523 Senior college placements
54 placements in Europe and Mexico
19 Seniors signed by professional clubs
577 COLLEGE PLACEMENTS
54 INTERNATIONAL PLACEMENTS
19 PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS
ANNUAL COLLEGE SHOWCASES
PERFECTING YOUR HARD WORK AND TRAINING
A JOURNEYS END
A culmination of hard work, education, failing, trying again, winning, practice and expression, as you begin your final years as an SA United player.
FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE PLAY, TO PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLDS LARGEST YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Developing the student-athlete for successful high school and college careers in sport and study.
After coming through the SA United developmental journey, players moving into the Senior program now begin to learn about our competition phase and college recruitment process.
Players will be supported by a full time Program Director who has extensive knowledge of the college game, and who will guide them through the necessary steps as they begin to think about studying and playing at college.
As part of enriching our players cultural experience, our senior players will also have the opportunities to play abroad in Europe, by utilizing our partnerships with FCN and Travel and Play.
Teams travel to Denmark and Sweden every year, to spend time with a Professional Danish La Liga Club, FCN, before playing at the worlds largest youth sporting event, the Gothia Cup.
Our coach has been instrumental in developing our Senior teams through district play as well as tournament. He is a diligent, tireless coach who cares about the players, their experiences and how they are achieving, both on and off the field. Our son has thoroughly enjoyed being under his instruction and continues to develop.
I wish to take this opportunity to highly commend the coaches at SA United for their exemplary dedication, skill and superb attributes demonstrated coaching my son. My son has been with the club for four years and during that time he has developed his skills to ever-increasing levels of play.
CONTINUING OUR ATHLETES TACTICAL EDUCATION WHILE MAINTAINING OUR PASSING AND POSSESSION PHILOSOPHY
Preparing players to pursue collegiate soccer and athletic scholarships.
The Senior Program, or competition phase of our curriculum, will now focus on more tactical based training.
Players moving into the Senior program should have a solid technical base, which will allow our professional and experienced coaching staff to focus on more advanced training as we help the players understand more about tactics, systems of play and decision making.
Unopposed training will be limited, as the focus will be on the team and preparing for competitive match play.
More emphasis is placed on earning positive results, as players learn about competing and preparing for the college environment.
COLLEGE RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT
Understanding the recruiting process.
Our Senior program will educate players on details that will assist them in the recruiting process. Our players are empowered to take responsibility for their future and our program provides exposure through the use of showcase tournaments and ID Camps.
We will also provide each player with a guide outlining a timeline to organize their goals and support them with staying on track during their recruiting process.
Our goal is to ensure each player understands their individual responsibility in the recruiting process. Our graduate players exemplify not only superior play on the field but knowledgeable understanding of the recruitment process as well.
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College placements in Texas
College placements Nationwide
Placements in Europe and Mexico
Teams are entered into State level and local competition.
Wins, losses and ties are recorded, with no 50% playtime rule. Senior teams will be expected to enter College Showcase tournaments as our emphasis is to provide players with the opportunity to play at the collegiate level. Rosters are selected at tryouts and players signed on a 12 month contract.
Our season schedule tries to maximize as much training and game time for all of our players and members.
Season length: 16 weeks.
Practice days: Typically Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday schedules. Select teams training three times a week may train on any during the week.
Practice times: Typically 7.30-9pm.
Game dates: Saturday or Sunday typically. League organizations set our game schedule for each team (mid-week games are possible)
Game times: Schedule times are set by individual team coach.
All age groups train a minimum of 28 sessions per season.
Included in the program:
Training sessions with SA United professional training staff
2 training sessions (minimum) per week
28+ training sessions per season (minimum)
10+ regular games per season (minimum)
Payment plans for monthly training dues.
Items not covered:
Tournament fees - $TBA (U15-U16) and $TBA (U17-U19) paid in the Fall and again in the Spring to the team manager
Cost of uniform - $TBA (2022-2024)
Coach's travel expenses - Varies depending on game schedule (will include gas expense and could include hotel, food stipend, airline ticket, rental car)
$TBA extra for 3rd night training session (select level teams)
U15 and U16 teams play a 11v11 game format with 2x40 minute halves.
U17, U18 and U14 teams play a 11v11 game format with 2x45 minute halves.
Player equipment: Players at U15-U19 use a size 5 soccer ball.
Shin guards, cleats and team uniform are required for all games and training.
Field dimensions: U15-U19 are a minimum of 100-130x60-100 yards.
Senior competitive team tryouts are held in May each year. If you wish to join the club during the remainder of the year please contact the program director to arrange a tryout. We will invite your child out for a free training session to experience the soccer club and assess your child's ability.
FALL 2022 player registration
POE (player opportunity event)
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.
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.
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.
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.