Igniting leadership and teamwork skills through soccer
Progressive Soccer Curriculum
The XL Academy soccer curriculum has been created by a combination of USSF A licensed coaches, professional players, NCAA Division 1, 2 and 3 coaches, and Academy Directors from the English Premier League.
Bringing these minds together has developed a challenging curriculum while keeping the safety and recovery of players at an absolute priority.
The custom designed soccer curriculum has been created to keep both player development and game understanding at the forefront, while constant monitoring avoids overload and impact injuries. This includes:
Game understanding based sessions
Classroom based game analysis/understanding
Post and pregame video analysis
Individual development and progression
Non-results based development
Results based competitive fixtures
Game development and management
Authentic situations and emotions
Winning and losing intensity
Real time monitoring of performance, progression fatigue and emotion
Learning and Performing with Technology
Technology does not stop at our academics. We are also at the forefront of technology with our soccer program.
Video monitoring, GPS utilization, and Apollo technology allow real-time feedback to ensure our training goals are met and “deliberate practice” is being met at each and every session.
More Than Academic & Soccer Excellence
Strength & Conditioning
All students will be placed on an individually designed year round strength and conditioning program by our in house S&C Director.
100% Renewable Energy
As of September 2020, the school is running off 100% solar energy
As part of our commitment to play at the highest level and provide the greatest opportunities to play professionally, students will be offered the opportunity to travel abroad and train with professional international youth academies.
Top NCAA college coaches will be engaging with students and parents each semester to advise on the correct path to college acceptance
Alan Smith, has been coached by some of the greatest soccer coaches in history and played at the highest level both domestically and internationally.
He is an outstanding role model for the students and assists in identifying talent and opportunities for professional development. Alan also has an extensive network of contacts with many international and domestic clubs.