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Welcome to Haaskivi Soccer Academy located in Sarasota, Florida.

Tampa Bay & Southwest Florida's Elite Soccer Academy.
Founded by Kai O. Haaskivi in 2014 and offers short-term and long-term boys and girls programs all year round for ages U-8 through U18. Our teams practice up to 5 days a week and play in competitive leagues and tournaments.

Kai is one of the few "A" Youth licensed coaches in the state of Florida.

1984 World Cup Qualifier England vs Finland At Wembley Stadium Kai Haaskivi and Ray Wilkins of England


If you are looking for elite soccer development for your athlete, you've come to the right place. Haaskivi Soccer Academy is a premier soccer development club in Southwest Florida. Located in the Tampa Bay Metropolitan area attracting top local players from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, North Port, and Venice.

Our mission is to develop elite soccer players who want to play at the highest level. We offer our athletes long-term and short-term training programs 5 days a week.  We provide physical, mental, tactical, and technical training, and play a rigorous game schedule against some of the best teams in the country.
Coach Kai become's a Youth National Team Scout
Coach Kai scores goal for Finland against Italy in 1977 World Cup Qualifier
Kai is very honored, humbled, yet excited to join the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Youth National Team Scouting Network as a Youth National Team Scout and help to identify and monitor top talents and assist with the YNT Identification Centers.   

Register for Kai's 
Private Training Program

​Coach Kai scores PK for Finland against England
Kai continues his commitment to young soccer players by offering private training sessions.

Please email [email protected] to reserve your private training 
Coach Kai obtains first ever USSF Youth "A" Coaching License
​Coach Kai scores 6 goals for the Edmonton Drillers in the NASL Finals

Kai Haaskivi and Haaskivi Academy is in partnership with the Sarasota Spartans Soccer Club.

Kai is currently coaching the Spartans Boys U11 & U13 squads and is providing a unique opportunity for the area's top players to be immersed in a demanding environment of elite training.

For more information on the Sarasota Spartans Soccer program please visit  http://www.sarasotasoccer.com