Forge Developmental Academy

We Are About: World-class development, research & education. We are not about shiny uniforms, buildings & materials.

Purpose: To provide moving human excellence & joy in sports & life.

The Problem to Solve: Combine traditional-research-innovation to accelerate all player development to new levels.

National Center of Excellence Program - Unmatched: Value - Environment - Development. Click Here for more info.

Forge Academy Developmental Teams - 2025 - Click Here To Register


  • What to Expect: joy, development, character, value
  • Forge Developmental Academy Objectives: Click Here
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  • Who: Players ages 9-16, ready to train a) in a high-level academy b) positive environment c) pursue maximum growth d) respect the process of work, education & grit. Expectations & Standards: will all be shared with all accepted players.
  • Teams: Forge Developmental Academy players register for a player assessment based on age & ability. We offer a spot to players that are ready to train, communicate to players that are not ready yet, and open the waitlist. Teams are formed at 4 levels/ages (basic 9-10, intermediate 11-12, advanced 13-14, select 15-16). Note - 1: since we are usually on the waitlist, additional teams will be offered to train during other days. Note - 2: for players not ready yet but very close, we will offer a simpler option of just 1 day a week training (no play).
  • Season: Forge Developmental Academy season includes two sessions, a 2 months winter session & a 2 months summer session. Each session includes 9 trainings (1 x a week training), 7 smart ball tournaments (very creative & developmental conditioned games), fitness sessions, social emotional training, uniforms, teamsnap, admin, etc. Added Value: players will be offered weekly street play (joy & creativity), and other initiatives. In addition, we will offer teams OPTIONAL, spring training & play, winter futsal league and other opportunities.
  • Location: Training takes place at 110 N Gammon Rd, Madison, WI 53717. Tournaments/labs take place at either 155 Braun Rd, Oregon, WI 53575 or 411 Prairie Heights Dr, Verona, WI 53593.
  • The Blue Talent Program: Forge Developmental Academy players are automatically part of "The Blue Talent Program," a long term initiative to develop players that develop a) love and joy for the game, b) fantastic individual and collective qualities, c) character & highest standards towards the beautiful game. We will share more details with members.
  • Our Motto: “Forge ECU" (Every situation is alright, Courage to persevere in the face of impossible odds, Unity above all).

Program Includes: All facility fees, coaching fees, referee fees, fitness training, social emotional training, uniform, player evaluation, sport psychology (older players), character development, TeamSnap, admin, other.

We are a Club Neutral Program: No conflict with club soccer, we provide top developmental opportunities, you continue with your soccer club.



“You cannot dream yourself into a character;
you must hammer and forge yourself one.”

— James Anthony Froude —