Learn to Play -- Develop Skills -- Build Character

The Academy is for players who are committed to maximizing their potential as soccer players in a more structured training environment than our recreational program. We are one of the original members of the Lousiana Soccer Academy Program, and we are serious about player development.

Academy players pose with their technical trainers

1. Learn to play the game - by developing game intelligence & understanding

2. Develop the required skills - through training in ball mastery & physical movement

3. Build the character needed - such as positivity, confidence, and perseverance

Academy is open to all players in the 9U-10U age groups (players born in 2013 and 2014).

While the program is open to anyone, it is specifically intended for players that want to commit to training and developing their individual soccer skills.

Academy slots are limited to the max capacity the staff can properly train. Players will be accepted into the program in the order of registration. Residents of Rec District 14 have priority for entry into the program.

Academy players are not placed on "teams" in the traditional manner. Instead they are grouped into player "pools" that are normally seperated by age and gender. All players train with their pool. For games, the players of the pool are split into teams. Teams typically change from week to week.

Throughout training, we focus on individual player development, not team success.

All Academy pools are led by licensed head coaches. Additionally, players receive ball mastery training with dedicated technical trainers.

9U Program

Our 9U Academy Program is a hybrid program in combination with our 9U-10U Recreational Program. Players practice once per week with their Rec teams, and once per week with their Academy pools. They play games on Saturdays with their Rec teams, and occasional additional games on Sundays with their Academy pools. They also have a few weeks of dedicated Academy sessions before the Rec season begins and after the Rec season ends.

10U Program

Our 10U Academy Program is dedicated Academy (not a Rec hybrid). Players practice with their pools twice per week and play games on weekends.

July > Registration

August - November > Fall Soccer Season

January - April > Spring Soccer Season

Game Schedules

Academy teams play in academy leagues and individual games with other teams, inside and outside the club, as needed to meet training objectives. Academy teams play in local tournaments and may travel regionally (within 150 miles) for tournaments or games.

Fees cover the seasonal year (both the Fall and Spring seasons).


Estimate: $300

Covers Trainers, Field Fees, and Insurance Fees

Out-of-District Fee (~$125) may apply for those who don't live in Rec District 14. RD14 Map.


Estimate: $150

Includes Soccer Bag

Team Fees

Estimate: $100

Possible Min: $0

Teams usually cover this fee fully through sponsor donations and fundraising, so often this is actually $0. We ask our parents to solicit corporate sponsors to offset these costs. In any case, parents need to be prepared to pay some amount below this to cover any fundraising shortfalls. This money covers jamborees/tournaments, referees, and other misc expenses

The first step is to attend the Academy pre-season information meeting. This is an opportunity to learn more about details of the program. Further instructions on registering for the program are provided at the information meeting.

Date: Thursday July 14th, 2022
Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Location: Madisonville Library Conference Room (1123 Main St, Madisonville, LA)

Academy Uniforms

Picture of Rec Uniform

Required Items:
White Madisonville United Jersey
Green MYB Jersey
Black Shorts
Black Socks

Purchase at:

Third Coast Soccer 1886 N. Causeway Blvd. Mandeville, LA 985-237-6100

Located between Stage and Times Grill. Uniforms are available all year long, so if you lose a pair of shorts or socks, head back over there any time they are open.

Meet our wonderful coaches!

Frank Tanguis

Academy Director

Staff Coach - 9U Girls

USSF National D License

Tovo V1 & 7v7 Certifications

Trey Hollingsworth

Lead Coach - 10U Girls

Tovo 7v7 Certification

Shane Douglas

Staff Coach - 10U Girls

US Soccer Grassroots License

Allison Chalmers

Staff Coach - 9U Girls

US Soccer Grassroots License

Tovo 7v7 Certification

Ross Quartano

Lead Coach - 9U Boys

US Soccer Grassroots License

Tovo 7v7 Certification

Eddie Montreuil

Staff Coach - 9U Boys

US Soccer Grassroots License

Tovo 7v7 Certification

Brian Gallagher

Staff Coach - 9U Boys

US Soccer Grassroots License

Tovo 7v7 Certification

Chaka Tavengwa

Staff Coach - 9U Boys