The United Academy/U-23 Training Program is designed to cultivate a strong learning environment and to give elite athletes an opportunity to increase their overall skill, athletic ability, knowledge of the game and to work within a professional team atmosphere.
United Academy is a training program for athletes aspiring to play collegiate level soccer and beyond. The program provides players with an opportunity for high-level professional training within a private setting. Players are exposed to current/former collegiate athletes as well as licensed coaching staff.
The 12-week training program runs from the first week of May and concludes in July. Program topics include: technical skill, tactical awareness, health management, leadership, college preparation and other related topics. United Academy players will have an opportunity to train with the United first team as well as have the opportunity to work their way in to the first team roster. A typical week includes three evening training sessions at the club’s home field at Northlake Christian School in Covington, Louisiana. The United Academy program has its own dedicated, licensed head coach.
Northshore United is pleased to announce Paul Shenton (pshenton) as our United Academy head coach. Coach Paul is currently the Director of Coaching for St. Charles Soccer Club as well as the varsity boys head coach at Vanderbilt Catholic School in Houma. He holds a USSF B, UEFA B coaching license and has experience as a coach with Louisiana ODP. He has also achieved many other certifications and licenses in over fifteen years of coaching. A native of England, Paul played for Manchester Metropolitan University in Cheshire and for Dudley Town FC in the West Midlands.