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THE BEGINNING AND THE FUTURE

OUR CLUB GUIDE

Information about our complete club history, achievements, philosophies and much much more is available for everyone to enjoy and browse.

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OUR  BEGINNING

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ORIGINALLY FORMED IN 2005, SAN ANTONIO UNITED SOCCER CLUB HAS CONTINUED TO GROW AND EXPAND ITS REACH ACROSS SOUTH TEXAS
With a simple mission statement and focus, we have continued to maintain our club philosophy and ethos throughout our 17 years of existence. Even in tough economical circumstances we continue to provide all of our members, multiple pathways to continue their children's soccer education. 

Formed in 2005 by the original club founder Jay Sparrow, our focus and goal was set from the very beginning. To provide quality coaching, a methodology, a philosophy and a high level of soccer in the San Antonio area. Being one of the very first clubs in San Antonio to start coaching soccer at a competitive level, we offered players a route into a more competitive mindset, either working their way up through our Academy or being of age to jump straight into our competitive teams.

Over the coming years the club expanded dramatically, moving from the STAR Soccer Complex into our own purpose-built, dedicated Sportsplex. Winning numerous championships, tournaments and having multiple players sign professional contracts, has been fantastic for our members and a club as a whole.

We strive to push the evolution of the game, introducing new ideas and new methods, while always evolving the mindset and education of our athletes.

The mission of our club is to provide a quality, safe and fun learning environment for all young players by employing only the best professional and dedicated coaches that are role models and display sound leadership skills. Our club focus is to be the best grass roots soccer club, offering programs for all players that want to learn, grow and develop a love for the game of soccer. Using our core values of leadership, integrity, growth, respect, character, confidence, hard work and excellence, we provide a creative environment that will instill a lifelong passion for the game.

We embed values into our young soccer players with a quality and safe learning environment, where they can train, learn and have fun playing the game. We strive to provide dedicated professional and educated coaches who will instill a love of soccer in our players, while helping them understand and gain knowledge about all aspects of the game. We strive to provide a creative learning environment; where we will develop good people and soccer players, who using our core values, can translate these into life lessons to enhance a relationship with their community.

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CLUB  VALUES

OUR CORE VALUES
Maintaining our philosophy and core values throughout our athletes development and education.

TRADITION - A commitment to honoring our traditions of doing the right thing by our members and providing everyone involved in the club, exceptional service through all of our programs.

COMMUNITY - A commitment to giving back to our community. Over the past decade we have held our United for Hope tournament, dedicated to supporting our local charities, giving 100% of all proceeds to our chosen charity for that year.

FAMILY - A commitment to taking care of our families and creating an environment that makes everyone feel cared for, welcome and looked after.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT - A commitment to developing EVERY player, regardless of age and level of play. To provide a platform for everyone and help teach life lessons through the game (sportsmanship, competition, respect, work ethic).

OUR PROGRAMS

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SA UNITED OFFERS PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS, BACKGROUNDS AND ABILITY, DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
With soccer programs available for players from U4 to U19 years old, we provide professional coaching throughout the club to everyone. With opportunities to play at higher levels for all players and movement up from all age groups, our programs offer the most diverse options in South Texas for soccer players to develop and learn.

The programs themselves consist of our very youngest players involved and educated in our Rising Stars program (U4-U7), up to our Senior developmental program (U14-U19), with our Academy (U8-U10), Juniors (U10-U13) and our newly introduced Recreational program (open for ages U7-U18), if you want a non-competitive introduction to the game.

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RISING  STARS

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CONTACT POINTS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Our program Director oversees the program itself, our Player Pathway model and our Developmental Staff. Any questions or queries regarding your children and the program can be answered by them.

PROGRAM ADMIN

Any questions or queries about the program, it's training times, scheduling etc, can be answered by our program admin staff. Please contact them for any information you require.

ACADEMY

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ACADEMY | U8-U10
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 U8-U10 boys and girls. 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.

PROGRAM PATHWAY
  • Core technique
  • Game intelligence
  • Pass and Receive
  • Combination play
  • 1v1 attacking
  • Group attacking and defending
  • Building from the back
  • 1v1 defending
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CONTACT POINTS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Our program Director oversees the program itself, our Player Pathway model and our Developmental Staff. Any questions or queries regarding your children and the program can be answered by them.

PROGRAM ADMIN

Any questions or queries about the program, it's training times, scheduling etc, can be answered by our program admin staff. Please contact them for any information you require.

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JUNIORS

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JUNIORS | U11-U14
Learning how to compete as a team, developing as an individual, enjoying the pursuit of excellence.

Our goal is to develop players as decision-making individuals and form competitive teams who can enjoy both success and challenging environments on and off the field.

 

As part of enriching our players cultural experience, our Junior players will also have the opportunities to play abroad in Europe, by utilizing our partnerships with FCN and Travel and Play. Teams from U13 and U14 travel to Denmark and Sweden every year, to spend time with a professional Danish La Liga Club, FCN, before playing at the world's largest youth sporting event, the Gothia Cup.

