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 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.


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 dates

Event TypeFall 2022 DatesSpring 2023 Dates
Practice #1Monday, August 15thFriday, February 3rd
Practice #2 Monday, August 22ndMonday, February 6th
Game #1 - 4v4Friday, August 26thFriday, February 10th
Practice #3Monday, August 29thMonday, February 13th
Game #2 - 5v5Friday, September 9thFriday, February 24th
Practice #4 Monday, September 12thMonday, February 27th
Practice #5Monday, September 19thMonday, March 6th
Game #3 - 7v7Friday, September 23rdFriday, March 10th
Practice #6Monday, September 26thMonday, March 13th
Practice #7Friday, September 30thFriday, March 17th
Practice #8Monday, October 3rdMonday, March 20th
Game #4 - 7v7Friday, October 7thFriday, March 24th
Rainout/Makeup #1 Friday, August 19thFriday, February 3rd
Rainout/Makeup #2Monday, October 10thMonday, March 27th
Rainout/Makeup #3Friday, October 14thFriday, March 31st
Rainout/Makeup #4Monday, October 17thMonday, 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
Training Jersey
Training Jersey


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