Founded in 1997 by Bradley University Head Soccer Coach Jim DeRose, the Central Illinois Soccer Academy (CISA) is one of the fastest growing and most successful camps in the U.S., assisting in the development of over 6,000 boys & girls ages 5-7.
The CISA’S total development curriculum is implemented in a focused, contained, and competitive environment without the pressure of wins and losses. To develop as a total player, campers must experience full immersion and repetition in order to successfully transform from a technical player to a skillful player. Technique is the act of performing a task (i.e. dribbling or passing) whereas; skill is the application of performing technique with limited time and space and under the pressure of opponents.
The experienced CISA staff will utilize a variety of fun training methods to assist in the total development of each camper to include individual, small-sided and full-sided methods throughout the week. Whether a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player there is a Central Illinois Soccer Academy camp for you!
The Central Illinois Soccer Academy reflects a philosophy of learning through playing. Whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced player, our staff will help improve your skills and enhance your understanding of the game.
Jim DeRose and the CISA staff will provide frequent feedback during training sessions and give players the opportunity to work on their game during daily, age-appropriate small sided and full-sided matches. READ MORE