SUSA Academy, through its ACADEMY team programming, offers BOYS & GIRLS players in the U12 through U18 age groups the opportunity to participate in TEAM competition on a more competitive basis. Within the ACADEMY programming, there are three identifiable tracks for competitive play:
Tier 1 (NPL)
Tier 2 (ELITE)
Tier 3 (PREMIER)
Through this programming, these players participate 3 weekly training sessions plus game play on the weekend while in season. Through our Regional Development & Market Training Center initiatives, these players are also often offered additional FREE collaborative training with SUSA club affiliates. In contrast to the PRE-ACADEMY programming, players are more regularly organized within the same game day roster.
This program is designed to build off of the results from the PRE-ACADEMY program and to enhance each player’s speed of execution of technique & decision making, understanding of group tactics, and competitive thirst.
Heightened attention is given to managing appropriate rest and work periods for each player as part of the “periodization plan” in order to maximize elite level performance and minimize injury risk.