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 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.


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 2020 DatesSpring 2021 Dates
Practice #1Monday, August 24thMonday, February 1st
Practice #2 Monday, August 31stMonday, February 8th
Game #1 - 4v4Friday, September 11thFriday, February 19th
Practice #3Monday, September 14thMonday, February 22nd
Practice #4Monday, September 21stMonday, March 1st
Game #2 - 4v4Friday, September 25thFriday, March 5th
Practice #5Monday, September 28thMonday, March 8th
Practice #6Monday, October 5thMonday, March 15th
Game #3 - 5v5Friday, October 9thFriday, March 19th
Practice #7Monday, October 12thMonday, March 22nd
Practice #8Monday, October 19thMonday, March 29th
Game #4 - 7v7Friday, October 23rdFriday, April 9th
Rainout/Makeup #1 Monday, October 26thMonday, April 12th
Rainout/Makeup #2Friday, October 30thFriday, April 16th
Rainout/Makeup #3Monday, November 2ndMonday, April 19th
Rainout/Makeup #4Friday, November 6thFriday, 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
Training Jersey
Training Jersey


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

New Account Required for 2020/21 Season Registration