Player Age Matrix

Juniors (players must be in that grade or younger)

  • Kindergarten (coed) - born July 1, 2010 or later
  • 1st Grade (coed) - born July 1, 2009 or later

Recreational (players must be in that grade or younger)

  • 2nd Grade - born July 1, 2008 or later
  • 3rd Grade - born July 1, 2007 or later
  • 4th Grade - born July 1, 2006 or later
  • 5th/6th Grade - born July 1, 2004 or later
  • 7th/8th Grade - born July 1, 2002 or later

Competitive (players must be born in that year or younger)

  • 2009 (U8)
  • 2008 (U9)
  • 2007 (U10)
  • 2006 (U11)
  • 2005 U12)
  • 2004 (U13)
  • *2003/2002 (U14/15 - at least half the players must be 2003)

High School (players must be in that grade or younger)

  • Freshmen/Sophmore - born July 1, 2000 or later
  • Junior/Senior - born July 1, 1998 or later

Adult Coed, Flag Football, Open Men, Open Women

  • Players must be turning 18 in that calendar year or older

Over 30, 40

  • Players must be turning that age in that calendar year or older


Hours of Operation

The PlayHouse is open anytime the facility is open and is only $4 for all day. If you plan to bring a big group to the PlayHouse or The Stadium, please call to inform our staff so you can receive proper service: (618) 288-6899. The ‘or later’ below means that our plan is to close at the designated time, but if there is a crowd here, we will stay open later for you!

May – October Hours:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM or later
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM or later
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM or later
Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM or later
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM or later
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM or later

November – April Hours:
Monday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM or later
Tuesday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM or later
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM or later
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM or later
Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM or later
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM or later
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM or later


Martin Luther King Day (third Monday of January): 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM or later
President’s Day (third Monday of February): 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM or later

Easter Weekend:
• Good Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM or later
• Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Memorial Day Weekend (last Monday of May):
• Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM or later
• Saturday, Sunday, Monday: CLOSED

Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May): CLOSED

4th of July Weekend
• July 4th:  CLOSED
• We will post additional hours

Labor Day Weekend (first Monday of September)
• Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM or later
• Saturday, Sunday, Monday:  CLOSED

Columbus Day (second Monday of October): 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM or later

Veterans Day (November 11): Normal hours. If on Monday or Tuesday, we will be open from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM or later

Halloween: Closed after 5:00 PM

Thanksgiving Weekend:
• Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED

Christmas and New Year’s:
December 24th and 25th: CLOSED
• We will post additional holiday hours

What type of shoes should I wear?
We encourage and highly recommend players to use their outdoor shoes when playing on our new turf. Molded plastic cleats/studs will work best for traction and enhance your experience. ABSOLUTELY NO METAL STUDS/CLEATS ALLOWED. Firm ground/hard ground/ artificial ground shoes are perfectly fine as long as there is no metal in the stud/cleat pattern. We strongly discourage the use of traditional indoor/hard surface/flat soled shoes due to possible loss of traction.
How long are rental times?
Rental times are five minutes less than the total time allotted. This allows for a smooth transition between field activities. For instance, a one hour rental provides you 55 minutes on the field. An hour and a half rental provides you with an hour and 25 minutes on the field.
What is your policy for player sharing during youth games?

Player sharing is discouraged but allowed based on the following 3 rules:

  • Every player must be rostered on ONE team
  • Players must be from the same club
  • We recommend players guest playing for teams a maximum of 2 games per session
Is there a membership fee to play on a team?
No. Your only fee is the league costs for your team.
Do we have to pay the referees at the games?
No. Referee fees are included in your team’s league cost.
Do you provide T-shirts for teams?
We only provide t-shirts for TSA House Teams. We do NOT provide t-shirts for all other teams.
What if our team cannot attend a game that is scheduled?

If schedules are already completed for the season, you may request a schedule change if your situations meets the following 3 criteria:

1. The game is more than 72 hours away
2. The conflict affects at least half of your players
3. The conflict is school or sport related

If it is within 72 hours, you will receive a 6-0 forfeit. If your situation meets all 3 criteria, you may complete the ‘Schedule Change Request’ form here.

Do you accept schedule requests?

Yes, if you submit your requests prior to scheduling, we will work around most of your conflicts. To make schedule conflict requests, click here.

In the winter, do you cancel if there is snow or ice?
In the case of inclement weather, please check our website home page, Facebook page or you can call us anytime @ 618.288.6899.
When did the facility change from The Game to The Sports Academy?
In February of 2010, the facility went under new ownership and changed names, as well as management.
How do register a team for a league?
Click here. Then, find the desired division and click ‘Register Online.’
Can you help an individual player find a team?

Yes! We love helping beginner and experienced players a team. Click here.

When I try to sign up online, it wants me to pay the full amount. Do I have to?
No. You can click on the dollar amount box at the bottom of the sign up page and change it to whatever you like. We do, however, require a $100 deposit for youth leagues and $50 for adult leagues.
How do we get our schedule?
Click here to view the Schedule and Standings.
Are the referees TSA employees?
No. We have outsourced our referee team to Dan Lusicic. He does all scheduling of referees and they are required to be certified and dress appropriately — adding professionalism to your experience at TSA.
Do you serve food, drinks and beer?

The Stadium Sports Bar & Grill is located inside of The Sports Academy and is a full service bar and grill. The Stadium Sports Bar & Grill provides a wide variety of food from nachos to cheeseburgers and wings to pizza. The Stadium also has a large variety of beer and liquor along with sodas and ICEEs. Click out our menu here.

What is the large play set in the lobby?

Kids love our PlayHouse. It is only $3 for a bracelet that is valid all day.

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