Where is my Academy Player Registration Form?

Academy Forms are typically processed within 24-72 hours during the week. If you have not received the form link via email, check your spam box. You can whitelist forms@cleburnesoccer.com and our emails to you will not go to spam.

Who can play Academy Soccer?

A “Soccer Academy” is a group of 7U through 10U registered NTSSA recreational players who desire to participate with other players without following the recreational team formation rules. Soccer Academy play is in addition to recreational play. Players may join any Soccer Academy of their choosing within their age group, and are not required to obtain a release from their NTSSA recreational team to participate on an Academy team. 

Do I need to register each season?

Yes. Cleburne Soccer Association requires Academy Players to register each Fall and Spring season.

Can players play up or down in Academy Soccer?

Players 7U-10U can play Academy Soccer. 6U players cannot play up and 11U players cannot play down. Players may join any Soccer Academy of their choosing within their age group, and are not required to obtain a release from their NTSSA recreational team to participate on an Academy team. 

What is the purpose of Academy Soccer?

The purposes of the Soccer Academies are to:

  1. Provide recreational players who have aspirations of becoming a more accomplished player an avenue to test and enhance his or her skills.
  2. Provide recreational players an opportunity to train with experienced coaches.
  3. Provide recreational players an opportunity to investigate the level of play with which they are comfortable, which players they would like to play with, and for which coaches they would like to play.

What if my recreational team has a game at the same time as the Academy team?

All players participating in a Soccer Academy who are also registered with an NTSSA Member youth association recreational or recreational plus team shall, in the event of a conflict, consider the NTSSA recreational team or recreational plus team to be their primary team and the Soccer Academy as a secondary commitment.

Can a player play on multiple academy teams?

Yes. Soccer Academy rosters may change from week to week to accommodate players desiring to change Soccer Academies, or to accommodate players who want to play on one team one week and another team the next week. 

Can an Academy Player Guest Play on recreational teams?

Academy players who are not rostered to a recreational team are not eligible to participate as a guest player on a recreational team. The Academy team coach is NOT the releasing coach for the player to Guest Play. You must obtain a release from your recreational coach.

Can my player play recreational soccer with another association?

When you register for Recreational or Academy Soccer, you must pick a Home Association in North Texas to handle those registrations. You cannot play recreational soccer in Arlington and register to be an Academy Player in Cleburne. If you registered in Arlington to play recreational soccer, you must obtain the Academy Registration from them using their procedures for registration.