The Academy Advisory Board ("AAB") will schedule Academy Play Dates regionally across the state during the course of the year. In addition, LSAP Academies will be invited to enter teams in the Bob Abbott Cup as a year-ending event. The cost of the Jamborees shall be kept to a minimum with the intent to cover costs to the host club only.
Below are the LSAP Events scheduled thus far for 2020-2021. The LSAP Clubs attending are shown with the Host Club listed first.
September 20, 2020
September 27, 2020 Coquille Park, Covington
October 11, 2020 Spartan Fields, Slidell
November 1, 2020 Cargill Park, Shreveport
February 28, 2021 Chappapeela Sports Park, Hammond
March 7, 2021 Moore Park, Lafayette
April 4, 2021 Pelican Park, Mandeville
April 17, 2021 The Bob Abbott Cup (site to be determined)
While adherence to US Soccer Player Development Initiatives (PDI) is paramount in all LSA programming and events, coaches and clubs are encouraged to be innovative as well. The PDI is the default for all activities. Participating LSAP clubs can alter activities upon agreement. Examples of such innovations are playing smaller sided games (4 v. 4), scrambling player pools, or playing with kick-ins.