Enjoy the academy life and advantages of full-time residency in a safe, controlled environment where the focus is on development as a person, student, and athlete in order to produce a well-rounded individual prepared for the future. Grande Sports World believes in providing an active and regimented daily schedule in order to challenge and strengthen your physical, mental and emotional maturity.

Benefits to Full-Time Residency:

  • Structured atmosphere where you’ll feel like part of a big family of enthusiastic, goal-orientated athletes
  • Resident Advisors, tutors, and campus supervisors readily available to provide a superior campus-living experience
  • Train in an environment that is the highest level of youth soccer in the United States. We are the 2013 USSDA U16 National Champions
  • Fully supported academic development
  • Off-field development – personal growth, life skills, nutrition, recruiting seminars
  • Daily interaction with the Academy coaches who are accomplished former national and professional players and coaches
  • Maximum exposure to college coaches
  • Opportunity to compete against international teams training at Grande Sports World
  • Opportunity to compete for positions and play with the Real Salt Lake Reserve team
  • Abundant sunshine year-round

Your on-campus experience is much like it would be on a college campus. You are paired with a roommate for the school year and live in a comfortable room with ample space to study and relax. The dorms are centrally located on campus, making it an easy stroll to the fields, performance center, study hall, dining area, golf course and creating an authentic campus-like environment. Resident Advisors are available at all times to help with any need that may arise, thus ensuring a safe, friendly and supportive environment.

You’ll begin each day with a balanced, nutritional breakfast in the private Academy dining room located adjacent to your dormitory – as well as hearty dinners and healthy snacks options. Your diet will be closely monitored and addressed as your nutrition is a critical component to your athletic success.

Campus supervisors will also lead directed study halls and life skills classes in the evenings; and most students receive private tutoring or college test preparation. Of course there is also much needed down time, an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate before each new day. A friendly game of ping pong, FIFA tournament or soccer tennis are popular activities.

Weekends may include travel to tournaments, sporting events, practice, homework, or more leisurely trips to the mall or movie theater. There are regularly scheduled field trips to cultural and recreational venues like the Phoenix Symphony, professional baseball, football or basketball games, or nature outings. To become well-rounded citizens, you may participate in regular community service and life-skill learning projects.

After school each day is when the athletic training kicks in. Whether it’s physical conditioning, regimented practice times, classroom training, or one-on-one coaching, the focus is on athletic conditioning and improvement each day.

Campus supervisors will also lead directed study halls and life skills classes in the evenings; and most students receive private tutoring or college test preparation. Of course there is also much needed down time, an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate before each new day. A friendly game of ping pong, FIFA tournament or soccer tennis are popular activities.

Weekends may include travel to tournaments, sporting events, practice, homework, or more leisurely trips to the mall or movie theater. There are regularly scheduled field trips to cultural and recreational venues like the Phoenix Symphony, professional baseball, football or basketball games, or nature outings. To become well-rounded citizens, you may participate in regular community service and life-skill learning projects.