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Fees & Annual Calendar: Academy Central Division

Academy Division


The purpose of the Academy Division of the ISL is to provide a playing schedule for 9U-10U teams of Iowa Soccer-approved Academy clubs.  The Academy program is intended to help player enjoyment, resulting in increased player retention.  This purpose is at the core of our player pathway and holds true for participation and performance pathways.

  • Scores and standings are not recorded in the Academy Division

Approved Academy Clubs

  • Apex Academy
  • Des Moines Soccer Club
  • DCG
  • GPS Iowa
  • Indianola
  • J-Hawk
  • Pleasant Hill
  • UFA

Current Season Per Team Fees

  • $50 per team league entry fee (billed at start of season)
  • Referee fees are not billed by Iowa Soccer for the Academy Central
    • Participating clubs make their own arrangements for referee crews and handle all game fee details from start to finish
    • In the Academy Central if you have questions about referee fees, please contact the home team club.
  • Field rental fee, if they apply for a scheduled and completed game

Planning: Timeline & Annual Calendar

Spring 2023
  • Administrative (subject to change)
    • Wednesday, February 1 - Registration opens
    • Wednesday, February 22 - Registration closes 
    • Thursday, February 23 - Monday, February 27: Team confirmation and divisional placement process
    • Tuesday, February 28: Scheduling begins
    • Monday,  March 13: Schedule 360 draft review
    • Friday, March 17: Schedule published
  • Play dates (subject to change)
    • April 1-2  (Tentative) 
    • April 8-9 - (bye weekend holiday) 
    • April 15 - 16
    • April 22 - 23
    • April 29 - 30
    • May 6 - 7    League America Festival (Altoona, Iowa)
    • May 13 - 14
    • May 20 - 21
    • May 27 - 28 - OFF
    • June 2 - 3  Reschedule weekend only/not a regular play date
Annual Calendar
  • Spring 2023