ISC Academy

Recreational/Beginner Soccer Program For 5U-7U Players
Purpose, Description, and Goals of the ISC Academy Program

The ISC Academy is our recreational/beginner program for 5U to 7U players — held over the course of ten weeks (10 sessions) in both the Spring and Fall each year. Players do not need to have any experience playing soccer to join this program. All players — even those who are not new to soccer — will find that they will make terrific improvement, and also have plenty of fun!

Our program is unique because we provide expert level coaching to all players joining the Academy. In addition to our staff of qualified adult coaches, we also use our high school aged youth players who have completed the entry level US Coaching Course to help coach at the Academy.  Using these energetic and licensed high school mentor coaches really helps the program run smoothly and gives all of the kids more coaching attention.

Why Choose the ISC Academy?
  • In the Iowa City community there are a number of very good soccer programs. However, the main difference between the ISC and most other programs is the level of expert coaching that we offer. If we cannot offer expert coaching to a program or a team, we won’t offer the program, or will limit participant numbers.
  • The Academy program uses ISC’s most experienced and qualified coaches. We take great pride in our ISC Academy program!
  • The ISC Academy program is run by full-time director of coaching, Jon Cook. Jon is a former player, educator, and a highly licensed coach through the United States Soccer Federation. Jon holds both the USSF “A” License and the USSF National Youth License. In addition, he earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Iowa.
  • Please download ISC’s approach to coaching 5U-7U players.
Player Eligibility
  • Players born in the following birth years can participate in the 2019/2020 ISC Academy Program:
    • 5U – 2015 birth year
    • 6U – 2014 birth year
    • 7U – 2013 birth year

For more details and registration information concerning the ISC Academy program, please CLICK HERE.

  • Please contact Diana Arpey at


ISC Academy Coaching Philosophy

Download the ISC Academy Coaching Philosophy at the link below:

ISC Academy Coaching Philosophy and Approach