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FUNDAMENTAL DEVELOPMENT

THE NEXT GENERATION

Introducing a child to a soccer ball as soon as possible is paramount to their fundamental development. Join a fun, engaging and exciting program.

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RISING STARS
PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SA UNITED SOCCER PLAYERS TO PLAY AND DEVELOP IN THE SA UNITED WAY
Developing the very fundamentals of soccer, at the earliest time of a child's development is crucial in their soccer education. We create an environment to fully maximize their learning while surrounding them with coaches that make it an extremely fun place to train.
Our Rising Stars Program aims to create a fun, friendly, and challenging environment that helps develop creative young soccer players and instills a passion and love for the game of soccer.
 
Players will work on and develop good ball mastery skills necessary to take their game to the next level.
Training sessions will be fun and competitive with a focus to improve the skill level and understanding of the player.

Training is developed from a set curriculum that provides players with technical training to cover all aspects of the game.

We give U5-U6 boys and girls the opportunity to continue participating in local recreational leagues (NEYSO, SAYSAT, YMCA, i9) while having the advantage of supplemental, technical training provided by SA United professional trainers.

Players have the opportunity to move up to the SA United Development Program when they reach U7.
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ACADEMYTestimonials
TESTIMONIALS
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We have had our kids play soccer at multiple places (YMCA, i9), but SA United's Rising Stars program has been most successful at developing their soccer skills. The coaches are very engaging. The training maximizes the player's abilities, teaches them about the game of soccer, and most importantly is fun!

JILL T

Rising Stars program parent

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ACADEMYPhilosophy
PHILOSOPHY
EDUCATION, TECHNIQUE AND OF COURSE FUN, ARE AT THE VERY FOREFRONT OF OUR RISING STARS PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY
Teaching young players the fundamentals and techniques is essential at this early age.
Rising Stars players at SA United are immersed into an environment where the primary focus is on learning and developing each player's fundamental ball skills, such as total ball mastery, dribbling skills, and 1v1 abilities.
Throughout the season, we focus on the individual player becoming more comfortable with the ball and learning different skill moves to be more confident in 1v1 situations.

The Rising Stars coaching staff follow an established player development curriculum geared toward evolving the player's individual game.

Using the pool play method, we train players in the same-age groups, as well as by ability and playing experience.
 
Age groups are developed as an entire group, as we prepare players to have a fundamental base of skills that are necessary to be a complete soccer player and to progress through all of the programs at SA United.
ACADEMYStats

GRADUATES

Rising Stars to Developmental

AVERAGE TOUCHES

Per player, per session (minimum)

SKILLS AND TRICKS

Taught per season

ACADEMYProgramOverview
THE PROGRAM
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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

Each game is of a small sided variant, allowing the players to have fun while trying out new skills and allowing them to express themselves in a healthy, challenging environment.
    • Players born in 2019 are U5 (Must be 4 by September 1, 2023)
    • Players born in 2018 are U6
PROGRAM CONTENTS
Our Rising Stars program duration is 9 weeks.
INCLUDED IN OUR RISING STARS PROGRAM:
    • Our Rising Stars program is run completely through SA United which will in turn feed into our U7/U8 age groups.
    • Training sessions at GVTC from 5-6pm with SA United professional training staff
    • SA United practice shirt
    • SA United game shirt
    • Saturday morning in-house games at GVTC from 8.30-10.30am
    • Association Registration
GAME FORMAT

U5 teams play a 3v3 game format with 3x10 periods.

 

U6 teams play a 4v4 game format with 2x20 periods.

 

PLAYER EQUIPMENT: Players at U5 age groups use a size 3 soccer ball. Player at U6 age groups use a size 4 soccer ball. Shin guards, cleats and team uniform are required for all games and training.

 

FIELD DIMENSIONS: U5, it is 25x15 yards. U6, it is 30x20 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:

SEASON SCHEDULE:

8 Weeks
U5 - Tuesday - 5-6pm
U6 - Thursday - 5-6pm
September 5, 2023
    • U5 (Birth year 2019, must be 4yrs old by September 1) - Tuesday, 5-6pm
    September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24

    • U6 (Birth year 2018) - Thursday, 5-6pm
    September. 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26

GAME INFORMATION

GAME DATES: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 (Halloween themed game)

 

GAME TIMES: Saturday, 8.30-10.30am

PROGRAM FEES
Regular season training and games.

FALL 2023

    • U5 - FALL 2023 - $225
    • U6 - FALL 2023 - $225

TOTAL:

U5 - $225, U6 - $225

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PLAYER REGISTRATION

If you are interested in your son(s) or daughter(s) joining our Rising Stars 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.

FALL 2023 PLAYER REGISTRATION
PROGRAM PACK

In our Rising Stars 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 Rising Stars Admin is to oversee the program and is your point of contact for all things program curriculum related 

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WADE SAYRE
ROLE(S)

RS DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY

AMERICAN

TENURE

1 YEAR

Wade is currently in his 2nd year of coaching for SA United. He started playing with the club in 2011.

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

Our Rising Stars program begins at U5 (4) years old (Must be 4 years old by September 1), and works up to U6 (5) years old, boys and girls.

Why should my child join this program at such a young age?

Developing the very fundamentals of soccer, at the earliest time of a child's development is crucial in their soccer education. We create an environment to fully maximize their learning while surrounding them with coaches that make it an extremely fun place to train.

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

Our program is spread over 8 weeks total, with both age groups (U5/U6) training once per week.

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

Yes, we offer players opportunities to player at a higher level at all levels of the program. These opportunities are determined by the program Director and the player(s) coach.

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U15-U19 BOYS AND GIRLS

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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U5-U7 BOYS AND GIRLS

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

ASST. CLUB DOC:
CLUB LEADERSHIP
CLUB DOC:
TECHNICAL DIR:
ACADEMY DIR:
JUNIOR DIR:
RISING STARS DIR:
GOALKEEPING DIR:
TBA
CLUB ADMIN
CLUB ADMIN:
RS & ACAD ADMIN:
DEVELOPMENTAL STAFF
COACHES:
TOURNAMENTS
3V3 BLARNEY BLAST
5V5 SUMMER SHOOTOUT
SUMMER GOLF CLASSIC
CAMPS AND CLINICS
MLK JR. DAY CLINIC
PRESIDENTS DAY SOCCER CLINIC
SPRING BREAK SOCCER CLINIC
CLUB EVENTS
REFEREE DEVELOPMENT
U7-U14 BOYS AND GIRLS

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.

U7-U10 BOYS AND GIRLS

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

U11-U14 BOYS AND GIRLS

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.