Academy vs Alliance - Which is the better choice for my player?

How do I know which league to choose for my 9U-10U player? Here are some details to consider:

9U/10U Alliance League

  • 1 practice/week

  • $152.50

  • Parent volunteer coach

  • Practice within Middleton

  • Games within Middleton/Madison West area

  • Friend requests ALLOWED


9U/10U Academy

  • 2 practices/week

  • $302.50

  • Parent volunteer coach with Technical Director running second training

  • Practice within Middleton

  • Games within Middleton/Madison West area

    • Possible travel throughout Dane County for away games

  • Friend requests NOT ALLOWED (no exceptions!)


How do I know which option to choose?!

Is your child willing to play on a team without his/her friends?

  • NO - Alliance
  • YES - Academy

Is your child practicing/playing soccer outside of their normal allotted practice/game time?

  • If they do not show much interest out of current obligations - Alliance
  • If they cannot stop playing – Academy

Is your family willing to commit to an increase in travel/finances?

  • No – Alliance
  • Yes – Academy


Next Steps for the MU 9U/10U Academy Option

  1. Registration OPEN May 1st- May 15th

  2. Attend spring season Pre-Academy Trainings - Academy Registrants ONLY


2012/2013 girls: 5/16 and 5/21 4:30-5:30pm

2012 boys: 5/17 4:30-5:30 and 5/21 5:45-6:45pm

2013 boys: 5/16 5:45-6:45pm and 5/17 5:45-6:45pm