SGA u7-13

The Soccer Genome Academy program is the primary platform by which we teach players the foundational principles of soccer. SGA is centered around a functional, progressive training curriculum that focuses on principles of play in a functional environment. Each component of SGA will build off the previous lesson. Sessions will progress from foundational technical skills to intricate tactical concepts. From week to week, players will learn the technical and tactical principles of play that will be immediately applicable whether they are playing at home, at the playground with their friends, or with their club team. Once a child understands these functional principles of soccer, it will be much easier for them apply their technical skill in a game environment and gain confidence on the ball to complement this newly learned tactical knowledge.

First and foremost, we are soccer coaches that strive to teach the game in the most efficient and most involved way possible. However, we eagerly stress the importance of making sure we teach players about life and how to be solid human beings, as well. We lose and win with class. We play until the final whistle blows.

Please come talk to one of us about the program if you have any questions. The program is designed by Taylor Pilkington.

Why Soccer Genome? We are convinced that every child can reach their potential and flourish as athletes and individuals with the proper communication, instruction, and application of knowledge.

How is this achieved? By providing an encouraging environment that cultivates PRIME (Passion, Respect, Integrity, Maturity, Enthusiasm) in the character of each child through the integration and application of technical proficiency and tactical intelligence.


Taylor Pilkington or Michael Cantrell will be at most Academy sessions. However, when one of these coaches are not available, Noe Puentes, Ryan Bennett or Jarrett Davis will join the group. Our aim at Soccer Genome is to have at least two coaches in groups of 10 or more. We feel that this is necessary in order to truly commit time and attention to each individual player. We will find areas of need in each player so please feel free to come talk with us about this and we will be able to communicate these areas to you along with ways to improve. Our main goal at Soccer Genome is to instill a love and passion for the game that runs deep in each of our coaches. Through the positive attitudes, love of the game and energy of all of our coaches, this feeling will grow and will lead to the best learning environment possible. We feel that this form of learning creates the most growth in each player and we hope that you see this improvement over time.

Player Evaluations

Each player will receive an evaluation every Academy year. Evaluations are for athletes that remain in the Academy program throughout the 10 month program. A form will be sent towards the end of the year to schedule time for you and your athlete to discuss the progress over the Academy year with one of their coaches.


T-Shirts will be included in the registration fee. T-shirts must be worn at all Academy training sessions. Additional T-shirts are available at the Durant location.

If you have a team that has been previously formed but would like to have SG train and coach that team in the Academy program, please contact

General Structure

  • Tryouts are for new and returning members of SGA
    • Mid-Season Acceptance Available
  • Weekly SGA Sessions will on average, train 4 times each month

  • Each SGA group will have a designated training time and location

  • Each SGA group will be capped at 15 kids

  • SGA groups with more than 10 players will have 2 coaches

  • Tryouts will determine in which group your child is placed. Athletes can be placed mid-season as well

  • Each SGA group will be divided by skill level: Green, Grey, then Blue/Black

  • No games just functional training each week

  • Optional off-season tournaments and futsal leagues

The Process

  • Register below and pay registration fee

    • Registration Fee for those who tried out: $60

    • Registration Fee for those who did not try out: $115

    • SG will email you a time for your child to be evaluated

    • Attend evaluation

    • SG will then send you information about your child’s placement, and the next steps

  • Schedule will be released in early July

    • You can then choose to turn down your spot and avoid the registration fee

    • An email declining your acceptance must be sent to SG within a week to avoid this fee and August training fees

Full Year:

August - May: $75/month

Partial Subscriptions:

August - September: $80/month 

October  - February: $85/month 

March - May: $80/month 

Payment  Information

Option 1: Payment by check. Full payment due upfront. Non-refundable. Made out to Soccer Genome. Brought/Mailed to 9101 Durant Rd.

Option 2: Payment Online. Registration paid below, recurring payments will be set up through Paypal. Automatically drafted from your account each month