Sports Academies

Youth sports participation should be a right, not a privilege. 7 out of 10 children with family incomes over $100,000 play sports compared to 3 out of 10 children whose families earn less than $25,000 (Aspen Institute). We created our Academy programs so that as our athletes get older they can continue to have fun, play in an inclusive environment, and further develop their skills without finances becoming a barrier to their participation. Nationally, less than 8% of youth soccer players and only 10% of youth baseball players identify as Black. We believe that youth soccer programs should reflect the diversity of our city.

• Location: Columbia Parc, 3871 Duplessis Street

• Cost: Families can choose whatever fits their budget from $5 – $150 (no hidden costs)

Soccer Academy

We welcome all players regardless of their skill level. Families can choose between our Recreational (Rec) or Club pathway.

  • Rec: ages 7-12, practices on Thursday from 5:30-7:00, games on Saturdays at 3:00 or 4:00
  • Club: ages 7-8, practices Wednesday 5:00-6:30, league games on Saturdays in St. Charles Parish
  • Club: ages 9-10, practices Wednesday 5:00-6:30, tournaments throughout the season

Basketball Academy

There are plenty of leagues and travel teams in the city, but our program is focused more on player development and developing a love for the game. We will offer a Recreational pathway in the fall of 2022 with plans to add a Club pathway in the spring of 2023.

  • Rec: ages 7-12, practices on Tuesday from 5:30-7:00, games on Saturdays at 12:00

Baseball Academy

Our athletes acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to build their confidence and create a foundation for future success. Families can choose between our Recreational (Rec) or Club pathway.

  • Rec: ages 7-10, practices on Tuesday from 5:30-7:00, games on Sundays at 2:00
  • Club: ages 7-8, coach pitch, game schedule determined by the Little League of New Orleans
  • Club: ages 9-10, kid pitch, game schedule determined by the Little League of New Orleans

Flag Football Academy

Our program focuses on developing a love for the game. We are offering an Intramural pathway in the fall of 2022 with plans to add new pathways in the spring of 2023.

  • Intramural: ages 8-9, friendly 5 v 5 games with the coach as QB, Thursdays from 5:30-7:00
  • Intramural: ages 10-12, friendly 7 v 7 games with kids as the QB, Thursdays from 5:30-7:00