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 2016 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 2022 Dates||Spring 2023 Dates|
|Practice #1||Monday, August 15th||Monday, January 30th|
|Practice #2||Monday, August 22nd||Monday, February 6th|
|Game #1 - 4v4||Friday, August 26th||Friday, February 10th|
|Practice #3||Monday, August 29th||Monday, February 13th|
|Game #2 - 5v5||Friday, September 9th||Friday, February 24th|
|Practice #4||Monday, September 12th||Monday, February 27th|
|Practice #5||Monday, September 19th||Monday, March 6th|
|Game #3 - 7v7||Friday, September 23rd||Friday, March 10th|
|Practice #6||Monday, September 26th||Monday, March 13th|
|Practice #7||Friday, September 30th||Friday, March 17th|
|Practice #8||Monday, October 3rd||Monday, March 20th|
|Game #4 - 7v7||Friday, October 7th||Friday, March 24th|
|Rainout/Makeup #1||Friday, August 19th||Friday, February 3rd|
|Rainout/Makeup #2||Monday, October 10th||Monday, March 27th|
|Rainout/Makeup #3||Friday, October 14th||Friday, March 31st|
|Rainout/Makeup #4||Monday, October 17th||Monday, April 3rd|
Fall 2022 Event Notes
- No practice on Monday, September 5th due to Labor Day Weekend
- No games on Friday, September 16th due to Balloon Cup Tournament
Spring 2023 Event Notes
- No practices will take place on Monday, February 20th due to Mardi Gras
- No games on Friday, March 3rd 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 2016 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 - $185
Fall 2022 ONLY - $100
Spring 2023 ONLY - $100