South Central Soccer Academy the premier soccer club on the south side of Indianapolis serving Greenwood, Whiteland and Franklin IN. Come join the fun offering recreational, TOPSoccer and travel leagues.

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Change Team: 

Academy Director - Jody Young

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Licenses: USSF C & USYS National Youth 

As Academy Director, Jody Young provides professional coaching and oversight to all of our Academy Staff. Young brings over 10 years of coaching experience for various ages to the Academy program at SCSA. 
Young began his coaching career while attending college at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL where he earned his degree in Health and Physical Education and played on the Varsity Soccer Team. During his time in Illinois, Young served as the head coach of the varsity soccer program at Wilmington High School and also coached at the club level for various age groups at Southland FC.
Most recently, Young served various roles at High Country Soccer Association in Boone, NC. Young was first hired as a Technical Director and served that role for 3 years. He then filled the position as the Director of Coaching for 1 year. While there, he oversaw the day to day operations of the club and managed all of the youth programming for HCSA. 


Academy Juniors Coaching Staff

Phalo Pietersen

Hometown: Bloomington, IN
Licenses: USSF D 

Coach Phalo joins the Academy staff for the 2018/19 season after 4 years with SCSA in the Rec and Travel programs. After playing for Bloomington High School South, Coach Phalo was a student manager with the IU Men's Soccer team. His coaching experiences include: the JV Team at Bloomington High School South, IU Women's Club Soccer Team, the Academy program at Bloomington Cutters, and SCSA U11/U12 Travel teams. Coach Phalo's passion for the game and player development make him an exciting addition to our Academy Staff. 

Kelsie Carlson

Hometown: Columbus, IN
Licenses: United Soccer Coaches 7v7/9v9 Diploma

Coach Kelsie brings a wealth of knowledge and even more energy to our academy coaching staff. Raise in Columbus, IN coach Kelsie played for Columbus Express growing up and continued her playing career at IPFW in Fort Wayne, IN. After graduating Kelsie returned to Columbus where she began her coaching career. Kelsie is now in her 3rd year of coaching for the Academy program at SCSA. Her experience, knowledge, and energy make her an amazing addition to our academy coaching staff.

Ben Wheeler

Hometown: Greenwood, IN
Licenses: United Soccer Coaches 7v7/9v9 Diploma

Coach Ben is now in his second year with the Academy program at SCSA. Ben has a special place in his heart for SCSA seeing as he has grown up playing or the club and in the area and now gets to give back through coaching in the academy. Ben was a product of Center Grove Soccer Association as well as Center Grove High School. He continued his playing career at Hanover College where he helped Panther win their first conference championship as well as an NCAA Tournament bid. 

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Austin Abbett

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Licenses: Coming Soon!

Coach Austin is entering is joining our Academy staff for the first time this Winter and Spring season. This will be Austin's first season coaching and he couldn't be more excited about it! Although Austin may be new to coaching, he has plenty of experience with the game of soccer. Having played growing up in various leagues, he spent most of his youth career playing with USF Real in Greenfield, IN and his high school career at Warren Central. After graduating Austin continued his playing career at Marian University. Coach Austin brings a wealth of knowledge to our coaching staff and also gives us some expertise on goalkeeping, as that is his natural position as a player. Coach Austin will be working towards his coaching licenses this Winter through USSF. We're so excited to have this new addition to our staff and know he will do a fantastic job developing young soccer players and young men and women.

Dan Priscu

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Licenses: USSF National E

Coach Dan is returning to the Academy coaching staff for the Spring season. When Dan first began coaching at SCSA 5 years ago he was first on the Academy coaching staff, so working with this age group is not new for him. He's excited to get back to his roots and help develop our younger players. Having played soccer growing up, Dan played most of his youth career at St. Francis and continued playing club soccer where he attended college at Xavier. During his college years Dan began his coaching career with some Middle Schools in the area. After graduating Dan joined SCSA where he firs got started in the Academy. After coaching in the Academy for 2 years, Dan moved over to the travel side where he has coached various age groups. He is currently the coach of our U16 Black team and will also be investing time with our Academy Juniors this Winter and Spring.