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Regular Season Spring 2017
Spring 2017 x Regular Season
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The coaches and staff of the Rock Run Soccer Club would like to thank all the kids, parents, relatives and friends for making this another successful Academy session.  We could not of done it without everyone's hard work and support!!

Spring 2017 Academy Registration has ended!

Registration for the 2017 Spring Academy has ended.

Sessions will be from 5:45pm to 6:45pm on Wednesday evenings starting on April 12th for 7 weeks.  


The Rock Run Youth Developmental Soccer Academy provides area youth with a soccer program unlike any other in the Rockford area. A unique combination of skill development and instruction supervised by licensed coaches gives Academy participants a very meaningful soccer experience.

This developmental program is specifically designed to teach fundamental soccer skills to players (and parents), and to help them understand and enjoy the game of soccer. Making new friends and learning sportsmanship are cornerstones of the Academy. Our unique program provides:

Skill Training

Whether dribbling, shooting, passing, or other skill, we concentrate on one soccer skill per week under the supervision of a certified coach. We feel this is the best way for kids to understand and improve in the essential techniques of the game. As weeks progress, Academy participants build on the experiences of past sessions. It is our goal that by the end of the program, all participants will have improved their skill level and their understanding of the game.

Weekly Games

Following skill training, participants play in games so they can put into practice the skills they have worked on that week. Our licensed coaching staff and Rock Run Soccer Club players monitor all games. Our games are fun and give players the opportunity for personal accomplishments.

Awards Ceremony

We conduct an awards ceremony on the last night of the program. Your child will be recognized by our coaches and club players for their completion of the program. We believe each child needs to be rewarded for their accomplishments and commitment.

Coach Frank Horvat developed and helps supervise the Academy Program. Coach Horvat is the Head Coach for Rock Valley College’s Men’s Soccer Team and formerly coached at Rockford Boylan High School and Northern Illinois University. Coach Horvat is currently on the Illinois Olympic Development Program Staff and carries a National “B” Soccer Coaching License.


  • Uniform t-shirt, shorts and socks provided
  • Wednesday evenings (5:45pm to 6:45pm) April 12 through May 24
  • Must be at least 6 years old by April 1, 2017
  • Location: Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL
  • Limited to the first 120 players
  • Practice and game on the same day, half hour each (7 sessions)
  • Academy open to ages 6 – 11 (K-5th grade)

Please make sure your child has the following at each session:

  • Uniform (shirt, shorts and socks will be handed out on the first night)
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing (sweatshirt, etc. to be worn under uniform)
  • Outdoor soccer shoes (or tennis shoes)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle  
  • Soccer Ball
    • Size 3:  Ages 6-7
    • Size 4:  Ages 8-11

Please email with questions.