OPRF Alliance

Young Players Academy


Welcome to Registration for Young Players Academy!

Coach Luis with young team (now high school boys)

Welcome to Registration for Young Players Academy!

Alliance Training and Friendly Games Academy for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Players


Coached by Luis Aguilar-Lopez

What is the Young Players Academy? This team is intended as a jumping off point before travel and provides all of the benefit of travel, including high level training year round, winter indoor competitive games, friendly games against other clubs with minimal travel to games. A regular travel season would also include 8 games in the fall and 8 games in the spring, 4 in each season are traveling outside of Oak Park to get there. This team will not do that in its first year. The plan is to grow in skills, introduce the kids to higher level soccer skills, play indoor competitively and be ready for travel the following year.   

Young Players Academy Includes:

  • June summer clinics
  • Summer club wide scrimmages;
  • August pre-season training (one week, 1.5 hours each day);
  • Fall training (2 x a week) beginning at the end of August and through end of October;
  • Winter training (1 x a week at least);
  • Winter indoor games (Westmont Yard);
  • Spring training (2 x a week) beginning in middle of April (weather permitting) and through middle of May;
  • Multiple friendly scrimmages within the club (against 2009/2010 boys and girls);
  • Several friendly games against other club teams, minimal travel as these will be arranged with nearby clubs in other communities;
  • Uniform included (1 jersey, socks, and shorts).

What to Expect: This is a training team that will train exactly the same amount as a team playing in leagues, however, it will not be playing league games in the fall and will focus on training, meshing as a team, scrimmaging and playing some friendlies against other clubs. By winter, this team will enter in to regular winter league play for indoor games. In spring, it will return outdoors for spring training and scrimmages and friendly games.


Please direct questions to:

Regina Ripley


Regina Reipley