PROGRAM PATHWAY
  • Advanced technique
  • Team tactics
  • Team attacking
  • Team defending
  • Counter attacking
  • Building from the back
  • Possession v Penetration

CONTACT POINTS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Our program Director oversees the program itself, our Player Pathway model and our Developmental Staff. Any questions or queries regarding your children and the program can be answered by them.

PROGRAM ADMIN

Any questions or queries about the program, it's training times, scheduling etc, can be answered by our program admin staff. Please contact them for any information you require.

RISING  STARS

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SENIORS | U15-U19
Developing the student-athlete for successful high school and college careers in sport and study.

After coming through the SA United developmental journey, players moving into the Senior program now begin to learn about our competition phase and college recruitment process.​ Players will be supported by a full time Program Director who has extensive knowledge of the college game, and who will guide them through the necessary steps as they begin to think about studying and playing at college.​ As part of enriching our players cultural experience, our senior players will also have the opportunities to play abroad in Europe, by utilizing our partnerships with FCN and Travel and Play.

PROGRAM PATHWAY
  • College placement
  • Team tactics models
  • 11v11 systems of play
  • Position specific
  • Counter attacking
  • Switching play
  • Nutrition
  • Strength and Conditioning
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CONTACT POINTS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Our program Director oversees the program itself, our Player Pathway model and our Developmental Staff. Any questions or queries regarding your children and the program can be answered by them.

PROGRAM ADMIN

Any questions or queries about the program, it's training times, scheduling etc, can be answered by our program admin staff. Please contact them for any information you require.

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RECREATIONAL

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RECREATIONAL | U7-U14
Introducing a low-cost program that will provide an environment for every player to participate on a team, regardless of their interest or ability.

Our program provides a fun, creative and non-stressful place to develop not only soccer players, but responsible young men and women.

 

Players will; have the chance to be part of a team and learn how to become an effective teammate, strive to do the best they can while always giving 100% effort, learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle, learn about all aspects of the game, including how to play under pressure and utilize space, learn about tactical decision making, and how to deal with the chaos and ever-changing moments that soccer presents, work from a proven and age appropriate curriculum.

PROGRAM PATHWAY
  • Soccer for all
  • Develop a love for soccer
  • Utilizing our curriculum
  • Enhancing technique
  • Skills
  • Building fitness
  • Socializing with friends

CONTACT POINTS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Our program Director oversees the program itself, our Player Pathway model and our Developmental Staff. Any questions or queries regarding your children and the program can be answered by them.

PROGRAM ADMIN

Any questions or queries about the program, it's training times, scheduling etc, can be answered by our program admin staff. Please contact them for any information you require.

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IDENTITY

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THE EVOLUTION OF OUR IDENTITY AND THE GOLD AND BLACK OF OUR UNIFORMS OVER THE PAST 17 YEARS
We are a soccer club based in San Antonio, South Texas, so why the gold and black club colors you might ask, well, it's a funny story really...

When Jay Sparrow originally founded our club in 2005, the choice of colors that were to represent us and our values was of extreme importance, we didn't want to just blend in with the blues, whites and reds of many other teams around us, we wanted something more striking, something more visibly exciting for our athletes and members to proudly wear, and for other clubs to instantly recognize. And that is where the gold and black came in.

The actual colors came from a very famous British TV show called 'Only Fools and Horses'. It was felt that the gold and black complimented each other very well and that they would stand out from the normal group of colors in that area, something to make the players and our members proud to wear. The gold and black are a signal of strength and respect, something of which our club strives to be known for on and off the field.

Our first ever jersey included our club name and a black logo, due to printing restrictions we couldn't mass produce the original color version so we had to make do with these amended colors. We also had a different original sponsor that later changed to our current sponsor, adidas. 

For an interactive experience of our uniform catalogue, please visit the desktop version of our site and have a peek into our club history of uniforms and their colors.

UNIFORMS

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2022-2024

YELLOW  |  BLACK

A modern, updated twist on last seasons more vivid and bold iteration
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2020-2022

YELLOW  |  BLACK

Featuring our updated club crest and produced during the pandemic
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2018-2020

YELLOW  |  BLACK

The first updated, vibrant club color of our home uniform
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2022-2024

GOLD \ GREY  |  BLACK

A modern, updated twist on last seasons more vivid and bold iteration
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2022-2024
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2016-2018
SA United uniform - 2016
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2010-2012
SA United uniform - 2010
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2020-2022
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2014-2016
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2008-2010
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2018-2020
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2012-2014
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2005-2008
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WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF BEING THE ONLY SOCCER CLUB TO GIVE BACK TO A CHOSEN CHARITY IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Our yearly charity tournament has been running consecutively for the past 9 years. With a mind blowing number raised for various local charities, we continue to strive to give back more and more each year. It is very important to us that our club is closely involved in our community and that we contribute to its growth and charities that need help.

The United For Hope Tournament was founded in February 2011. The goal of the tournament was to create a unique annual event where the soccer community would be offered the opportunity to come together to achieve a common goal 'To Give Back'.

