The WNY Flash Academy provides a professional, organized and accomplished player development program that works with committed players to develop their soccer talent and provide the platform from which they can flourish at the college level, and beyond. The Flash Academy is the next level training path that guides players and teams in to the highest levels of soccer in the United States.

The WNY Flash Academy develops each player in line with the unique WNY Flash Methodology, while using the US Soccer Curriculum as a guiding document. The WNY Flash Academy provides players the opportunity to learn and grow in a highly focused and motivated, yet fun, environment.


WNY Flash Academy Levels of Play:

Boys: Elite Clubs National League U14-U18 // US Club Great Lakes Alliance (GLA) //  NYSWYSA Thruway League // BWNYJSL

Girls: Elite Clubs National League U14-U18 // US Club Great Lakes Alliance (GLA) //  NYSWYSA Thruway League // BWNYJSL

WNY Flash Academy Ages:

Boys: 8 to 19
Girls: 8 to 19

WNY Flash Academy Season Length:Varies by Age & Level of Play

U9 to U12 – September-June/July

U13 to U19 – August – June (modified schedule during HS Season for HS age groups)

WNY Flash Academy Tryouts:

Tryouts for the WNY Flash Academy are held each summer, typically at the end of June or early July.

If you are interested in joining the WNY Flash Academy, please contact us immediately as we evaluate and place players year round if they are a good fit for our program:

Ages 8 to 12 – Eric Dade, Jr. Program DoC, edade@wnyflashsoccer.com

Boys ages 13 to 19 – Regan Steele, Boys Director of Coaching, rsteele@wnyflashsoccer.com

Girls ages 13 to 19 – Rob Jackman, Girls Director of Coaching, rjackman@wnyflashsoccer.com


The WNY Flash Jr. Academy is a soccer training program for young players, aged 4 to 9, which offers the building blocks of technical proficiency and basic tactical understanding. The Jr. Academy curriculum is designed to encourage a love for the game, positive training habits and the teamwork skills needed to progress through all levels of youth soccer while having fun.

Jr. Academy Ages:

Boys & Girls: 6 to Under 10

Jr. Academy Season Length:

Fall Season – Mid September to Early December – 11/12 Weeks

Spring Season – Early March to Late May – 11/12 Weeks

The Jr. Academy seasons are independent of each other; you register for each season separately.

Jr. Academy Tryouts:

There are no tryouts for the Jr. Academy. This program is open for any interested player. Players are grouped initially by age (5 and 6 year olds, 7 and 8 year olds, 9 and 10 year olds) and then by ability where necessary for training groups and games. Registration will open during the current season, for the next season and registration links will always be posted here… click here

If you miss the start of a season, please contact Eric Dade and he will be happy to add you to the program if numbers allow.

For more information on our Jr. Academy Program click here, or contact edade@wnyflashsoccer.com



Colton Bly is the WNYF Academy Camp Director. WNYF Academy Camps are typically scheduled at various times throughout the year including, winter, spring break and summer, and we offer specific camps including:

Fun Day Camps – Ages 6 to 14 – Designed for any level player to enjoy the game and being active.

Elite Player Development Camps – Ages 11 to 19 – Designed for serious soccer players with a focus on technical development and small sided games.

GK Camps – Ages 8 to 18 – Designed for all levels of GK. GK’s may be grouped by age and/or level

College Preparation Camps – Ages 16 to 18 – Designed to prepare high level players who plan to attend and play soccer in college, for their first pre-season at the collegiate level, over the summer holidays after their Jr. and Sr. years of HS.

To see the schedule of camps for 2019 and beyond, and to register for a WNY Flash Academy Camp, click here.

Colton can be reached directly at cbly@wnyflashsoccer.com



For upcoming camps and clinics at Sahlen Sports Park, please click here.
For additional soccer training at Sahlen Sports Park, please click here.

For more information on WNY Flash Academy programs, please contact rmeier@wnyflashsoccer.com.