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Detroit Lakes Soccer Academy

Comments from players and parents

Here are some comments from parents involved in the Academy program.


The academy was AMAZING!  Not only did Jaxson love it, but Ryan and I did as well.  He learned so much from you over those few weeks, always coming home showing something new he learned that day.  We will def have him join you again next year if you are running this again (fingers crossed).  Love this program, thanks again for everything..we appreciate all you have done and continue to do for our community."



"My son looked forward to every session.  During his summer league games, I would see him using new foot work skills, I asked him where did you learn that, “from Dan the other night” he would say."



"The one on one attention was excellent!"


A message from Dan

My name is Dan Weiler and I will be running the sessions. I’m a college soccer coach with extensive experience coaching youth players too.  I am the former head coach of Concordia College and director of Cobber Soccer Camps. Currently, I live in Virginia and coach at Christopher Newport University. My wife, kids and I come back to MN for the summer months. 


Each session will take place at the soccer fields behind MN State (meet at the field by the concession stand) and will run from 4-5 pm on the dates below: 


Wed  May 15

Mon May  20

Wed May 22


Wed June 5

Wed June 12

Wed June 19


Players should bring:


- soccer shoes 

- shin guards 

- soccer ball

- water bottle


We will focus most of our time on individual ball mastery and small games. 


Please let me know if you have any questions.  







Dan Weiler
Christopher Newport University
Women's Soccer Coach

3 CAC Playoff Champions ('16, '17, ‘18)
6 CAC Regular Season Champions ('13, '14, '15, '16, '17, ‘18) 
11 NCAA Appearances ('00, '04, '05, '06, '09, '10, '13, '14, '16, '17, ‘18)


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Coached by Dan Weiler

  1.  DL Soccer Club is excited to announce a new program for our youngest players (ages 6-9) called DL Soccer Academy.  This program is designed for families interested in skill development for their son/daughter at the start of their soccer experience.  Academy players will train once or twice per week in May and once a week in June.  All sessions will be coached by Dan.  Players would  also be expected to participate in Mighty Strikers or Summer Soccer.  Schedules will be coordinated to eliminate conflicts.  

This program requires players to be good listeners and eager learners.  Sessions will be structured to teach specific technical aspects of the game in a fun way.  No previous soccer experience is necessary but all players must come ready to listen and learn.  Numbers will be  limited to 20 so register soon.

Program Cost: $50

Dan has extensive experience coaching youth soccer and holds a USSF (United States Soccer Federation) "B" License and a BFUT (Brazilian Futbol Institute) "A" License.  He is currently the head women's soccer coach at Christopher Newport University