Youth Soccer tournaments have the financial potential to give back to the community that has welcomed our business and helped us grow into the club we are today. Each year we select a local charity to receive a donation of proceeds from the event.

When the tournament was first played back in 2011, we set a lofty target of raising one million dollars for local charities over the lifetime of the tournament. Each year we take a step towards this goal. Thank you for your support.

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DETAILS OF CHARITIES WE HAVE GIVEN BACK TO
We are very honored to have contributed to these selected charities.
2021, Nico's Dream - We are again supporting Nico's Dream this coming year. We wanted to give more to a great cause and didn't think twice about supporting this charity again.

2020, Nico's Dream - A charity dedicated to ending childhood cancers by advancing pediatric cancer research, building community awareness, and supporting childhood cancer efforts.

2019, Roy Mass Youth Alternatives - A charity that has been committed to caring for children in family crisis since 1976. Unfortunately this tournament was rained out, but we still had members who wanted to give back.

2018, St. Judes Ranch for Children - A charity that provides hope and restoration for children who have been affected by trauma, abuse and neglect.

2017, Kinetic Kids - A charity that helps children with special needs achieve their athletic dreams.
 
2016, American Diabetes Association of San Antonio - An organization that is on a mission to prevent and cure Diabetes.

2015, Children's Shelter of San Antonio - A non-profit organization that provides children who have suffered neglect, abuse or abandonment in San Antonio and Bexar County.
 
2014, American Heart Association of San Antonio - Is an organization that helps San Antonians keep their loved ones and community safe from heart disease and stroke.

2013, The Boot Campaign - A charity that provides life-improving programs for veterans and military families nationwide.

2012, Morgans Wonderland - An amusement park created for children with special needs, Unfortunately the tournament was rained out, but many of the teams still donated to this great cause.

2011, Haven for Hope - An organization that provides shelter and hope for homelessness in San Antonio.
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WITH OUR OWN DEDICATED SPORTSPLEX SPONSORED BY GVTC, LOCATED IN SAN ANTONIO, WE OFFER 8 FULL SIZED 11V11 FIELDS TO OUR ATHLETES AND MEMBERS
Our field address is: 29064 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78260.
We are located in an area of town which is growing substantially, with new housing developments, new schools in construction (Piper Ranch High School), new businesses opening along 281 and the new road construction (fly over) that will link our area to the central locations and 1604 quickly. Due to our location, SA United Soccer Club also draws players in from the Stone Oak area (1604), a thriving community approximately 15 minutes from our complex, as well as reaching Spring Branch and the Boerne areas.
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FIELD NUMBERS / REGULATIONS
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9v9, 7v7, 4v4
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11v11, 9v9, 7v7, 4v4
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11v11, 9v9, 7v7, 4v4
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11v11, 9v9, 7v7, 4v4
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11v11, 9v9, 7v7, 4v4
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11v11, 9v9, 7v7, 4v4
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11v11, 9v9, 7v7, 4v4
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11v11, 9v9, 7v7, 4v4
Our club field policies and regulations. For safety reasons, prohibited items include but are not limited to:
Alcohol, drugs, chemicals, illegal substances or any paraphernalia associated with drug use. Fireworks or any combustible devices. Obscene or offensive material. Animals (except service animals). Weapons of any type, including chains, knives, firearms and spiked jewelry. Any other item deemed unacceptable by event or complex staff. Speed limit at the Sportsplex is strictly 5mph. No soliciting. Tobacco and smoke free environment (including electronic cigarettes). No swearing or
aggressive behavior aimed at officials, parents or players. Guests found to be in violation of the above policies may face possible ejection or suspension from the GVTC Communications Sportsplex​.
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U15-U19 BOYS AND GIRLS

Players moving into the Senior program begin to learn about our competition phase, while we develop them for successful high-school and college careers in sport and study.

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U5-U7 BOYS AND GIRLS

Developing the very fundamentals of soccer, at the earliest time of a child's development, is crucial in their soccer education. 

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CLUB LEADERSHIP
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TECHNICAL DIR:
ACADEMY DIR:
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DEVELOPMENTAL STAFF
COACHES:
TOURNAMENTS
3V3 BLARNEY BLAST
5V5 SUMMER SHOOTOUT
SUMMER GOLF CLASSIC
CAMPS AND CLINICS
MLK JR. DAY CLINIC
PRESIDENTS DAY SOCCER CLINIC
SPRING BREAK SOCCER CLINIC
CLUB EVENTS
REFEREE DEVELOPMENT
U7-U14 BOYS AND GIRLS

Our Recreational program offers a low-cost, fun, creative and non-stressful environment, to not only develop soccer players, but for every player to participate on a team, regardless of their interest or ability.

U7-U10 BOYS AND GIRLS

Our Academy program is a fantastic place for young athletes to continue their soccer education, while constantly challenging and developing their mind and body.

U11-U14 BOYS AND GIRLS

Our Junior program focuses on our athletes learning to compete as a team, developing as an individual, enjoying the pursuit of excellence in a challenging environment.