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"Being here in this environment is nothing I ever imagined. Surrounded by my team, the level of talent from across the country, and seeing all the coaches lined field to field... I just can't believe it. I feel lucky to be a part of something so special. I won't forget this feeling as long as l live." - Sporting Nebraska 2008 player at the 2023 Winter Showcase Norco, CA

In less than a year our Sporting Nebraska teams have built a solid foundation in the Midwest Girl Academy Conference. Going into the end of the season we have three teams looking to make the Champions Cup this summer. At the Winter Showcase our teams went 7-3-2, playing against some of the best teams across the country and with over 65 college coaches in attendance (with repeat staff). The National Talent ID selection is this February where player nominations begin shortly.


The Girl Academy continues to grow and thrive as a leading national platform for women's soccer. As they grow, we grow. That is why we will begin our early player identification process this January and February for the 2024-2025 season. All sessions are FREE and open to all players regardless of state or club affiliation. We will offer both group and individual player assessments.

Who should attend:

  • Birth years: 06/07, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (player evals for 2012 will begin after spring '24)

  • Players looking to play some of the top teams in the Midwest

  • Players looking for amazing college exposure

  • Players wanting to play on a highly competitive team with like-minded players

  • Players wanting the opportunity to attend national showcase events with 300+ college coaches

  • Players looking to pursue a pathway to college

*Note for all high school players: once high school season begins, we follow the "no contact" guidelines set by the state. 

Group Sessions - TIME CHANGES

January 15th

Omaha Sports Complex, 14706 Giles Rd. Omaha, NE 68138

Please show up 30 minutes prior to the start time.

5-6:15pm - 2011 & 2010

6:15-7:30pm - 05/06 & 07

7:30-8:45pm - 2008 & 2009

*Current Sporting Nebraska FC player do NOT need to register for these events.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dani Pappas:

The Girls Academy is registered through USSSA, which means our evaluation periods and recruiting are not restricted by USYS or US Club guidelines. This also means that players are open to attending camps, training sessions, and evaluations with our teams. As a courtesy to other clubs, we recommend players communicate with their current club affiliation and be open/honest about their decision to come to one of our events. In addition, Sporting Nebraska FC has relationships with clubs in our community as well as in other cities and states to offer opportunities to players to dual play. For more information, please contact our director below.


The Girls Academy (GA) is the leading youth development platform for the best female soccer players in the United States. The GA is the only national youth soccer platform that represents the collective vision of member clubs and actively engages the voice of players to take real ownership in the GA. This collaborative philosophy creates a culture guided by a shared set of core values, which produces an unparalleled experience uniquely designed in the best interest of the players. The GA embraces the desire of club members and GA players alike to maintain an unrivaled standard of excellence in coaching, competition, and regional and national showcase events throughout the year. Lastly, the GA is committed to cultivating an environment that empowers each player to reach their best potential as an exceptional athlete and human being. Learn more about the GA:


SNFC will field six GA teams, including U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U19 teams that train 3-4 times a week and play a nationwide schedule in the Mid-America Conference. Trainings follow a structured curriculum.

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U13: Head Coach, Ben Liesveld

Assistant, Neil Hope 


U14: Head Coach, Luke Baxter

Assistant, Devin Frisby


U15: Head Coach, Josue Rivas

Assistant, Luke Baxter


U16: Head Coach, Neil Hope

Assistant, Maureen Thomson


U17: Head Coach, Alex Mason

Assistant, Robby Maloney 


U18: Head Coach, Luke Baxter

Assistant, Josue Rivas



  • 3-4 practices per week with video sessions during the outdoor season, August - October & March - June, then sessions will move indoors and fluctuate based on periodization

  • Girls Academy teams train at Millard Star & Papillion Landing

  • Each team will play approximately 15 - 22 league games, including games at National Showcases

  • Strength & conditioning 2x a week with Warren Academy

  • GA teams train for 10 months, except for high school level teams

  • HUDL for teams

  • VEO/HUDL Game Recordings

  • Athlete Foundry - college bound assistance

  • Techne Futbol

  • Individual Player Development Plans (IDP)

  • Exposure to over 200 college coaches at showcase events 

  • Exposure to US Youth National Team scouts/coaches


The 2023/24 season will be the first year of the uniform cycle (two years). Everyone will need to purchase the uniform from Soccer Master. Once teams are formed, managers will send out information on required items to purchase and how to order.

*Uniforms are an additional fee that is paid every two years.


$2250 per year

Summer Camp: $125


Estimated Fall team fees:

U13-U14: $275

U15-U19: $275

Includes: Coaches travel fees (league games), team supplies, extra field rental (if needed)


Estimated Winter team fees:

U13-U14: $0

U15: $150

U16-U19: $200

Includes: Coaches travel fees (GA Winter Showcase), SNFC College Search event (U16+), team supplies, extra field rental (if needed)


Estimated Spring-Summer team fees

U13-U14: $400

U15-U17: $150

U19: $0

Includes: Coaches travel fees (league games, Spring Showcase for U13-U14 and GA Summer Showcase/Playoffs), team supplies, extra field rental (if needed)

**Additional team fees could be incurred by some age groups depending on an extra events, indoor leagues, etc...

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