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Try out for Menace Academy


Des Moines Menace Academy tryouts for the 2018-19 season are set for June. We invite boys and girls, born in 2001-2009, who want to be a part of a professionally run, select soccer program.


Please follow these links for more information and make plans to be part of the Menace!


We will host tryouts and field teams at two locations - Des Moines and Grimes. Each tryout date will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and players are encouraged to attend both sessions for their respective age groups.

  • 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)


Please be sure to reference this age group matrix prior to registering.

11U - 12U Boys (Des Moines) and 13U Boys (Des Moines only)
Tuesday, June 5th
Tuesday, June 12th

14U - 15U Boys (Des Moines only)
Monday, June 11th
Wednesday, June 20th

Saturday, June 16th

16U - 17U - 18U/19U Boys (Des Moines only)
Tuesday, June 19th
Tuesday, June 26th


11U - 12U - 13U - 14U Girls  (Grimes only) 

Tuesday, June 5th
Tuesday, June 12th


Please contact Lyle Hunt or Tomas Boltnar with any questions.

Evan Janssen:     |     Tomas Boltnar:


ABOUT THE MENACE ACADEMY: The Des Moines Menace Youth Soccer Academy provides a fun and challenging soccer environment that allows players to grow as people and reach the best of their soccer abilities.  The academy includes boys and girls teams ranging in age from six to 19.  Players are from all over the Des Moines metro area, coming from diverse backgrounds.  Academy members develop by learning skills and strategies at age-appropriate levels. Youth are exposed to the very best coaching and training on a consistent basis as they grow and mature.

The non-profit Menace Academy is part of the Des Moines Menace – Iowa’s premier men’s and women’s teams. The Menace promotes healthy lifestyles through popular youth programs that also include Junior Menace, camps, clinics and tournaments.

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