San Antonio United Soccer Club - Academy

28 TRAINING SESSIONS

9 GAMES PER SEASON MINIMUM

164 GRADUATE EACH YEAR ON AVERAGE 

50% GAME TIME MINIMUM

TRAINING SESSIONS

28 per season +8 more for elite teams

GAMES

9 games per season minimum

GRADUATE TO COMPETITIVE

164 graduate each year on average

San Antonio United Soccer Club - Academy
San Antonio United Soccer Club - Academy

ADDING LAYERS TO THE FUNDAMENTALS

NOW WE WORK

Training and playing in teams with a pool play narrative is introduced, with a focus on pushing and developing players into a more technical and tactical mindset.

 
 
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OUR ACADEMY IS A FANTASTIC PLACE FOR YOUNG ATHLETES TO CONTINUE THEIR SOCCER EDUCATION, WHILE CONSTANTLY CHALLENGING AND DEVELOPING THEIR MIND AND BODY
Developing core technique, game intelligence and passion for the game through our SA United Player Pathway, is the next evolution for our athletes progressing from our Rising Stars program, or heading into our competitive program at U11. 
Our Academy program offers professional soccer coaching for U7-U10 (2016-2013) boys and girls.
 
Players are assigned to team rosters and train as age groups twice weekly.

Our coaching staff follow an established club player development curriculum that places the individual at the centre of learning, with training goals that include individual technique and game intelligence.
 
Small group and team tactics are taught to understand the depth of the sport, however team success is not defined as winning only. SA United teams play a distinct style of soccer, balancing the passing game with 1v1 play, but always aiming for high intensity performances.

From U7 to U10, our players work through a 4v4 and 7v7 training curriculum to prepare them for the move into U11 competitive 9v9 soccer. Written player evaluations are provided every Fall and Spring season. Game days are typically Saturday, with all Academy teams playing at one location as an entire program.
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My son plays on the U9 Boys Azzurri team. They have improved tremendously over the course of the Fall season. The boys improved at a more accelerated rate than any other U9 team in my opinion. The coach has been excellent. He makes it fun and at the same time maintains discipline. Christian is 7 years old and playing up a year!

Academy parent

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My son and daughter have been with SA United for the last 8 seasons. My son is in the U11's and my daughter is in the U9's. Both have made tremendous progress in not only soccer skills, but social skills, teamwork, perseverance, health, critical thinking and strategizing. I love this club and my soccer families. 

Cindy P

Academy parent

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CONTINUING THE PHILOSOPHY THROUGHOUT THE CLUB, WE CONTINUE TO DEVELOP A TECHNICAL, POSSESSION FOCUSED GAME
28 training sessions and 9 games per season, offering challenging and enjoyable player development in a person-centered environment.
Academy players at SA United are immersed into an environment of challenging training and competitive matches. We aim to develop the whole player and person, learning a range of core technique, game intelligence, and experience of the game from all positions and points of play.
Players will always receive a minimum of 50% of playtime for every game to maximize their development.
 
Coaches will rotate players through all positional roles on the field. This method allows them to experience and learn the game from all technical and tactical viewpoints. Using the pool play method we train same-age group teams side-by-side to allow pool training and scrimmage in training.
Pool play is used to share players across teams every game, allowing players to experience more than one game and move across different levels of competition.
Our age groups are developed as an entire group, as we prepare and plan for U11 tryouts and competitive 9v9 soccer in our Junior Program.
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Teams are formed every Fall and Spring season. Players can register for Fall only, Spring only, or Fall and Spring seasons each year.