Welcome to
The Escola Academy

The Escola Academy Team Training Program is currently happening for our Academy Teams (age groups 2009 through 2017) and Developmental Academy Players (born in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, AND 2017).

We are currently growing an impressive Developmental Pool of players born in the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, AND 2017, that will also have the opportunity through their development and skill progression to be part of one of our Academy teams for those age groups. These groups will be formed through our Escola Academy Team Training Program that happens Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 730pm at Brookside Park. If you are interested in this popular program, please call or text us directly at 909-810-0011– as there are few spots still available for this training currently.

We currently are looking for additional players for the following age-group teams:

Players born in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

For more details about these team opportunities and how to get involved, please reach out to Director Chris Gaspar at 909-810-0011 or email chris@theescola.com.

Our popular and in-demand (always sold-out) Developmental Training Session 3 on Mondays for youth ages 3 to 16 yrs old ends July 1st. New 4th session starts up on August 12th- call ahead with questions, as these sessions fill up and close well before session starts. Session 4 signups are currently available.

To signup through the City of Redlands, go to http://www.cityofredlands.org/recreation/classes then scroll to find The Escola Academy.  Any questions, you can contact us for more details.

If you are looking for a new journey to help your child with a well-rounded, learning experience, reach out to us with your goals and any questions you have about the enriching environment we can provide your child. Our guidance, teaching, and opportunities to further a player’s exposure and challenge for the next level is not matched by any other organizations in the area- reach out to us to find out why this is simply the truth. Our Academy Team program has team and playing opportunities for youth between the ages of U7 through U16, with a Developmental Academy program, where we train youth starting at age 3.

If you have a child that is interested in joining one of our age group teams and want to have our Academy staff evaluate them for their involvement within our group, send us an email (chris@theescola.com) or reach out via phone/text at 909-810-0011 for more info.

The Escola Academy’s goal will be to form a Developmental League for players born between 2012 through 2017 starting in Spring/Summer of 2025. Focus will emphasize small-sided games learning and competition, anyone who has questions for signup details, contact us for more information. We will organize additional league games in this format consistently throughout 2025.

Our Story of

We prepare the players the way it should be.

The Escola Academy has an open tryout/training approach for any players interested in joining our Academy Teams. If interested, simply contact us via email (chris@theescola.com) or phone (909-810-0011) and let us know some important info for your interested soccer player- name, exact birthdate, possible info on playing history or goals for involvement with our Academy program. Our Academy Team Program has teams and availability for new players to join up with us between the ages of U7 through U16.  Interested in attending tryouts or a specific training date, please call our Director, Chris Gaspar at 909-810-0011 or email at chris@theescola.com for more information on tryouts.

The Escola Academy

As The Escola Academy has been developing, training and guiding players for 35 years, starting at the grassroots level, helping players reach ODP state, regional, and national team goals, collegiate scholarships and play for some of the top academic and soccer institutions the US offers, and all the way to the professional ranks in the USA and other countries.

The Escola Academy continues to develop players of all ages and skills and help educate families about the unmatched qualities and long-term goals of our development/training approach compared to other local, soccer organizations. If you have a child who is looking for a fresh start to their soccer journey, who hasn’t had a proper developmental environment for their soccer skills and progress, feel free to reach out to us and see how we can help. For players and families interested in our next session starting Nov 13th, 2023, call us at 909-810-0011 or email us at chris@theescola.com with questions about The Escola Academy or upcoming soccer training programs.

For Players of all
Skill levels

The Escola Academy Developmental Training is for players of all skill levels no matter team or club affiliation, aged 3 through 18, to learn and improve skills with the only year-round, soccer training-specific organization in the southern CA area. Several discounts are available for our programs so check with us for details. For The Escola Academy- City of Redlands partnership, register for the popular 3-16 Yr Old Development Skills Training & 7 Yr Old-HS Age programs through Community Center, corner of Washington and Lugonia in Redlands (by walk-in or their website at cityofredlands.org – scroll down to “The Escola” to register online anytime OR Walk-in registration Monday-Friday AND Saturday.

The Escola Academy
Developmental Training Breakdown

Level 1

Individual Basic Skills Development for 3-15 Yr Olds (Beginner/Rec players, skill development) (AGE-APPROPRIATE)

Level 2

Skills Advancement Training for 7 Yr Olds through 15 Yr Olds (CONTACT THE ESCOLA for DETAILS)

Level 3

Placement on Escola Academy Teams for Players ages 7 through 15 Yrs Old; The Escola Academy has Teams currently for Players aged 7 through 15 Yrs Old (CONTACT THE ESCOLA for DETAILS)

The Escola Staff will provide initial assessment/evaluation over session timeframe and give feedback regarding Level Placement for players in best training option moving forward.

The Escola
Academy Offers

If you are interested to see what The Escola Academy can offer your child, in terms of a European-based training philosophy and methodology (Portuguese to be specific), and if you are interested in joining up with us for further training AND an opportunity to play on one of our Academy Teams, contact Director-Chris Gaspar 909-810-0011, email at chris@theescola.com for more information.

The Escola Academy Team Program is continuing to grow, with teams forming from years of development under the guidance of our year-round training programs. The Escola Academy is always looking for families and players who are interested in long-term development and progress to join up with our family. If you have children born between birth years 2006 THROUGH 2015 and interested in learning more about our teams or training option for your child AND learning more about the differences between an Academy philosophy of player and team development than that of typical, local soccer clubs in the area, email or call us at 909-810-0011 for more info.

The Escola Academy is currently training ACADEMY TEAMS/GROUPS with players in following age groups: born in years 2008 through 2015 (our youngest Developmental Academy group is players born in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015) AND for our oldest Academy teams with players born in 2005-2008. If interested in joining up with these age group teams, call Director Chris Gaspar at 909-810-0011 or email at chris@theescola.com..

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