Pre-Flight Academy

Program Overview

The Pre-Flight Academy Program was created to further develop and enhance a child’s technical, tactical, psycho-social and physical skills in a game-like setting, while incorporating player intervention into every training session. The Pre-Flight Academy Program is an additional program created for Recreational players born in 2018 who want to receive professional coaching. The Pre-Flight Academy Program includes one (1) training session per week, the training sessions will be held every Monday evening and will be coached by Flight Professional Coaching Staff. The Pre-Flight Academy Program also includes four (4) bi-weekly Intra Pre-Flight Academy games. All of these games will take place on Friday evenings under the lights at the Cajun Industries Soccer Complex.

Players register individually for the Pre-Flight Academy Program, knowing that Registration for the Recreational League is REQUIRED to participate.


Practice will take place every Monday or Wednesday for 1-hour each and there will be 2-options to choose from during registration.

Groups will be determined by available coaching staff and participant registration. Below are the planned practice and game day events, we have also included make-up dates incase of rainouts or any unforeseen circumstances.

event dates

Event TypeFall 2024 DatesEvent TypeSpring 2025 Dates
Practice #1Monday, August 12thPractice #1Monday, January 27th
Practice #2 Monday, August 19thPractice #2Monday, February 3rd
Game #1Friday, August 23rdGame #1Friday, February 7th
Practice #3Monday, August 26thPractice #3Monday, February 10th
Game #2Friday, August 30thPractice #4Monday, February 17th
Practice #4 Monday, September 9thGame #2Friday, February 21st
Practice #5Monday, September 16thPractice #5Monday, February 24th
Game #3Friday, September 20thPractice #6Friday, March 7th
Practice #6Monday, September 23rdPractice #7Monday, March 10th
Practice #7Friday, September 27thGame #3Friday, March 14th
Practice #8Monday, September 30thPractice #8Monday, March 17th
Game #4 Friday, October 4thGame #4Friday, March 21st
Rainout/Makeup #1 Friday, August 16thRainout/Makeup #1Friday, January 31st
Rainout/Makeup #2Friday, August 30thRainout/Makeup #2Friday, February 14th
Rainout/Makeup #3Friday, September 13thRainout/Makeup #3Monday, March 24th
Rainout/Makeup #4Monday, October 7thRainout/Makeup #4Friday, March 28th

Fall 2024 Event Notes

  • No practice on Monday, September 2nd due to Labor Day Weekend
  • No games on Friday, September 13th due to Ascension Fall Classic Tournament

Spring 2025 Event Notes

  • No games on Friday, February 28th due to Jambalaya Cup Tournament

Uniforms & Training Jersey

  • Pre-Flight Game Days, players will wear their Flight Recreational Uniforms which can be purchased from Third Coast Soccer and is a requirement to take part in the Recreational League/Pre-Flight Program.
  • Each Pre-Flight player will receive a FREE training jersey as part of the program. The order for the Pre-Flight training jerseys will be placed 2-weeks before Practice #1. Players who register for the program late will receive their jersey 2-weeks after their initial registration
Training Jersey
Training Jersey


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The Pre-Flight program is for Recreational players born in 2018 who want to receive further coaching from our Professional Coaching Staff.

No, to take part in the Pre-Flight program you must first be registered in the Recreational League

There are no teams for Pre-Flight Academy, all players are in a “pool” and practice/play with different players each week.

Cajun Industries Soccer Complex

5:30pm-6:30pm OR 7pm-8pm, subject to availability

6pm-7pm on Friday evenings

Their Flight Recreational Uniform (Blue or Grey - Information will be sent out in weekly emails)

Adam Shaw (Programs Director) will send an email with rosters, field number and color jersey for your child to wear on Thursday evening (only for game day weeks)

Pre-Flight Practice/Training Jersey, Shin Guards underneath their socks, Soccer Cleats (no Baseball or Football cleats are permitted).

Members of the Professional Flight Coaching Staff with Recreational Coaches in those age groups assisting on Game Dates.

PRE-FLIGHT Academy - COST & Registration

Fall & Spring - $200

Fall 2024 ONLY - $110

Spring 2025 ONLY - $110