Youth Session | 10-14 or Middle School Aged Boys and Girls
14+ Sessions | For Athletes going into Freshman year of High school to College Athletes
Times: GOES THROUGH JUNE
Youth | 5:30-6:30 Mondays/ 5:30-6:30 Wednesday
14+ | 9:00-10:00 Tuesdays/7:00-8:00 Wednesday
PASS Academy- Includes players and coaches from area college, and high school teams As well as former USD Coyote Ben Oberle as head coach leading all programming.
This aspect of the academy focuses on all route running positions including running backs, tight ends and all pass catching receivers. It will focus on the finer parts of the position, including stance and starts, route running, catching, blocking technique, release from line. These technical aspects along with being able to work with teams’ quarterbacks and having mesh sessions will take our local athletes to the next level. “Being a successful WR isn’t all about catching the deep ball, it takes hours of hard work and training to perfect your craft, long balls are made on 1st and 3rd down.”
While working hand in hand with the wide receivers our Quarterbacks need to be leaders not only of the offense but of their entire team. Our Pass Academy will go into detail on again the finer things of the game. This includes: footwork, shoulder placement, and pass fitting as well as coverage reading.
GOES THROUGH JUNE
Wednesdays | 8-9PM
Saturdays | 12-1PM
All Ages: 8-18
RunningBack.U- Includes players and coaches from area college, and high school teams, and will be led by Bishop Heelan, IMG Academy Grad, Purdue Boilermaker and UNI Panther Jack Wegher.
A native of North Sioux City, Wegher led Sioux City Heelan in rushing in 2012 as a freshman with 615 yards and seven touchdowns, before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. At IMG, Wegher rushed for 646 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior, before serving as captain on the team as a senior when he averaged 8.1 yards per carry and 12.0 yards per reception. He enrolled early at Purdue in 2016, and was one of just two true freshman to play during the 2016 season where he saw action in six games on special teams and caught two passes for 37 yards against Northwestern.
Running Back- is a member of the offensive backfield in gridiron football. The primary roles of a running back are to receive handoffs from the quarterback to rush the ball, to line up as a receiver to catch the ball, and block. There are usually one or two running backs on the field for a given play, depending on the offensive formation. A running back may be a halfback (in certain contexts also referred to as a "tailback"), a wingback or a fullback. A running back will sometimes be called a "feature back" if he is the team's starting running back.
FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Starts May 1
6-9U | Tuesdays in May
10-11U | Sundays in May
12U | Saturdays in May
The United Sports Academy is ready to offer flag football to the Youth of Siouxland!
Each day will offer high level information of college, and high school players for 20-30 minutes each session followed by a 30-minute game where we put the rubber to the road. Games will be played 6v6 for 5th-6th Grades (6 teams) on the big field on Saturday Mornings from 12pm-3pm, 3rd-4th grade (6 teams max) games will be played on the Big Field from 9pm-12pm Sundays and finally K-2 (12 teams) will be played Thursday Nights from 6-9 on the smaller fields.
Games will be played with 6 players on each team playing both offense and defense, our staff will do full instruction of each position and teach how to play the position, this is where we will set a standard of excellence on training and coaching. We will also be using our Edge sports performance coaches to help get our kids ready for the game. Each week we will have coaching points and things that we will highlight and teach each game.
Week 1: O-line and D-Line/Stance and Start/Zone Blocking/Pass Blocking
Week 2: TightEnd/Linebackers/Running Backs
Week 3: Quarterback and Wide Receiver/Corner Backs
Week 4: Running Game/Zone Blocking/Pass Blocking/Base 4-4/ 4-3 Defense
Week 5: Special Teams-Punting, Place kicking, Long Snapping