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.

 
 

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.

 
 

RISING  STARS

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RELATED:  RISING STARS PROGRAM PAGE

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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.

 
 

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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RELATED:  RISING STARS PROGRAM PAGE

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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