VSI PINELLAS FLAMES
Rec Academy Nights & School Of Excellence
Welcome to the Pinellas Flames, and thank you for your interest in our program. The aim of the Rec Academy Night is to provide the Recreational players the opportunity of working with our professional staff coaches to improve and develop their soccer skills in a low-pressure environment, with an emphasis on individual player development and fun.
All players in the Rec Academy will have the opportunity to participate in (2) two 4 week blocks.
For our U7 thru U12 players, each session will focus on a combination of technical development and small sided games. After your child experiences the VSI Pinellas Flames training program they will be a better player; technically more sound, tactically more aware, and better prepared to take on all future soccer endeavors.
Upon completion of the final 4 week block, players that stand out and show their desire to take their soccer skills to the next level, will be invited to participate in the Pinellas Flames School of Excellence. Those accepting the invitation will continue their training in a small group environment, where they will experience an academy type training atmosphere. Training by our professionally licensed coaching staff allows for growth as a player and a person throughout their soccer experience, and better prepares the player for success both on the field and off.
Our program will be led by the Coordinator for the School of Excellence , Christopher Powell, with over 19 years of coaching experience at the youth level, and a history and passion of working with young players promoting the leadership skills, sportsmanship, and general love for the “beautiful game”.
Each session will be an hour long, and will consist of a player to coach ratio of approximately 10:1.
Age Group Gender
U07 thru U09 Boys & Girls: 08/01/04 to 07/31/07
U10 thru U12 Boys & Girls: 08/01/01 to 07/31/04
Rec Academy I ($45) -- Oct 4th, Oct 11th, Oct 18th, Oct 25th
Rec Academy II ($45) -- Nov 1st, Nov 8th, Nov 15th, Nov 22nd
Register for both Rec Academy Sessions combined for a reduced fee of $80.
Register here for the Rec Academy Nights.
School Of Excellence ($75)
1st half sessions -- Jan 10th, Jan 17th, Jan 24th, & Jan 31st.
2nd half sessions -- Feb 7th, Feb 14th, Feb 21st, & Feb 28th.
A similar, but separate, fee of $75 per session for the School of Excellence (SOE) participants will be incurred by those invited to the program, and includes 4 Training sessions or both 4 week blocks for $125, a School of Excellence uniform, and facility & staff fees.
Rec Training Program Times
U07 thru U09 Boys & Girls: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
U10 thru U12 Boys & Girls: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
All Academy Sessions will be located at our Puryear Park complex (501 Lee Street NE, St. Petersburg,)
Registration is open to all players. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
VSI Pinellas Flames