The Academy is a state-initiated program which serves as an alternative to recreational soccer for players in the
U9 and U10 age groups. Under guidelines established by the Iowa Soccer Association and participating clubs, the
Johnston/Urbandale Soccer Club organizes teams which are a part of this program during the fall and spring soccer
The following document provides an outline of the Johnston/Urbandale Soccer Club Academy Program:
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Making the Decision
JSC/USC Player Development: Building a Foundation
We need to develop our players just as we build a home: From the ground-up. The JSC/USC Academy Program will
give U9 and U10 players a solid foundation through the emphasis of simple technical points and decision-making.
The purpose of our developmental model will be to give players the tools to build a repertoire of skills and ideas
to play the game effectively and creatively in their teen-age years. By building this foundation we hope to give
players more confidence and success implementing the complex skills and team-play which are emphasized within
the JUSC Select U11-U14 training program.
Questions about the program can be directed to:
JSC/USC Academy Director