Academy

Academy soccer is offered to U9 and U10 players (2015 and 2016 birth years) with the goal of preparing for Select soccer. Our program offers practices in Altoona and Des Moines, makes practices available 3 nights a week, plays games in the Iowa Soccer Association Academy League, and offers opportunities to play in tournaments. We also have goalkeeper training available as practice and are making video equipment available to coaches for games, helping to drive development both for coaches and kids (and letting the kids see themselves play!).

Led By Bo Schatzberg, C Licensed, High School Coach with 10 years club experience (with special guest instructors from the community), several of these years with the U9/U10 age groups. Our curriculum focuses on growth, fun, developing as an individual AND team.

Registration cost is $245 per season. We want all kids to play and provide financial assistance up to 100% of the cost depending on need!

Check out the financial assistance table on our Fees page to calculate what you would pay!

Practices for Spring 2024 include our regular Monday/Thursday team based practices, as well as our Wednesday evening all-club Skills night sessions. 

Registration is now open for Fall 2024!

Upon registration, you will receive a bill for $50 of the season fee. Invoices for remainder of registration will be sent out this winter and will be due in February. Cost will be reduced based on our financial assistance tables for families applying for financial assistance.

Coaching Team

Bo Schatzberg is founder and executive director of the Club. Bo has over several years of experience in coaching in various clubs, including the academy level, and currently holds his USSF C license. He is also the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Perry High School.