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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 Titans / Sting SA 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, Titans / Sting SA 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 the club?
    Registration depends on the age of your child. Players aged U4-U10 have open registration processes, wheres players aged U11-U19 must tryout for a competitive team. Open registration allows young players to join without tryout, allowing them to experience competitive soccer training and learn with San Antonio United despite their variable experience, understanding and ability. ​ Players aged U4-U7 may register for Rising Stars here. ​ Players aged U7-U10 may register for the latest season of Junior Academy here. ​ Players aged U11-U14 must tryout, contact the Program Director here. ​ Players aged U15-U19 must tryout, contact the Program Director here.
  • How much does it cost to play soccer?
    Each program from U4 to 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).
  • What is the typical duration of the soccer season?
    Each program will vary in duration. Rising Stars runs for 12 weeks every fall and spring. Junior Academy runs for 14 weeks every fall and spring. Junior and Senior teams run for 16 weeks in fall. Junior competitive teams run 16 weeks in spring. Senior competitive teams run for typically March to May in spring, due to high school soccer season.
  • How many training days are there per week?
    Rising Stars train once each week. Junior Academy teams train twice each week. Junior and Senior competitive teams may train twice or three times per week, depending on their level of competition.
  • How long are the training sessions?
    U5 to U8 players train for 60 minutes. U11 to U19 players typically train for 90 minutes every training session.
  • Where will my child train and play their games?
    Most teams train at GVTC Communications Sportsplex, located at: 29064 Bulverde Rd, San Antonio, TX 78260. Some Senior Program teams train at STAR Soccer Complex, located at: 5103 David Edwards Dr, San Antonio, TX 78233. Games are played in San Antonio, and further afield such as Austin, Houston and Dallas. Travelling outside of San Antonio depends on the competitive level your child's team plays at, the higher levels may involve more travel outside of San Antonio. Players aged U5 to U10 will play games within San Antonio only.
  • 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 a SAU 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.
  • Who will my coach be?
    Your team coach will be assigned by SAU Program Directors. Currently SAU employ 20+ coaching staff in a professional capacity. Our coaching staff are professionally qualified and educated coaches, involved in seasonal professional development under soccer governing bodies. SAU 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 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 Tournament, can you tell me more?"
    In 2011 the first United for Hope Tournament was held and $25,000 was raised for Haven for Hope, a homeless shelter in San Antonio. In 2012 we raised $6,000 for 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. In 2013 we raised $15,000 for the Boot Campaign, a charitable organisation that provides life-improving programs for veterans and military families nationwide. In 2014 we raised $26,000 for the American Heart Association of San Antonio, helping San Antonians keep your loved ones and community safe from heart disease and stroke. In 2015 we raised $25,919 for the Childrens Shelter of San Antonio, a non profit corporation that provides children who have suffered neglect, abuse or abandonment in San Antonio and Bexar County. ​ In 2016 we raised $26,419 for the American Diabetes Association of San Antonio, there has been an upward surge in recent years of children battling this debilitating disease and giving the proceeds from your entry fees will help this worthy cause. ​ In 2017 we raised $33,941 for the Kinetic Kids, a program set up to help children with special needs achieve their athletic dreams. ​ In 2018 we raised $41,980 for Saint Judes Ranch for Children, an organization that provides hope and restoration for children who have been affected by trauma, abuse and neglect. In 2019 unfortunately the tournament was rained out but we still managed to donate $5,000 to our beneficary Roy Mass Youth Alternatives thanks to our amazing members.
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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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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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TOURNAMENTS
3V3 BLARNEY BLAST
UNITED FOR HOPE
5V5 SUMMER SHOOTOUT
SUMMER GOLF CLASSIC
CAMPS AND CLINICS
MLK JR. DAY PRE-SEASON CAMP
WINTER TECHNICAL CAMP
THANKSGIVING BREAK CAMP
OTHER PROGRAMS
PRIVATE TRAINING
TRYOUTS / POE'S
REFEREE DEVELOPMENT
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. Does your club hold any charity tournaments?

A. We have held our annual charity tournament, United for Hope, every year for the past 9 years, with all proceeds going to a chosen charity.

TOURNAMENTS
3V3 BLARNEY BLAST
UNITED FOR HOPE
5V5 SUMMER SHOOTOUT
SUMMER GOLF CLASSIC
CAMPS AND CLINICS
MLK JR. DAY PRE-SEASON CAMP
WINTER TECHNICAL CAMP
THANKSGIVING BREAK CAMP
OTHER PROGRAMS
PRIVATE TRAINING
TRYOUTS / POE'S
REFEREE DEVELOPMENT
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. Does your club hold any charity tournaments?

A. We have held our annual charity tournament, United for Hope, every year for the past 9 years, with all proceeds going to a chosen charity.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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

PROGRAM CONTACT POINTS
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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.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.

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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.

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RISING STARS DIR:
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. Do you have your own soccer fields and where do your teams train?

A. All of our teams train at our own dedicated GVTC Sportsplex and it is located on Bulverde Road, San Antonio.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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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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.

RECREATIONAL PROGRAM CONTENTS
PROGRAM SCHEDULE
PROGRAM PACK
ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.

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COORDINATOR:
DAN BRIDENBAUGH
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.

RISING STARS PROGRAM CONTENTS
ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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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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.

CLUB LEADERSHIP
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ACADEMY DIR:
JUNIOR DIR:
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GOALKEEPING DIR:
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. Do you employ the most qualified staff and coaches in the city?

A. Over the past 17 years we have formed an unparalleled team of  high level full and part-time staff in San Antonio.

TOURNAMENTS
TOURNAMENTS
3V3 BLARNEY BLAST
5V5 SUMMER SHOOTOUT
SUMMER GOLF CLASSIC
CAMPS
CAMPS AND CLINICS
MLK JR. DAY CLINIC
PRESIDENTS DAY SOCCER CLINIC
SPRING BREAK SOCCER CLINIC
OTHER
CLUB EVENTS
REFEREE DEVELOPMENT
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. Does your club hold any charity tournaments?

A. We have held our annual charity tournament, United for Hope, every year for the past 9 years, with all proceeds going to a chosen charity.

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