TBAYS Academy School of Excellence Program



Sunday Soccer Friendlies are for kids ages 8, 9 and 10 from the School of Excellence player pool Boys & Girls who aspire to play at the highest TBAYS level on a North Storm travel team.

What are the Soccer Friendlies? 

A “Friendly” is a soccer term that means a competitive but fun game. TBAYS has partnered with our friends from Cadillac, Leland, Elk Rapids, Gaylord and Petoskey to showcase U9 boys and girls and provide the opportunity to play in an environment that focuses on developmental skills with teams from around the area.

Who is eligible to take part in these ‘friendlies’?

Any player who desires to showcase their skills and knowledge in the Sunday Soccer Friendlies is eligible to play as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Their birth year is 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • They must bring a ball and water bottle
  • They regularly attend TBAYS’ Wednesday night Academy School of Excellence-Training Sessions
  • Are willing to get better technically, improve their soccer IQ with a smile and ready to participate in training
  • And they must wear their School of Excellence jersey to practice

Cost: $30.00 for 6 training sessions and games in Spring 2017

Dates: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, June 7

Practices 5-6PM Wednesday Nights

Academy School of Excellence Training Sessions is at the TBAYS Keystone Fields

Meet at the Concessions stand; training will take place on Juniors grids.


Sunday May 7th 1:30pm

Sunday June 4th 1:30pm


Sign your student up
for the School of Excellence

Who do I contact if I have questions?

The point person for this program is Director of Soccer Operations: Henry Aiyenero. Feel free to contact him by email at soccer@tbays.org or call 231-220-9248 Ext 102

School of Excellence Coaches

Head Coach:
Henry Aiyenero

Jose Luis Ragel
Amanda Field
Jeff Dorsch
Ryan Rosero
Taylor Vancil
Leo Dion