Vision Soccer Academy

Current Available Programs

2019-2020 Mighty Tikes (3 year olds)

Start your child out right with MIGHTY TIKES! For all players 3 years old who would like to get a taste of soccer by attending 35 minutes sessions for 6 weeks to gain motor and social skills as well as a fundamental relationship with the ball. There are four seasons of the program during a calendar year; fall, winter (2 sessions), spring and summer. Sessions will be conducted by our energetic staff who are excited to work with players who are getting their first soccer experience. What's Included? Training sessions are 35 minutes in length in which the last 10 minutes will be utilized for small sided play. Participants will also receive a t-shirt. 

Shorten Summer Mighty Tikes

Registration closes on 07/06/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 07/13/2020 to 07/23/2020
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$35.00

2019-2020 Grasskickers (5U - 6U)

Get Your Kicks at Grasskickers!For all players born in 2015 and 2014(5U and 6U) who would like to devote 45 minutes a week to learn new fundamental soccer skills while enhancing their appreciation for the sport. There are four seasons of the program during a calendar year; fall, winter (2 sessions), spring, and summer. Sessions entails the supervision of experienced coaching staff as well as older VSA Select players. Staff are given a skill specific lesson plan and will engage the players in activities that will will allow the players to demonstrate skill competency. The program is an affordable opportunity that will introduce your child to soccer in a fun & positive environment.What’s Included? Training sessions are 45 minutes in length in which the last 10 to 15 minutes will be utilized for small sided play. Participants will also receive a t-shirt.  

Shorten Summer Grasskickers

Registration closes on 07/06/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 07/13/2020 to 07/23/2020
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$40.00

2019-2020 PRE-Academy (7U - 10U)

All about PRECISION / REPETITION / EXCELLENCE!

The VSA PRE-Academy program is a supplemental program for recreational 7Us through 10Us who are participating in recreational programming. PRE-Academy players receive one training a week for 6 weeks. The training emphasizes advanced dribbling skills, specifically 1v1 attacking skills. Players will gain knowledge and experience that will help them prepare for VSA's Academy program. Sessions are conducted by VSA's paid staff coaches who are educated to execute a specific curriculum. The last 15 minutes of the sessions will be dedicated to small sided games. Seasons & Training: VSA PRE-Academy players are grouped into training groups with other players similar in age and they participate in training sessions conducted by VSA coaching staff. There are 6 training sessions per season and the program operates during the fall, winter, spring and summer. Training sessions during the fall and spring seasons are typically 60 minutes in length. Spring, Summer, and Fall: Timberline Soccer Complex – Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Winter: Indoors on Saturdays usually early to late afternoon.

Seasons & What's Included
Training sessions focused on proper technique for 
- footwork - dribbling - passing - receiving - shooting
-PRE-Academy shirt

If you have questions about PRE-Academy, please email us at [email protected]

Shorten Summer PRE-Academy

Registration closes on 07/06/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 07/12/2020 to 07/24/2020
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$50.00

2020 Essentials Soccer Camp

There are some essential components of the game that all players need a refresher going into the fall season. VSA's professional staff will prepare players for the fall soccer season by conducting activities that will break down the technical side of each part of the game and then give a chance for players to demonstrate the technique within the confines of the game. The 4th day of the Essentials experience will include a small sided scramble where players will apply their skill set in the game environment. 

July 27th through July 30th at the VSA Timberline Soccer Complex
There are 4 camp options (ages are for the 2020/2021 soccer year):
5U/6U (2015s/2016s) - 6pm to 7pm = $45
7U/8U (2013s and 2014s) - 6pm to 7:15pm = $55
9U/10U (2011s and 2012s) - 6pm to 7:30pm = $65
11U and up (2010s and older) - 5:30pm to 8:00pm = $90
$10 discount if you register before the end of the day on July 1st. 

Camp registration includes a camp t-shirt as long as you register by the July 13th deadline. There is no guarantee you will be able to register your player after the July 13th deadline. 

For questions concerning the Essentials Soccer Camp, please email Ginger at [email protected] 

5U/6U Essentials Camp

Registration closes on 07/19/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 07/27/2020 to 07/30/2020
$45.00

11U and up Essentials Camp

Registration closes on 07/19/2020 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 07/27/2020 to 07/30/2020
$90.00

7U/8U Essentials Camp

Registration closes on 07/29/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 07/27/2020 to 07/30/2020
$55.00

9U/10U Essentials Camp

Registration closes on 07/19/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 07/27/2020 to 07/30/2020
$65.00

2020-2021 Mighty Tikes (3 year olds)

Start your child out right with MIGHTY TIKES! For all players 3 years old who would like to get a taste of soccer by attending 35 minutes sessions for 6 weeks to gain motor and social skills as well as a fundamental relationship with the ball. There are four seasons of the program during a calendar year; fall, winter (2 sessions), spring and summer. Sessions will be conducted by our energetic staff who are excited to work with players who are getting their first soccer experience. What's Included? Training sessions are 35 minutes in length in which the last 10 minutes will be utilized for small sided play. Participants will also receive a t-shirt. 

Fall 2020 Mighty Tikes

Registration closes on 08/17/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/03/2020 to 10/08/2020
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$60.00

2020 - 2021 9U-10U Academy

The 9U/10U Academy Program is a team/league-based program for players born between Jan 1st, 2011 and Dec 31st, 2012. 
 
Registration Fees: $295 - through July 12th $320 - after July 12th ($25 late fee)
 
 Description: Players will train twice a week with licensed parent volunteers and VSA Staff coaches under a season long curriculum that is age specific. Coaches in the Academy Program have (or are in the process of obtaining) a minimum of an USSF Grassroots 7v7 License.  Many of VSA's Academy Coaches have a higher level of licensing. Players are placed on balanced teams to compete against other Academy club teams. Rosters change every season, but the age group will always train together. The Academy Program is training focused with the development of the individual player in mind. There are no tryouts for the Academy Program. 
 
