Grizzly Soccer Academy 

About The Grizzly Soccer Academy

The Grizzly Soccer Academy is truly a unique and dynamic training experience. The Academy staff is filled with current University of Montana coaches and players, along with some of the best college and professional coaches in the nation. The Academy offers a innovative curriculum developed by Montana head coach, Mark Plakorus, who guided the Griz to its sixth post-season appearance in 2017, in the seven years he has been head coach.  This includes winning the 2014 Big Sky Conference Championship, going undefeated in conference play, and being named Big Sky Conference Coach of The Year!  Coach Plakorus lead the Griz to a Big Sky Conference Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011 and a regular season conference championship and conference tournament final appearance in 2012.  Three conference championships and six post season appearances in seven seasons for the Griz!  Coach Plakorus has the Griz back as one of the premier teams in the Big Sky Conference with their sights set higher.  This curriculum is challenging, exciting, and cutting edge where teaching and learning are the driving forces. We want each individual player to grow and develop to their maximum potential in a fun, motivating and challenging environment.

We are DEVELOPING CHAMPIONS at Montana -- on and off the field. We will pursue greatness by having courage and  a relentless effort to compete -- continually pursuing excellence and improvement in everything we do.  We will always play hard (relentless effort, passion, pride, heart, toughness, courage, anticipation, respect, purpose, enthusiasm), we will play smart (intelligent, disciplined, composed, with integrity and character), and we will play together (team first, selfless, trust, committed, unified). This is our style, and its how we will promote the game and teach those who attend our Academy.

The Grizzly Soccer Academy is designed to help players who are looking to learn, improve their game, and build the confidence to strive to give their best at all times. We not only will provide you with a fun and enjoyable learning environment, but we also will push you to be your best. Our staff is hand chosen for their passion and enthusiasm for the game as well as teaching young players. They also believe each of the players in our Academy can improve. The Academy program not only teaches the tactics and technique of the game, but also gives players confidence and the ability to experiment and take the risks necessary to become a better player.

We want each player that attends our Academy to walk away with the most rewarding, intense soccer experience they have been a part of. We want to have a positive impact on their soccer life!