Puma Futbol Club Inc, and its affiliates, are Official Partners of “Southampton Pro Academy”
Southampton Pro Academy
The mission of Southampton Pro Academy is to deliver a successful and competitive program that performs successfully at tournaments across the country. An Academy which leads the way in youth development to prepare our players for college soccer and develop our brand as a recognizable benchmark for excellence in soccer.
Our philosophy is based on technical excellence and skill, creating dynamic and exciting players while producing respectful and fine young adults. The players are educated on the values of the Academy which is built around Respect, Unity, Creativity, Accountability and Aspiration.
The Southampton Pro Academy is a long term investment into player development which will go the extra mile, thinking outside the box to do all we can to help our young players to achieve their collegiate soccer goals and beyond.
For more information please visit www.southamptonproacademy.com or contact Rob Million, 816-686-4502, rwmillion@Pumafc.org
What is this Southampton Pro Academy about?
- HIGH LEVEL TRAINING
- TOURNEY TEAMS for NATIONAL LEVEL PLAYERS
- COLLEGIATE EXPOSURE for PLAYERS
- COLLEGE PLAN for EACH PLAYER
Southampton Pro Academy is the highest level of training you can receive in the central United States directly based off Southampton FC Academy curriculum. “Southampton Pro Academy” is open to ONLY those boys and girls who want to play D1, or professional soccer. You must receive approval from Southampton Pro Academy Coaching Staff and Directors at an upcoming tryout to be accepted into the Academy. Once you are in, then we support your potential for the full duration of your soccer experience through high school, college and professional, and even through retirement. We believe in our process and our development programs. They are proven!
We are committed to making you better and helping you achieve your goals. We are not constantly recruiting players from other parts of the country to replace you, we want every member of the Academy to succeed, not be replaced. When you succeed, we succeed. We believe in the values of Southampton FC, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT.
Boys and girls will train separately once a week, every week of the fall, winter, and spring season. All training sessions will be run by Southampton FC Academy trained Coaches and they will be in constant contact with Southampton FC Academy in Southampton, England to ensure quality sessions and track progress of the players.
This is a partially funded Academy.
- Southampton FC Association fees (for Puma FC players only)
- training kits
- carding fees
Expenses NOT covered
- coaching fees for tournaments and games (for Puma FC Players only)
- team tourney registration, league fees
- Training costs
- Food on travel trips
- Miscellaneous other expenses
Each player has the opportunity to be chosen for the below NIKE PREMIER TOURNEY EVENTS. This invitations will be based on the following criteria.
- Good Standing membership in the Academy Pool
- Commitment to Excellence
- Player and Team Values
- Quality of Play
- Impact on Team
- Overall Improvement
Once accepted into this pool of players, boys and girls will train once a week during the fall, winter, and Spring seasons. All training sessions will be run by Southampton FC Academy trained coaches. These coaches will be in constant contact with Southampton FC Academy in Southampton, England to ensure quality sessions. Come and train with the best players and one of the best development academy programs in the World.
Training includes Technical, Tactical, Psychological, Speed & Agility, Fitness, Diet and Nutrition education.
Cost of training:
$100 per month for high school age boys and girls
$75 per month for U12, U13, and U14 boys and girls
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A TRYOUT TO BE ACCEPTED INTO THE TRAINING PROGRAM TODAY! Tryouts will be held in October unless you are invited from Puma FC Academy Program.
Log into your Puma FC account or create an account and sign up for the tryout.
All teams will be U13(2005) and above. All players training must be at least U12(2006) and above, no exceptions. We recommend kids travel no more that 6 total hours per week for this Academy. The player being close to KC is not an factor for who is selected to play in Tourneys and games, however attendance in training is. This Southampton Pro Academy is open to all soccer players from all clubs, from anywhere in Missouri and Kansas.
From the pool of players, coaches will choose ONLY those who deserve to travel with the team to each event. This will be based on performance at training. Once chosen, all players on the trip will play quality minutes for developmental purposes, but coaches and teams will be playing to win games. Developing a winning and competitive attitude is a key component of our program. Multiple age groups will travel to each event and parents are encouraged to participate in the trips. Southampton FC is big on family and we want kids with their families involved as much as possible.
Southampton Pro Academy may attend some of the events below
Nike Premier Tourney/Showcase Team Events
Texas Cup, Dallas, TX November 17th – 19th
Indianapolis College Showcase Dec 1-3
US Futsal Regional Tourney, KC, MO, Jan 2018
US Futsal National Tourney, KC, MO Feb 2018
Dallas Cup, Dallas, TX April 9-16
Manchester City Cup/Surf Cup, San Diego, CA May 2018
Southampton Cup, Southampton, England, UK AUG 2018
The final trip will be the chance to compete in the Southampton Cup in Southampton, England each year starting in August of 2018. This tourney is against other top premier league clubs in England, Europe, Asia and Africa.
To register log into your Puma FC account and sign up today.
For questions, please contact Rob Million.
Southampton Pro Academy