skip navigation

U7/U8 Mike Latty Soccer Academy

Spring Registration is Open!

NEW Athletes born 2010-2020. THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR ATHLETES WHO DID NOT PLAY IN FALL 2023. Fall 2023 athletes do NOT need to re-register. U4-U8 Academies will begin the first week of March.

U8 ACademies

* Athletes born 2016 or 2017 (Fall 2023)
* Boys & Girls separate groups
* NO evaluation or tryout
* NO registration fee
* Fall season will begin September 2023/Spring begins March 2024
* Priority registration for Winter Indoor futsal season

What is the Mike Latty Soccer Academy (MLSA)?

The Mike Latty Soccer Academy (MLSA) is the youth development academy at United Soccer Club.  Starting in the Fall of 2015, USC was very excited to introduce this branded program to the North Alabama soccer community that will honor the legacy of the USC Technical Director, Mike Latty, the most successful coach in Alabama Soccer History.

The MLSA is the youth soccer development program at United Soccer Club for boys and girls ages 4-10. It is built on the fundamental teaching principles developed by coach Mike Latty over his illustrious 30+ year career. It is a positive perspective program that focuses on teaching children how to love and enjoy the sport of soccer while being trained by coaches who encourage the positive things they do to succeed on and off of the field.

The MLSA will also offer winter indoor programs and summer kick-arounds. 

USC players are guaranteed to receive age-appropriate instruction from our coaches during all training and game day sessions. Registered players will be offered 1-2 training opportunities per week and 6-8 game dates for approximately 8-12 weeks each fall and spring. 

These age groups focus on individual skill development, footwork, trapping and passing skills as well as individual attacking and defending skills. Introduction into positional play, and team shape. The U8 Academies have two training sessions per week from qualified MLSA Staff coaches.  Travel commitment is extremely minimal, possibly 1 "away" day in Decatur or Cullman. 

The U8 Academy will conclude the spring season with a World Cup Tournament, medals and a closing awards ceremony. 

The Academy will continue to provide a quality club soccer experience and introduce the game to new players in the Huntsville area.  

If you still have questions not answered on this page, contact one of the USC coaches or Coaching Director at info@unitedsoccerclub.org

U7/8 Uniform Package

Once you register, you will receive an email with a jersey number and instructions on how to order your child's uniforms online. 

MLSA Regular Season Information

fall 2023 BIRTH YEAR AGE GROUP PER SEASON COST UNIFORM(S) COST FORMAT FALL SPRING
2016 & 2017 U8 $250.00 ~$135.00 (2 kits) 4v4 & 7v7 Sept.-Nov. March- May

What does the "season cost" include?

Dues to pay Coaches/Directors
Field fees paid to the City of Huntsville ($60 per player)
TeamSnap subscription
Scheduling Fee
"Friendly" referee fees (if applicable)
Equipment/Goal repairs and upgrades

MLSA Winter Indoor Training

winter 2023 BIRTH YEAR AGE GROUP SEASON COST WINTER INDOOR
2016 & 2017 U8 $165.00 December-February

U7/8 Contacts

CONTACT DIRECTOR
Director of MLSA Academy Leonardo Santin santin.leonardo@hotmaill.com
USC Director of Coaching Rusty Campbell info@unitedsoccerclub.org
USC Club Manager Meredith Miller admin@unitedsoccerclub.org


Season Information

Season Information Fall Spring
When is the right time to start club soccer? USC believes quality training from a young age is key to your athlete's success. We feel strongly our Academy program provides soccer training at an affordable price to ensure your child is learning from qualified coaches and staff. We want your athletes to enjoy soccer where ever they play and hope you will choose USC when the time is right for your family whether it be now or in the future. USC believes quality training from a young age is key to your athlete's success. We feel strongly our Academy program provides soccer training at an affordable price to ensure your child is learning from qualified coaches and staff. We want your athletes to enjoy soccer where ever they play and hope you will choose USC when the time is right for your family whether it be now or in the future.
When is Registration? U6 and U7/8: Always open. Email info@unitedsoccerclub.org for more information. U6 and U7/8: Always open. Email info@unitedsoccerclub.org for more information.
U9 and U10: Players will register and attend evaluations in mid-May. U9 and U10: Players will register and set up a time to be evaluated. There are no formal evaluations for spring season.
What is the cost of the MLSA Academy? Please see the table above. Please see the table above.
What is the cost of Uniforms? Varies depending on age group, but expect to pay $45 to $85 for uniforms that go on a 2 year cycle. Varies depending on age group, but expect to pay $45 to $85 for uniforms that go on a 2 year cycle.
When does the season start and end? Usually mid-August through October. Usually mid-February to early March through mid-May.
Where do MLSA teams practice? Merrimack Soccer Complex and John Hunt Park Merrimack Soccer Complex and John Hunt Park
How long are practices? U6 is traditionally 1.25 hours and U7/8 and up is 1.5 hours. U6 is traditionally 1.25 hours and U7/8 and up is 1.5 hours.
When are games? U6 and U7/8: games are traditionally held during weekly training times and Saturday mornings. No overnight travel is involved at these ages. U6 and U7/8: games are traditionally held during weekly training times and Saturday mornings. No overnight travel is involved at these ages.
U9 & U10: games are held on Saturdays, Sundays, and sometimes during the week/training times. Friendlies will be played at Merrimack & Palmer Park and usually one day trip to either Chattanooga or Birmingham per season. Two tournaments held within a 3-hour drive will be selected per season. U9 & U10: games are held on Saturdays, Sundays, and sometimes during the week/training times. Friendlies will be played at Merrimack & Palmer Park and usually one day trip to either Chattanooga or Birmingham per season. Two tournaments held within a 3-hour drive will be selected per season.
How do I pay? Dues can be paid via PayPal, Venmo, cash or check. Details will be sent at the start of the season. Dues can be paid via PayPal, Venmo, cash or check. Details will be sent at the start of the season.