When will I be assigned to a team?
After registration closes, we begin to form teams and divisions based on the number of players, age groups, and any special requests. This process usually takes a couple of weeks. Once complete, your child is assigned to a team, and when you log in to Teamsnap you will be able to see your team name, including roster, coaches, emails, messages, and more.
Do I need to use TeamSnap?
Absolutely! This is the platform we use to communicate with our members throughout the season. We recommend all members download the app and turn all notifications on.
When and where are practices?
Most practices are on weeknights at either a 5:30 or 6:30 time slot. You will typically have one practice and one game per week. These days are set, once all teams have been formed, and volunteer coaches' positions have been filled. Practices and games will be at the Lakeland Prep Athletic Annex fields located at 9651 Old Brownsville Dr.
I want to Volunteer Coach. How do I Help?
Please indicate on your registration form that you are interested in volunteering. If you did not indicate on your registration form but are still interested, Please Click Here For More Information. Volunteer coaching requires no experience, and training is provided.
When are the games?
Games may be scheduled for Saturday mornings/afternoons or during the week. There are typically 7-8 games scheduled. Rainout dates will be announced as needed.
How do we know if fields are open for play?
All field conditions and updates will be made through TeamSnap.
The fields are overseen and maintained by the City of Lakeland & Lakeland Prep. All decisions to open or close the fields are made by the city and the school. If conditions are ever deemed to be unsafe for players or there is a chance of damaging the surfaces, fields will be closed.
Does my child need a uniform? How do I order?
Yes. All Lakeland Soccer players are outfitted in quality apparel. The complete kit includes (1) Dri-Fit RED Jersey, (1) Dri-Fit NAVY Jersey, (1) BLACK Adidas Short, (1) RED Adidas sock, and (1) NAVY Adidas sock. The cost for the entire kit is $49.00 plus tax and shipping. Uniforms can be worn in multiple seasons. This cost is in addition to the registration fee.
All uniforms are ordered online through Soccer.com. Soccer.com is the official provider of all Tennessee Soccer Academy Lakeland Recreational uniforms, equipment, fan wear, and more. All items are available to purchase online through our club store, and shipped directly to your doorstep ready to go. The Club Store is always open, and available to place orders anytime throughout the season. Soccer.com stands behind all of its products and guarantees your satisfaction. All uniform matters such as sizing, delivery, returns, exchanges, backorders, etc, are handled exclusively by Soccer.com. Use the link below to visit the store.
Does my child need any equipment?
We recommend that all players wear soccer cleats and shinguards for practices and games, bring water/snacks, and the appropriate size soccer ball for their age group. Ball sizes are below. Tennis shoes may be worn if needed. Uniforms are required for games but not for practices although many players like to wear them during practice. All other clothing items worn to practice should be appropriate. We do suggest gloves, hats, underlayers, sweatshirts, and pants when the temps are cold.
- Size 3 Ball: 8U, 6U, 5U
- Size 4 Ball: 10U & 12U
- Size 5 Ball: 14U+
What If I lose Something at the fields?
We ask that everyone label all soccer balls, water bottles, and any other belongings brought to practices and games with their name and phone number. Because these are public facilities and open to other members of the community, we can not guarantee those items will be returned, but it will help if an item is found and labeled with the owner's information.
Benefits of Playing with Tennessee Soccer Academy
A positive, fun, and competitive environment where all players have the opportunity to develop an even greater love for the game.
An innovative and progressive curriculum designed for player development that is overseen by an experienced, professionally licensed team of leaders.
Access to specialized skills programming, seasonal clinics, summer and winter camps, and tournaments led by professionally licensed staff.
Beautiful facilities professionally maintained offering safe and high-quality environments for all of our players to enjoy the game.
See Whats going on at Tennessee Soccer Academy
Online registration is now open for the 2023 Spring Recreational Season in Lakeland. The deadline to register is February 13th with the season beginning on March 20th. The Spring season will be back at the amazing Lakeland Prep Athletic Annex fields with beautiful fields, lights, bathrooms, and much more. Don’t miss out! Register Today!
Virtual Director of Coaching (VDOC) is an innovative online platform that provides a comprehensive range of features for administrators, volunteer coaches, and players. The platform connects and integrates the entire team on and off the field, providing training material, coaching guidelines and tutorials, session planning, player education, and much more. All Lakeland volunteer coaches and players will have access to this platform for the Spring 2022 Season.