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 2014 and 2013 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 2020 Dates||Spring 2021 Dates|
|Practice #1||Monday, August 24th||Monday, February 1st|
|Practice #2||Monday, August 31st||Monday, February 8th|
|Game #1 - 4v4||Friday, September 11th||Friday, February 19th|
|Practice #3||Monday, September 14th||Monday, February 22nd|
|Practice #4||Monday, September 21st||Monday, March 1st|
|Game #2 - 4v4||Friday, September 25th||Friday, March 5th|
|Practice #5||Monday, September 28th||Monday, March 8th|
|Practice #6||Monday, October 5th||Monday, March 15th|
|Game #3 - 5v5||Friday, October 9th||Friday, March 19th|
|Practice #7||Monday, October 12th||Monday, March 22nd|
|Practice #8||Monday, October 19th||Monday, March 29th|
|Game #4 - 7v7||Friday, October 23rd||Friday, April 9th|
|Rainout/Makeup #1||Monday, October 26th||Monday, April 12th|
|Rainout/Makeup #2||Friday, October 30th||Friday, April 16th|
|Rainout/Makeup #3||Monday, November 2nd||Monday, April 19th|
|Rainout/Makeup #4||Friday, November 6th||Friday, April 23rd|
Fall 2020 Event Notes
- No practice on Monday, September 7th due to Labor Day Weekend
- No games on Friday, September 4th due to Labor Day Weekend
Spring 2021 Event Notes
- No practice on Monday, February 15th due to Mardi Gras Weekend
- No games on Friday, March 12th 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 2014 & 2013 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)
Alex Edwards (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 2020 ONLY - $100
Spring 2021 ONLY - $100