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 2017 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 2023 DatesSpring 2024 Dates
Practice #1Monday, August 14thMonday, January 29th
Practice #1 (Wednesday)Wednesday August 16thWednesday January 31st
Practice #2 Monday, August 21stMonday, February 5th
Practice #2 (Wednesday)Wednesday, August 23rdWednesday, February 7th
Game #1Friday, August 25thFriday, February 9th
Practice #3Monday, August 28thMonday, February 12th
Practice #3 (Wednesday)Wednesday, August 30thWednesday, February 14th
Game #2 Friday, September 8thFriday, February 23rd
Practice #4 Monday, September 11thMonday, February 19th
Practice #4 (Wednesday)Wednesday, September 13th Wednesday 21st Feb
Practice #5Monday, September 18thMonday, February 26th
Practice #5 (Wednesday)Wednesday, September 20thWednesday, February 28th
Game #3Friday, September 22ndFriday, March 8th
Practice #6Monday, September 25thMonday, March 4th
Practice #6 (Wednesday)Wednesday, September 27thWednesday, March 6th
Practice #7Friday, September 29thMonday, March 11th
Practice #7(Wednesday)Wednesday October 4thWednesday March 13th
Practice #8Monday, October 2ndMonday, March 18th
Practice #8 (Wednesday)Wednesday, October 11thWednesday 13th March
Game #4 Friday, October 6thFriday, March 22nd
Rainout/Makeup #1 Friday, August 18thFriday, February 2nd
Rainout/Makeup #2Monday, October 9thFriday, Feburary 15th
Rainout/Makeup #3Friday, October 13thMonday, March 25th
Rainout/Makeup #4Friday, October 20thFriday, March 29th

Fall 2023 Event Notes

  • No practice on Monday, September 4th due to Labor Day Weekend
  • No games on Friday, September 15th due to Ascension Fall Classic Tournament

Spring 2024 Event Notes

  • No games on Friday, March 1st 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 2017 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 2023 ONLY - $110

Spring 2024 ONLY - $110