The Sunflower Soccer Academy program was created to provide the development to players with high potential and prepare them for the next level. Our academy program supports the development of players that have potential but have not yet acquired all technical or tactical skills to move on to the next level.
The Sunflower Soccer Academy is a great opportunity for parents to seek additional training opportunities for their kids participating in the recreational programs who might see competitive soccer in their future. We feel the academy training sessions will be beneficial for all who choose to participate. We fully believe that to grow the game of soccer in Topeka, we must invest quality coaching into the training sessions our soccer players are receiving. Coaches are highly encouraged to visit and watch the Academy sessions to learn more about this beautiful game themselves. Our hope is that coaches will be able to translate things learned in academy sessions into their training sessions with their teams.
Playing the game of soccer builds many important life skills. We, as coaches and as parents, can help to initiate and to nurture these qualities at a young age. Winning with respect and losing with dignity, becoming a team player and helping a partner in difficulty, demonstrating a commitment to reach an objective, following the rules and respecting authority (the coaches and referees), showing compassion to teammates and opponents, being punctual, disciplined, dedicated and never giving up are some of the qualities we wish to emphasize with our new academy.