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 2015 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.
GAME & PRACTICE INFORMATION
Practice will take place every Monday for 1-hour each and there will be 2-options to choose from during registration.
Group One | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Group Two | 7PM - 8PM
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 Type||Fall 2021 Dates||Spring 2022 Dates|
|Practice #1||Monday, August 16th||Monday, January 31st|
|Practice #2||Monday, August 23rd||Monday, February 7th|
|Game #1 - 4v4||Friday, August 27th||Friday, February 11th|
|Practice #3||Monday, August 30th||Monday, February 14th|
|Practice #4||Monday, September 13th||Monday, February 21st|
|Game #2 - 5v5||Friday, September 10th||Friday, February 25th|
|Practice #5||Monday, September 20th||Monday, March 7th|
|Practice #6||Monday, September 27th||Monday, March 14th|
|Game #3 - 7v7||Friday, October 1st||Friday, March 18th|
|Practice #7||Monday, October 4th||Monday, March 21st|
|Practice #8||Monday, October 11th||Monday, March 28th|
|Game #4 - 7v7||Friday, October 15th||Friday, April 1st|
|Rainout/Makeup #1||Friday, August 20th||Friday, February 4th|
|Rainout/Makeup #2||Friday, September 24th||Friday, February 18th|
|Rainout/Makeup #3||Friday, October 8th||Friday, March 11th|
|Rainout/Makeup #4||Monday, October 18th||Friday, March 25th|
Fall 2021 Event Notes
- No practice on Monday, September 6th due to Labor Day Weekend
- No games on Friday, September 3rd due to Labor Day Weekend
- No games on Friday, September 17th due to Balloon Cup Tournament
Spring 2022 Event Notes
- No practices will take place on Monday, February 28th due to Mardi Gras
- No games on Friday, March 4th 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
PRE-FLIGHT ACADEMY FAQs
The Pre-Flight program is for Recreational players born in 2015 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 Gray - 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 Wednesday 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 - $185
Fall 2021 ONLY - $100
Spring 2022 ONLY - $100