Academy Program (U7-U10)

The most important ages for skill acquisition, basic understanding of the game, and for learning movement mechanics are ages 6-10!  At FC Wisconsin we provide young athletes these fundamentals in a fun soccer environment designed to teach players the basics and inspire them to love the sport.  

The U7-U10 FC Wisconsin Youth Academy Program provides training and competition opportunities in the fall, winter and spring seasons. All players learn the fundmentals of athletic movement (agility, balance, coordination) and soccer technique and decision-making (passing, dribbling, shooting, receiving, defending).  The Youth Academy teams are staffed with the same expert coaches that train the club's top teams - with fun activities and developmentally appropriate games.  

Fall Season (August - November)

  • 2 Trainings Per Week
  • Local Competition (League and/or Tournament)
    • **Competition is almost entirely in Milwaukee and south-eastern Wisconsin

Winter Season (December, February, March)

  • 1-2 Trainings Per Week
  • Local Indoor Competition (League and/or Tournament)

Spring Season (April - June)

  • 2 Trainings Per Week
  • Local Competition (League and/or Tournament)
    • **Competition is almost entirely in Milwaukee and south-eastern Wisconsin

For cost information on the Youth Academy Program, click here.  

To reserve your spot in the 2020-21 FC Wisconsin Girls Youth Academy click here!!

If you have questions about the program click here!  

Pre-ECNL Program (U11-U12)

The FC Wisconsin U11 and U12 Pre-ECNL Program is the preparatory step between the Academy Program and the club's ECNL Club Competition or Regional Competitive Programs. 

The Pre-ECNL Program has training locations in both Milwaukee and in Madison.  Players from both sites combine to form teams for competition throughout the year. 

The focus in the Pre-ECNL Program is on individual development - specifically in continuing teaching technical skill and understanding with the ball, and decision-making in small groups.  Over the course of the year, the U11 and U12 teams have approximately 30 games and 110 training sessions throughout the fall, winter, and spring.  This ratio of training to games is deliberately selected to maximize development and learning in these critical developmental age groups.

Fall Season (August - November)

  • 3 Trainings Per Week
  • Local Competition
    • **Competition is primarily in Milwaukee, with some games in other areas of Wisconsin

Winter Season (December, February, March)

  • 2-3 Trainings Per Week
  • Local Indoor Competition (League and/or Tournament)

Spring Season (April - June)

  • 3 Trainings Per Week
  • Local Competition
    • **Competition is primarily in Milwaukee, with some games in other areas of Wisconsin

U13: ECNL Club Competition and ECNL Regional League (Pool)

U13 is the transition year into 11v11 soccer, and the first year that players move from Wisconsin competition to the much more demanding ECNL competition.  Due to the challenges in these adjustments, combined with the physical and other changes that also take place within individual players at this age, FC WI will operate the U13 age group as a pool:

  • All players will train together;
  • All players will have a primary competition roster, but there will be movement throughout the season due to development and to insure maximum playing time and experience for all players

Players will train 3 times per week in the fall and spring, and 2-3 times per week in the winter.   Competition will be in the ECNL Club Competition or ECNL Regional League.

ECNL Regional League Program (U14-U18)

The U14-U18 ECNL Regional League Program is for players competing at a regional level.  It is designed to maximize each player's development, potential, and experience in the game, and to help prepare players eventually enter into the ECNL Club Competition Program if they desire to do so.

The program operates side-by-side with the club's ECNL Club Competition program, with the same coaches, philosophy and curriculum to insure that all players in the club have the same base club experience.  

Fall Season (August - December)

  • 3 Trainings Per Week
  • ECNL Regional League - Heartland Conference Competition
  • ECNL Regional League Showcase Events

Winter Season (February, March)

  • 2-3 Trainings Per Week

Spring Season (April - June for  U14)

  • 3 Trainings Per Week
  • ECNL Regional League - Heartland Conference Competition

Post-Season

  • ECNL Regional League Championships and Open Cup

ECNL Club Competition Program (U14-U18)

The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is the top developmental platform for youth female soccer players in the world.  Founded in 2009, the ECNL's mission is to elevate the game and enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States.

The ECNL Club Competition is for players competing at the highest level in the United States.

For detailed information about the ECNL and all its programs, please go to www.ecnlgirls.com.

The training and competition program for each ECNL age group at FC Wisconsin players is outlined in detail here.

Fall Season (August - December)

  • 3 Trainings Per Week
  • ECNL Club Competition Midwest Conference Games
  • Local Tournament Competition (U13 and U14)
  • ECNL National Showcase Competition (varies by age at U15 and above)

Winter Season (February, March)

  • 3 Trainings Per Week
  • ECNL National Showcase Competition (varies by age at U15 and above)

U15-U18 Spring Season (April - June) - OPTIONAL PROGRAM

  • 3 Trainings Per Week
  • Selected Non-ECNL Tournaments
  • Selected college games (Division II, Division III, NAIA)

U14 Spring Season (April - June)

  • 3 Trainings Per Week
  • ECNL Club Competition Midwest Conference Games
  • Local Tournament Competition

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