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Academy (8U-10U)

Program Overview

The Bavarian Academy Program is designed specifically to progress boys and girls, age groups 8U thru 10U[see table] through the foundational stage of technical development in a fun atmosphere that does not focus on winning as a measure of success. The Academy's emphasis is on training in the basic building blocks of the game (1v1, 2v1, 2v2, etc.). Passion and experimentation are strongly
encouraged. Once admitted, players are welcome to participate for the entire 8U thru 10U curriculum.

  Highlight of activities


  • Fall/Spring: 2x per week - see schedule below
  • Winter: 1x per week
  • Champion's League (optional, no additional fee)
  • Fall/Spring : Approx 8 local games each season
  • Tournaments: 2-3 in SE Wisconsin per year
  • Winter: Futsal League



  • Training with maximum time in contact with a ball
  • Small sided games to increase touches
  • Focus on passing, receiving, dribbling and awareness

2018-2019 Age Matrix

Birth Year Age Group Grade
2011 8U 1 & 2
2010 9U 2 & 3
2009 10U 3 & 4

Questions? Kyle Zenoni

Grassroots | Academy Program Director

Phone: 414-931-9256


The Academy Program is coordinated by Kyle Zenoni.  Kyle oversees all 8U thru 10U teams to ensure a consistency and development in training.  Don't hesitate to contact Kyle with any questions.


Technical development is fluid and changes rapidly at this stage of development. Teams are formed after the first 2 weeks of practice, following coach evaluation.  Coaches are constantly reevaluating and can reassign players throughout the year.
One Academy practice session each week is conducted as a "pool." This is done to allow players to train with multiple coaches and  players. The second weekly practice session is conducted with your player's assigned team in preparation for the weekend's game(s).



outdoor Training schedule

Indoor Training schedule
Jan - apr

  8U Boys

8U Girls

10U Boys



9U Boys

9U Girls

10U Girls




The Bavarian Soccer Club follows the US Soccer Federation player development curriculum. Our club serves our community in developing players to the next level of the pyramid. We field teams in the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) and the Wisconsin Development Academy (WDA).

Kyle Zenoni

Academy Director | 8U Boys Pool

Bavarian: Kyle Zenoni is the Academy Director for the Bavarian Soccer Club. Kyle will focus on the boys and girls programs from U8 to U10, as well as the Grassroots program for players aged 6 and up. Kyle will focus on encouraging the players development and love of the game in this important foundational stage.

Coach: In addition, Kyle is the Men's Associate Head Coach at UW-Milwaukee where he was a 4 year starter for the Panthers. Kyle played professionally in Scotland, Sweden, Minnesota, the Premiership in Bolivia and in the Copa Libertadores (Champions League of South and Central America). Kyle has earned a reputation in the soccer community as a hardworking, smart coach that is well respected by his peers. He's worked with the Youth Development Program in Whitefish Bay, the Milwaukee Kickers, Sussex Club Soccer, the Special Olympics and as an Assistant with MATC. Coach Zenoni has a USSF License: National C.

Personal: Kyle lives in Fox Point with his wife Megan and daughters Aliyah and Audrina.

Champion's League
Similar to Soccer in the Park, each November, players are given an opportunity to participate in Champion's League for no additional fee. This is a FUN "free play" environment for players to develop and self regulate in a small sided game setting without coach direction. Talent is evenly distributed across teams and players are free to express themselves with fear of failure.