HERE YOU WILL FIND ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS, OUR PHILOSOPHY AND OUR CLUB
If you cannot find an answer to a question or query you have, you can always contact us by telephone or email or via one of our contact forms on our site. You will find important contact points for your use further down this page.
Too speak directly to one of our Program Directors or Developmental Coaches then please visit our Staff area. If you are looking for information on an event or camp/clinic then please visit our Events area.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why would I choose SA United over other soccer clubs in the city?


We take pride in the fact that our approach is different to the rest. We strive to produce technically proficient players who gain a love of the game. They achieve this by gaining the right experience at the right time in their physical and mental development, such that they can fully explore their potential and expose their talents. A players development is not judged upon their team's win-loss record. We judge all of our players progress based on a measurement of improvement from season to season. Players gain the most out of their experience because our coaches and players incentives are appropriately aligned. We hold our coaches accountable for each individual's development. As a result, the players can thoroughly enjoy their training and improvement from the age of 4 through their teenage years.​ As an organization, SA United are industry leaders for highest quality customer service and customer experience. We set the standard through our club leaders. We are the only soccer club to employ a full-time staff of directors and administrators, who are truly dedicated to player development and growth. We are the largest youth soccer organization to serve the immediate and surrounding zip codes. Our club provides the opportunity for international trips annually, allowing our players to experience other cultures and compete in international tournaments. We have an outstanding track record of player commitments to colleges in all divisions. Our Senior Program Director is your dedicated point of contact for assisting Senior players in their college recruitment goals.




How do I register my child with your club?


SA United provide multiple programs for players of all ages. Registration depends on the age of your child. Players aged U4-U10 have open registration processes, where as players aged U11-U19 must tryout for a competitive team. We also offer a Recreational program for players just starting out or don't want the competitive side of the game right now. Open registration allows young players to join without tryout, allowing them to experience competitive soccer training and learn with SA United despite their variable experience, understanding and ability. Players aged U4-U7 may register for our Rising Stars here. Players aged U7-U10 may register for our Academy here. Players aged U11-U14 must tryout for our Junior program, please visit here for more info. Players aged U15-U19 must tryout for our Senior program, please visit here for more info. Players aged U7-U14 may register for our Recreational program, please visit here for more info.




How much does it cost to play soccer?


Each program from U4-U19 has their own specific fee structure, and once in competitive teams (U11-U19) fees may vary depending on the level of competition they play and how many times they train per week (twice or three times). Program fees can be found on each program page, including commitment fee, uniform, training and field fees (these are all located in the 'Program Details' of your chosen program, normally towards the end of the page).




How long are the training sessions?


U5-U8 players train for 60 minutes. U11-U19 players typically train for 90 minutes every training session.




What equipment will my child need?


You will need to purchase your own cleats, shin guards, water bottle and soccer ball (age appropriate size). Your child will require an SA United uniform, which you order after registering with the club. Instructions on the ordering process are sent to you via email after registration has been approved and you are good to go.




Who will my coach be?


Your team coach will be assigned by an SA United Program Director. Currently we employ 20+ coaching staff in a professional capacity. Our coaching staff are professionally qualified and educated, involved in seasonal professional development under soccer governing bodies. SA United also deliver ongoing coach development programs to continue to educate and inform our staff.




Can you recommend any tournaments, soccer camps and private training?


Your team coach will recommend the tournament events he/she wishes the team to enter, and team managers handle the registration for each team. You will be required to pay per tournament entered, typically 2-4 per calendar year. If you wish to pursue additional training opportunities we partner with World Wide Soccer, a professional coaching company who offer seasonal camps and individual training. Please visit www.worldwidesoccersa.com for more information.




You hold your own United for Hope charity tournament, can you tell me more?


Our annual charity tournament is dedicated to give back to our community through local charities, with a percentage of net proceeds going directly to our beneficiary. We offer various levels of play, from recreational to elite, bringing together teams from all over South Texas and playing for a wonderful cause. The tournament has been running for 11 years in a row now and as a club, we look forward to continuing to give back.




What is your club doing to make your athletes and their families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?


The health and safety of our families, atheltes and coaches remains of the utmost priority. The club will always update all families with any new protocols. Effective June 15th, 2020, our club moved to phase 4 of the Return to Play in line with state guidlines. Participation is at the choice of the family and athlete. Any training sessions are NOT mandatory, all age groups can continue to train and play. Guidelines and information is fluid and may be subject to change as per government guidelines, should there be any changes, the club will update all families and members with the new protocols. Please visit our COVID-19 Protocols information here.




What leagues do your teams compete in?


We are members of USYS/STYSA, AAYSA and US Club Soccer. Our teams compete in various leagues under these umbrellas including: STYSA Frontier League STYSA State Classic League ECNL Regional League WDDOA - Western District Division One Association USC West Division - United Soccer Clubs Alamo Area Youth Soccer Association





 
 
 
 
CLUB CONTACT POINTS
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Martin is our club Executive Director and leads the running of the club, it's partnerships, program methodologies and staffing.

Executive Director
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Ben is our club Director of Coaching and oversees the development staff and the clubs individual  program curriculums.

Director of Coaching
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Rhonda is our club admin and oversees the administration areas of the club, including the registration and financial aspects.

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Norma is our Rising Stars and Academy Administrator. Her responsibilities also include registration of all age groups.

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WITH OUR OWN DEDICATED SPORTSPLEX 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.
FIELD NUMBERS / REGULATIONS.
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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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U7-U14

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. If my child really enjoys the program, are there any options for movement into the other club programs? 

A. Yes of course. We actually have players who have excelled in the program and then progressed into our Academy and Junior programs to further their development.

U15-U19

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. How do you help players with their college aspirations and recruitment?

A. With a dedicated program director, we provide each athlete with a guide and athlete profile, outlining a timeline to organize their goals and support them in the recruiting process.

U11-U14

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. Entering into the competitive phase of soccer, what can we expect from the program?

A. We offer multiple levels of competitive play, with a club focus and philosophy on developing intelligent, skillful athletes.

Member Testionials
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Our Philosophy
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U4-U7

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. What does your program offer my young child and why play so early ?

A. Our program has a set curriculum based on ball mastery, and a fun challenging environment to instill a passion and love for the game.

U7-U10

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. Can we come out to the Sportsplex and see what the environment is like before registering?

A. Of course, we can arrange a free POE for your child and your family to experience our club.