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NWI Lions United Soccer Hosting Sign Ups for 2018 Recreational Plus Academy League

NWI Lions United welcomes you to join our Rec Plus Academy Program for the 2018-19 soccer season! Our goal is to develop players to the best of their ability by focusing on skill development, building positive attitudes and growing the love of the game in all our players so they have the passion to play and compete. The Rec Plus Academy Program at NWI Lions United is for players Pre K - 2nd Grade. This program is designed for players of all ability levels from “Beginner – Experienced” who are looking for a positive soccer environment that offers high quality professional training and a clear schedule.

What makes the Rec Plus Academy at NWI Lions United Unique?
Besides focusing on player development, we also focus on coach development. Our professional staff lead all training sessions with assistance from our volunteer parent coaches to make sure the players get the right guidance at these important times of their soccer experience.

At NWI Lions United we desire to have the best coaches available at all levels of play to provide the best experience possible for our players and volunteers.

Competition Platform
The NWI Lions United Rec Plus Academy program features in house competition for Pre K-2nd grade teams.

Team Formation Process and Training Structure
Rec Plus teams will be formed using 2 different criteria. 1) Player evaluations 2) Requests. Forming balanced competitive teams is the goal, therefore not all requests can be met. Evaluations are performed for players after the registration period closes and before each season starts. Players are also evaluated throughout the season by our staff who will attend all games and practices.


  • Crown Point - all games and practices will be held indoors at Sparta Dome (1355 E North Street, Crown Point). Practices will be Friday evenings 6-7pm and game Saturday mornings at 9am or 10am.
  • Portage - all games and practices will be held outdoors at Imagination Glen West (2275 McCool Road, Portage). Practices will be Wednesday evening 5:30-6:30pm and games Friday evenings at 5:30pm or 6:30pm.

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