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U9/U10 Academy

How it works: The DMSC Academy Program is a professionally managed developmental "pre-select" program for young players that are ready for the next step beyond rec soccer. At DMSC, we have developed a season curriculum, coaching methodology, and long term developmental plan, which is executed by US Soccer grassroots licensed coaches under the guidance of our Academy Director, Matt Lamale.

Those participating in the Academy will train in one group 2-3 times per week and will be placed on game rosters for weekend games. Emphasis is learning to train, learning to be a good person and teammate, and HAVE FUN!


Who is it for?

The Academy Program is the bridge between recreational soccer and select soccer for 9U & 10U players. There are no try-outs. Anyone who signs up can play. However, this tends to be a program for kids who like to play soccer at a higher level.

Registration - $ 250

Payment plans are available

Soccer Cleats

What do you need?

Fall 2022/Spring 2023 we will be entering a new two year uniform cycle, so each Academy player will need to purchase a new uniform. 

For Academy players, the club will reach out to you directly with a link to purchase your uniform. Please order right away to make sure you have your uniform in time. If you have not received your uniform invite, please reach out to Director of Equipment, Justin Wright, ASAP.

You also need: 

  • Shin guards

  • Soccer Cleats

  • Size 4 soccer ball (9U-10U)

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Important Dates

Fall registration opens on May 15th. Spring registration opens on January 1st. Sign up as soon as possible as no spots are guaranteed.

Hear from your coach: Mid/Late Aug // Mid/Late March

Training Start: Aug 22nd // Late March

Games Start: Sept 10/11 // April 1st

More Details

Thank you for your interest in the Des Moines Soccer Club Academy Program! Below is more information about our program. If you have a question that we have not thought of below, please contact our Academy Director. Thank you!

For more information, please visit our DMSC Academy FAQ.

Academy Director

Matt Ream


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