Practice Times: Academy Players train twice a week at the VSA complex - normally on Tuesdays and Fridays.  
 
Virtual Training: If the situation merits and we are unable to train in person we will continue to train virtually until the restrictions are lifted or that specific season comes to an end. We also understand that virtual training is not like in-person training however we do feel that the players can receive the same value, which is laid out below:
 
Fall & Spring (Virtual Training Sessions)
2 - 30-minute sessions a per week with your training group / team
 
 
Game Times: Academy teams mostly play league games on Saturdays with a few Sundays. They play other Academy club teams in the Des Moines area and surrounding communities for away games. Home games are played at the VSA Timberline Soccer Complex. 
 
The Central Iowa Festival is included in your fees. All other festivals/tournaments are optional and invoiced out separately. Festivals and Tournament may have games on Saturdays, Sundays, or both days. 
 
To see if your player is ready for the academy program, please visit the VSA Academy Page 

Fall 10U Boys (2011s)

Registration closes on 07/26/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/10/2020 to 11/15/2020
$295.00

Fall 10U Girls (2011s)

Registration closes on 07/26/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/10/2020 to 11/08/2020
$295.00

Fall 9U Boys (2012s)

Registration closes on 07/26/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/10/2020 to 11/15/2020
$295.00

Fall 9U Girls (2012s)

Registration closes on 07/26/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/10/2020 to 11/08/2020
$295.00

2020-2021 VSA Select

Select soccer is for players who wish to be in a more structured environment with players of similar commitment levels, technical, and/or physical abilities.
 
June 17th is the invite to play date (formerly known as bid day) for all age groups (2010 {11U} - 2002 {19U}) and both genders.
 
Tryout procedure dictates that you only have 12 hours to respond (8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.). 
 
All teams are coached by the VSA Professional Coaching staff. Coaching assignments are announced at tryouts. All professional coaches have experience playing and/or coaching soccer at a high level and an emphasis is placed on continuing education throughout the coaches’ tenure with our club.
 
In-Person Training - 3 times a week in the Fall and Spring and ~9-10 sessions in the winter between the beginning of January through the beginning of March
  • Seasons
  • Fall                           Early August through mid-November
  • Winter                         January through mid-March
  • Spring/Summer               Late March through late June  
      
Fall (Training Sessions)
  • 11U-15U – three 75-90 minute training session per week (~12 weeks /~36 training)
  • 16U-19U – three to four 75-90 minute training session per week (~12 weeks /~36 training)
 
Winter (Training Sessions)
  • 11U-19U – one to two 60-75 minute training sessions per week (~9 weeks /~10 training sessions) from the middle of January to the middle of March.
 
Spring (Training Sessions)
  • 11U-15U – three 75-90 minute training session per week (~12 weeks /~36 training)
  • 16U-19U – Varies and all depends on the team.
 
Virtual Training - If the situation merits and we are unable to train in person we will continue to train virtually until the restrictions are lifted or that specific season comes to an end. We also understand that virtual training is not like in-person training however we do feel that the players can receive the same value, which is laid out below:
 
Fall & Spring (Training Sessions)
  • 2 - 30-minute sessions a per week with your training group / team
  • 1 - 30-minute player meeting each week
  • 1 - 30-minute individual (1:1) training session every 2 weeks (twice a month)
 
Winter (Training Sessions)
  • 1 - 30-minute sessions a per week with your training group / team
  • 1 - 30-minute player meeting each week
  • 1 - 30-minute individual (1:1) training session every month (once a month)
 
Games: ISL games* on weekends versus other select teams from Iowa and possibly Nebraska; 2-4 tournaments (usually in-state with a stronger likelihood of out-of-state travel for older teams) per season. Some teams may participate in NPL as they get older and/or reach higher levels of team success.
 
Travel: Most league games take place in the metro area with some travel requirements taking teams to larger neighboring cities (for example, Cedar Rapids) within the state. No overnight accommodations are necessary for league games. Travel to out-of-town tournaments generally requires a minimum one-night stay.
 
Fees for Tournaments: For this year, all tournament fees are not included in the annual fee. We will collect for tournaments on a pay as we go system. If you accept a roster spot, then you must pay before you attend. If you decommit then you may still be charged for attendance and could be charged a cancellation fee. Same goes for NPL and for the winter indoor league



11U/2010 Boys

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$1230.00

11U/2010 Girls

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$1230.00

12U/2009 Boys

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$1230.00

12U/2009 Girls

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$1230.00

13U/2008 Boys

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$1230.00

13U/2008 Girls

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$1230.00

14U/2007 Boys

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$1230.00

14U/2007 Girls

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$1230.00

15U/2006 Boys

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$1045.00

15U/2006 Girls

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$1045.00

16U/2005 Boys

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$865.00

16U/2005 Girls

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$865.00

17U/2004 Boys

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$865.00

17U/2004 Girls

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$865.00

18U/2003 Boys

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$865.00

18U/2003 Girls

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$865.00

19U/2002 Boys

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$865.00

19U/2002 Girls

Registration closes on 06/12/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 07/31/2021
$865.00

VISION SOCCER ACADEMY

Welcome to the Vision Soccer Academy of Waukee Website!

The Vision Soccer Academy of Waukee serving central Iowa communities: Waukee, Adel, Clive, Dallas Center, Earlham, Grimes, Norwalk, Perry, Polk City, Urbandale, Van Meter, West Des Moines, and Winterset.

Complex located at 2655 SE LA Grant Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263