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
Players aged U7-U10 may register for our Academy
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.
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
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