Where great

players begin.

Looking to set your player up for success?

Time to Step Up! Our player-first approach will give your soccer player the skills today to help them score tomorrow’s goals.

HOW

MUCH TIME?

Each league season will be 6-7 weeks long and includes...

How much time?

  • Weekly, 1-hour practice
  • Weekly, 1-hour game
  • Coach-led (no volunteer coaches needed, you just watch and cheer!)
  • Fun curriculum that keeps players motivated while teaching real soccer skills

WHO IS

MY

COACH?

Each team is assigned a

trained coach....

Who is my coach?

  • Step Up Soccer Academy coaches are trained in our unique curriculum and coaching philosophy
  • Coaches are selected and hired based on their soccer experience and passion for working with kids
  • Coaches have a background in soccer and many have experience playing competitively or in education

WHAT GEAR DO

I NEED?

Each player will receive a Step Up Soccer Academy jersey...

What gear do I need?

Your team jersey is included with registration. Additional gear needed:

  • Shorts or athletic pants of any color (preferably black)
  • Soccer cleats or athletic shoes (cleats are welcome for outdoor leagues only)
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer Socks
  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • Water bottle

WHAT COMES NEXT?

Your child has potential. Our programs are progressional and designed to maximize their potential through each phase...

Player Development Pathway

One of our core beliefs is that every child has great potential - and we can help them reach it. Our programs are designed like stepping stones. Each one plays a specific role in your child's "player development pathway." Feet First is the foundation of our pathway, and also serves as a great foundation no matter what sport they play in the future. Our focus is on individual growth which allows your child to develop from Feet First to Step Up Soccer Academy and continuing to F.C. Horizon.

The goal is to develop active, healthy people for life by jumpstarting their physical, social, emotional and soccer skills. If we can get the foundation right, your child can have a positive and enjoyable youth soccer career for as long as they want to play.

We know that not every child will play college or professional soccer. But, we want them to have a clear developmental pathway for as long as they are passionate about the game. We provide a soccer player development pathway that works for every child - not just the 1% who will play at the highest level. And, for our players who DO play at higher levels, we want them to be well-prepared to get there.

  1. Feet First
  2. Step Up Soccer Academy
  3. F.C. Horizon - Select and Premier
  4. College or Adult lifetime player
  5. Professional or Adult lifetime player

Don't settle for unorganized leagues

with negative team cultures.

The right ENVIRONMENT, COACHES & CURRICULUM will ensure a positive introduction to soccer, and create a foundation to help them reach their full potential.

You and your child can have an enjoyable and foundational first soccer experience!


Positive, encouraging environment
Trained, caring coaches
Organized sessions
Clear communication
Small teams, small fields

STEP UP SOCCER ACADEMY LEAGUE

Year-round leagues available in 6-7 week seasons

Spring - Summer - Fall - Winter 1 - Winter 2

FALL

September - October

Families today are busier than ever before. Feet First classes bring the child development benefits of our soccer curriculum right to your child's school. Our trained coaches lead weekly soccer classes that guide your child on exciting adventures while teaching fundamental soccer skills

WINTER 1

November - December

Feet First in the Park is a version of our school classes where anyone is welcome. Our coaches bring all the necessary gear to a park location near you. Great for stay-at-home parents, homeschool students and children who are not yet enrolled in school.

WINTER 2

January - February

Feet First leagues are a combined session of our imaginative curriculum plus a real 3v3 soccer game. This is a great way to introduce your child to team sports. You are able to sit back and watch as your child learns new skills and makes new friends.

AGES 2½ - 5

FEET FIRST SOCCER

AGES 5-7

STEP UP

SOCCER ACADEMY

AGES 7-12

F.C. HORIZON

SELECT TEAMS

AGES 7-18

F.C. HORIZON

PREMIER TEAMS

Play on.

Contact Us

Whether your a current family or one looking for more information, please reach out. You can connect with us via one of the methods below.

Email

stepup@nwaupstartathletics.com

Call or Text

(479) 372-4860

Need more info?

We're happy to answer questions to help find

the right soccer program for you.

LEAGUE LOCATIONS

Bentonville

(Outdoors)

Memorial Park

Rogers

(Outdoors)

Central United Methodist Church

Fayetteville

(Outdoors)

Fayetteville

(Indoors)

Yvonne Richardson Community Center

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