Academy Tryouts: June 2, 6:30-8:30 pm, Rathmell Sportspark
June 3, 6:30-8:30 pm, Sportsblast Complex
Academy Director & Oliver Weiss, USSF A-License
Staff & Asst. Coaches: Jay Howell, Pete Lianos, Robert Starr
Games & Showcases: - 22 League games in the USDA Southeast Division vs. Academy Teams such as:
Atlanta Fire Utd (GA), Concorde Fire (GA), SC United (SC), Charlotte SA
(NC), CASL Academy (NC), Greensboro YS (NC), McLean YS (VA), Virginia
Rush (VA), Richmond Kickers (VA), Richmond Strikers (VA), North
Mecklenburg SC (NC), Miami FC (FL), Weston SC, (FL), IMG Academy (FL),
Clearwater Chargers (FL).
- 2 USDA Showcases with 3 games per showcase.
- Other possible events such as the Disney Showcase, etc…
Training Commitment: 4 Times per week (Mon., Tues., Wed., Thur.) of which Tuesday & Thursday are mandatory for every player.
Wednesdays: Players who travel more than 70 miles (one way) have a choice to join or
workout in their hometowns under specific Academy guidelines. Monday is a self-guided training
day for every player covering areas such as strength, speed, agility, flexibility & interval training.
Training Times: Mondays Self-guided training under specific Academy instructions
Tuesdays U16 Academy 6:30-8:15 at Rathmell Sports Park
U18 Academy 7:30-9:15 at Rathmell Sports Park
Wednesdays Combination Training, 6:30-8:30 at Sportsblast Complex
Thursday U18 Academy 6:30-8:15 at Rathmell Sports Park
U16 Academy 7:30-9:15 at Rathmell Sports Park
Goalkeepers will receive 2 hours of GK specific instruction / week
College Guidance: Academy players will receive individualized college recruiting information and guidance as to their aspirations, both soccer and academically. Realistic expectations as well as communication and correspondence with college soccer programs will be monitored by the Academy Director in conjunction with each player and his parent(s).
Roster Size: Each Academy team roster will have between 18-22 players. Rostered players are full-time players in the Academy.
Developmental Players (DP) : A DP is a player who trains full-time with the Academy teams, but he is only allowed to play between 0-6 matches during the entire season. DPs join the Academy program at a much reduced fee and are required to play full-time on other BUSA competitive teams outside the Academy.
BUSA Fees: BUSA Fees for rostered Academy Players will be between $1700-$2000 for one full year (one season) as per the USSDA Academy League schedule. These fees cover:
BUSA Fees DO NOT cover the following costs while playing in the Academy program:
Payment options for BUSA Fees:
***Developmental Players-- BUSA Fees for rostered Developmental Players will be between $600 - $800 for one year (one season) as per the USSDA Academy League schedule.
For additional information and/or questions, please contact the BUSA Academy Director at email@example.com.