The UA Soccer Academy was founded in 2009 to provide summer camps, group and individual instruction in soccer skills.

In the fall of 2011, the UA Soccer Academy expanded to include, soccer skills training opportunities, and opportunities to play on our various academy teams!

These services have a common thread… helping the youth of our community learn the game of soccer, so that they can improve their game to their highest level and to enjoy the game for life.  In the long run, this will help improve our High School teams and enable them to continue the excellence in sport tradition here in UA.

Mark Wise is the director of the UA Soccer Academy, LLC. He is the owner of the Columbus Eagles FC Women’s soccer team, which is a member of the Women’s Premier Soccer League and was the head coach for four years. He has also coached High School teams at Westerville South High School, Upper Arlington High School and Reynoldsburg High School.

Mark holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National B coaching license, a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma and a NSCAA goalkeeping I Diploma.  He has 19 years High School coaching experience, and has over 24 years experience coaching club soccer. He has also been a State Olympic Development Program (ODP) state coach for several years.