Below are registration details for each of our Academy programs. Please be sure to reference your player's correct age group by viewing this chart.
11U-19U Academy (Select)
Menace Academy tryouts have ended for the current 2016-17 season. If you are still interested and would like to join a team for the spring, please contact Lyle or Tomas to request to be at a future training session with that team.
Tryout dates for the 2017-18 season:
We will host tryouts and field teams at two locations depending on age group - Des Moines and Grimes. Each tryout date will take place from 6:00 - 8:00PM, and player's are encouraged to attend both sessions.
Des Moines fields: Aliber Soccer Complex (6220 Grand Ave. in Des Moines)
Grimes fields: Menace Training Facility (Western end of SE 11th St. in Grimes)
Cost: $25 for pre-registered players and $30 for walk-up registrations.
|11U - 12U (Aliber or Grimes) 13U (Aliber only)
-Thursday, June 8
-Tuesday, June 13
|14U - 15U (Aliber only)
-Monday, June 12
-Wednesday, June 21
|16U - 17U (Aliber only)
-Wednesday, June 14
-Thursday, June 22
|18U - 19U (Aliber only)
-Thursday, June 15
-Tuesday, June 20
|11U (Aliber or Grimes) 12U - 13U (Grimes only)
Thursday, June 8
Tuesday, June 13
Tomas Boltnar: Tomas.Boltnar@kumandgo.com
Led by Alex Fonseca (Des Moines) and Dan James (Grimes), the Des Moines Menace's 9U-10U Academy program is designed to allow players at this age level an opportunity to increase their development in the game of soccer with the goal of playing select soccer at the 11U level. We offer two locations - one in Des Moines and one in Grimes to provide families with convenient training and game locations. Upon graduation of this program, players will be encouraged to try out for our 11U select team.
The 9U-10U program is a bridge into select soccer, but it does follow some fundamental recreational principles, including 50% playing time in matches. With the guidance of professional coaches and licensed assistant coaches, the emphasis of the program is on individual player development on the field and personal development off of the field. The Menace Academy will participate in the 9U-10U Iowa Soccer Academy League and follows the state association's developmental guidelines, which include:
• A set training curriculum with mixed training groups • Mixing teams after each playing season • Small roster sizes
• Mandatory coach education and parent education • A focus on the individual player, not on the team
• All teams will play 6-7 scheduled league games and in the Central Iowa Academy Festival at a location in central Iowa (fall/spring).
• Most league games are generally scheduled for Saturday mornings, but there will be some exceptions to this (fall/spring).
• Teams will be formed in Grimes and Des Moines and will practice twice a week (fall/spring).
• Indoor seasons will consist of two training sessions each week. Players from both locations will train together (winter).
• Cost is $250 for outdoor seasons and $75 for winter training.
2017 Registration is OPEN.
Please follow the links below to get signed up or contact Lyle Hunt at Lyle.Hunt@MenaceSoccer.com or (515) 457-6034 with any questions.
Led by Alex Fonseca, players will be a part of a professional environment t that will foster their development. Alex currently holds an USSF A coaching license and is a first team assistant for our women's team. This program is designed for player's that are in need of a bigger challenge without requiring a large time commitment. Upon graduation of this program, players will be recommended to our 9U-10U program.
2017 spring registration is open. Please follow the link below to get signed up or contact Lyle Hunt at Lyle.Hunt@MenaceSoccer.com or (515) 457-6034 with any questions.
• Players will train twice a week in the spring.
• Cost is $150 for outdoor seasons.
• Game uniforms will be provided to players.
• Potential for one tournament based on numbers.
• Potential for an in-house league based on numbers.
2017 Spring Registration is Open.
Please follow the link below to get signed up or contact Lyle Hunt at Lyle.Hunt@MenaceSoccer.com or (515) 457-6034 with any questions.
Menace PDL (Men) and WPSL (Women) open tryouts will occur on Saturday, April 22.