weekend (mainly on Sunday’s) with all games in Central Illinois
- Coaches – Licensed professional staff – small coach to player ratio
- Training – Appropriate training for U8 & U9 Boys and Girls
- For – Players interested in a more comprehensive, competitive soccer environment
- Player Reports – Individual player reports for every player
- Fees – Both seasons $350
- Uniforms – $45
The Illinois Fusion Academy is designed with the latest youth development research from across the globe in mind. Our professional staff strives to create a positive environment where boys and girls can learn and experiment with new soccer skills in various activities and competitive match settings.
We accept new Academy players throughout the season.
Academy players will train twice a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes each session. Training will focus on teaching players the correct techniques to perform individual skills (dribbling, passing, shooting). Activities are designed to challenge the players to improve by allowing them to compete at a level appropriate for each player.
Academy players will have a variety of opportunities to test their skills in competition. Illinois Fusion is part of the Central Illinois Youth Soccer League and will compete with teams in the league for both Friendlies and Festivals. CIYSL members include cities like: Peoria, Springfield, Champaign, and Decatur. Here is a further description of the types of competition in which Academy players will participate:
- Festivals – Twice a season, Academy players will be divided into teams to play against other multiple CIYSL clubs for 2-3 games on a Sunday afternoon. Games will be 6v6 for 15 minute halves. Teams may or may not be coed, and enough teams will be created to allow players to play without many substitutions.
- Friendlies – Players are divided into teams to play against another CIYSL club. Game format can be decided between the two clubs, but will not be bigger than 6v6.
- Tournament – Players are divided into teams to compete for at least 3 games over the course of a weekend. Our first choice tournament will be the Illinois Fusion Spring Shootout, but other options may be considered.
- Play Days – On weekends void of other competition, coaches may arrange a time when players can come to fields to play pick-up games amongst themselves. This is often one of the most enjoyed forms of competition we offer!