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AN INTRODUCTION TO NON-COMPETITIVE SOCCER

ANYONE CAN PLAY

Introducing our Recreational program. We believe that everyone should be able to play soccer, albeit in a less competitive environment, have fun and love the game!

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RECREATIONAL
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LET'S HAVE SOME FUN LEARNING THE BEAUTIFUL GAME IN A FUN, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
Introducing a low-cost, volunteer, parent-coached program that will provide an environment for every player to participate on a team, regardless of their interest or ability.
This program will provide a fun, creative and non-stressful environment to develop not only soccer players but responsible young men and women. Using a curriculum developed by SA United Soccer Club, players will be able to enhance their technical and tactical skills, while building fitness and socializing with friends.

Age-appropriate training led by volunteer parent managers/coaches who will follow the SA United competitive program curriculum that focuses on player development using the Four Pillars: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Social.

Sessions will be held at GVTC Communications SportsPlex and players will have 1 weekly session for 1 hour, led by volunteer team coach/manager.  The season will run for approximately 10 weeks depending on league schedule.
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TESTIMONIALS
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What a way to be introduced to soccer! We are a large family with a tight budget , registering our three kids with SA United was a great way to get them involved in the sport without breaking our bank balance. Having been training now throughout the Summer we decided to move two of our kids up to the Academy. They love it!

JORGE H

Recreational program parent

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ACADEMYPhilosophy
PHILOSOPHY
INTRODUCING A FUN, EXCITING COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAM THAT IS DELIVERED IN A NURTURING AND SUPPORTIVE WAY THAT ALLOWS THEM TO LEARN THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
Soccer is a game of passion, fun and joy. Players will be taught the values of fun, commitment and teamwork.

Our Recreational program will educate players of all ages in a fun, encouraging, healthy environment. Our players will learn skill sets, motor functions in a friendly community surrounding.

ACADEMYStats

SEASONAL

Weekly training sessions

WEEKLY GAMES

7 games (minimum)

PLAYING UP

From Recreational to Competitive

ACADEMYProgramOverview
THE PROGRAM
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our Recreational program overview gives details on the program content, game format, program schedules and contact points

Our Recreational program is open to everyone.
    • Age appropriate training led by volunteer parent coaches
    • Coaches will follow the SA United competitive program curriculum that focuses on player development using the four pillars: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Social

    If you wish to receive more information please email us using the link below or call us on : (210) 599-4622
PROGRAM CONTENTS
Proof of age - Birth certificate required.
INCLUDED IN OUR RECREATIONAL PROGRAM:
    • All age groups include an SA United training shirt
    • Play up requests only if approved by the Executive Director or Recreational Director
    • Every team will have a parent volunteer coach to run training sessions and the weekend games. He/she will also act as a communication liaison between the parents and the club
    • Goal to provide every player with a team on which to play
    • Balanced teams to provide fair, meaningful and competitive games. This will mean teams will have varying levels of skill
    • All players play 50%, unless due to illness, injury or disciplinary reasons
    • When players register, they are placed on a team. Players can request to play with friends
GAME FORMAT

U7 (2017) and U8 (2016) teams play a 4v4 game format with 2x20 minute halves.

 

U9 (2015) - U14 (2010) teams play a 7v7 game format with 2x25 minute halves.

 

PLAYER EQUIPMENT: Players at U7-U12 age groups use a size 4 soccer ball. Players at U13/U14 age groups use a size 5 soccer ball. Shin guards and cleats are required for all games and training.

 

FIELD DIMENSIONS: U7/U8, it is minimum 20x30 yards and maximum 35x40 yards. U9-U14 players it is minimum 35x55 yards and maximum 45x65 yards.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Our season schedule tries to maximize as much training and game time for all of our players and members. Please view the dates and times below.

TRAINING INFORMATION

 

SEASON LENGTH:

PRACTICE DAYS:

 

SEASON BEGINS:

10 Weeks
Tuesdays
February 20, 2024
    • TBA

GAME INFORMATION

GAME DATES: TBA

 

GAME TIMES: Primarily Saturdays, with an occasional Sunday game possible

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

Our Recreational program has joined San Antonio Recreational Alliance

Games for U7/U8 teams will be at Schertz Soccer Complex
Games for U9-U14 will be true home and away with some being held at GVTC and some at the opponents home fields.


 

PROGRAM FEES
Season dues.

SPRING 2024

    • U7-U14 (2010-2017 Birth Years) - $200 per player

TOTAL:

$200 per player

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PLAYER REGISTRATION

If you are interested in your son(s) or daughter(s) joining our Recreational program, then please click the link to begin the registration process. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and information on the program itself not long after it has been completed.

SPRING 2024 PLAYER REGISTRATION
PROGRAM PACK

In our Recreational Program Pack you will have access to content relevant to this age group, including our philosophy, formations, organizations that we play in and much more. 

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

The role of our Recreational Director is to oversee the program and is your point of contact for all things program curriculum related 

SEF ALVARADO

If you wish to contact the program Director please email us at: sef.a@saunitedsoccer.com or call us on : (210) 599-4622

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FAQ'S
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What age groups does the Recreational program accommodate?

Our Recreational program begins at U7 (6) years old, and works up to U14 (13) years old, boys and girls.

Do you offer a scholarship program / financial assistance to families?

Yes we do, SA United is committed to affording all players the opportunity to participate in club soccer. Each year we budget to provide financial assistance for families that are in need.

How many training sessions are included in the program per week?

Players typically train once a week, 6.15-7.15pm.

Are their opportunities for my child to play up an age group?

Yes, we offer players opportunities to player at higher levels in our other programs. These opportunities are determined by the program Director and the player(s) coach.

Can I bring my friends?

Yes, please feel free to bring your friends, try out the program and see if is something you would like to join.

ACADEMYFAQ'S
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.

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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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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.