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Academy Information

Youth Academy Program - Ages 5-14 yrs

The FC Pride Academy Program sees your child as you do -  as a receptive, eager individual with unique talents, skills and interests. It is our desire to provide a supportive, nurturing atmosphere, where your child is encouraged grow -  socially,  physically, mentally — laying the foundation for a lifetime of self-discovery and independence.  

We take great pride in providing positive instruction for each player to ensure development in four critical areas – Technical, Tactical, Physical and Physiological. These components are introduced to each player providing an experience that is both developmental and fun. There is no selection process for this program - just sign up. This program is open to anyone - you do not have to be an FC Pride player. 

The Academy Program is lead by FC Pride Youth Director - Chris Westrop 

The Academy Program is designed for beginner to intermediate level players. Exercises will be tailored to new players wanting to learn the game, intermediate players desiring to sharpen up their technical skills, or players interested in FC Pride Club Program. The Academy Program is open to boys & girls ages 6-13 years old. Sessions will run for 5 weeks on consecutive Thursdays or Saturdays at the FC Pride indoor training facility. Each session will consist of 40 minutes of technical skill work and 20 minutes of small sided games. The Academy Program is lead by a professional staff of FC Pride club coaches.


Winter Academy 2020-2021 Program Information


Session 1
Sat - 10.15am - 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12 ,12/19
Tues - 6pm - 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 ,12/22

Session 2  -
Sat - 10.15am - 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6
Tues - 6pm - 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9

Session 3 -
Sat - 10.15am - 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
Tues - 6pm - 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16


  • 5 - 14 years old
  • Boys & Girls


  • $75.00 per session
  • 5 weeks of professionally coached training sessions.


"Pride Performance Center" - Address: 11960 East 62nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46235


  • Chris Westrop or


  • Each session will consist of 40 minutes of individual technical skills training and 20 minutes of small sided games. The training is led by Chris Westrop and Gabe Hall, the Youth Academy Directors of coaching & FC Pride youth staff coaches.
  • Training will take place indoors on an artificial grass field. Players can wear either outdoor soccer cleats or indoor training shoes.
  • Each player needs to bring a soccer ball, drink, and wear proper shinguards.
  • There are restrooms located in the facility for family use as well as a lobby with TV's for your convenience.
  • Players will automatically be placed in the class for their age groups unless approved otherwise by Directors.