Our 2020-21 Season like many other sports seen some disruption! yet we stay prepared and ready to return with plans in place to face whatever restrictions we see. Our 2020-21 season kicked off in September as planned and continued through into December outdoors due to a lack of any indoor facilities. Government restrictions have seen us take an extended break from December but we anticipate returning as soon as we are permitted. The plan at this stage is to resume the second half of our season outdoors and in April and go through until the end of July. If restrictions are lifted to the Orange level and indoor space is made available we will start to resume training in March. Our Boys and Girls Academies are already over 80% Full but we are opening up registration for the remaining vacancies we have, we do not do tryouts to select players but we are interested in players looking to learn and develop their games. Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis, we have an equal number of spots for boys and girls and we offer a monthly payment plan for fees.
Registration Now Open For 2021 April-July
The Lakeshore Soccer Academy
The Lakeshore Soccer Academy Is The Only Year Round Soccer Club/Academy in the Lakeshore Area. We Are Focused On Developing Soccer Players. Lakeshore Soccer Academy is part of Southwest Utd Football Club. We offer players age 6 and up the opportunity to train and play year round at a variety of appropriate levels.
We offer both internal play, Inter Academy play vs Chatham Soccer Academy location and Travel Soccer in Ontario and Michigan. All players will be placed and play on a team throughout the season.
Teams and training environments are fluid throughout they year to enable players to train and play at the level they are currently at rather than being locked into one team or group. Our focus is on teaching players HOW to play the game and the fundamentals they will need to take their game to whatever level they aspire to in the future.
Want More Info On Joining?
If you are interested in joining one of our Academies please contact us however is most convenient for you. The first step is for us to check that we have availability for your player in the location that best serves you. We will then send you the current Academy Membership Information Package which outlines info days, times, duration, membership options, registration fees and what you can expect for your player while they are enrolled in the Academy. If you are sending us a text or message please include your players gender, year of birth and the location you are interested in. Please be advised we do not hold or reserve spaces they are allocated on a first come first served basis.
A Different Approach & Philosophy
Travel & Inter Academy Teams
What Ages Do You Accept?
We currently accept players age 5 to 13 in the Academy Program. Our 5 to 7 year olds will start out in the Academy Prep Program where they will focus more heavily on development of Technical skills so they are able to follow the Academy training curriculum. Players are moved up into the Academy program as soon as they are ready.
Is There A Cost For Uniforms?
All players need to get started is an Academy Training shirt these are $15. The approximate cost for the Academy Travel Team kit is $50. We run a fundraiser program called the Odd Job Fundraiser where players will participate and are expected to raise $50 on their own to pay for their kit.
Do You Have Travel Teams?
Yes our Academy combined with our Lakeshore Academy fields travel teams for boys and girls 2008-2012 under our parent club Southwest Utd FC. we do not do tryouts, players are simply selected from those attending our Academies. We have the option of playing in the Michigan Youth Soccer League or in local Ontario travel soccer competitions.
Can I Play For Another Travel Team?
No. Once you register with our Academy you can only play within our Academy or for our Travel Teams. Ontario Soccer Association rules are that a player can only be registered with one grassroots club. If you wish to play for another team then you must register with that team and participate in their programs.
Do You Have A House League In The Summer?
Yes and No !!! We run our own Internal Gamedays, Tournaments and Matches in the summer though they differ greatly from House Leagues run by recreational volunteer clubs. We do not believe that Leagues are a good development tool for young payers as it places to great a focus on Winning only and is designed as an adult spectator event. This program is included for all of our Academy players in addition to their weekly practices . We place a great emphasis on teaching players HOW to play rather than the outcome of the games.