FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE PLAY, TO PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLDS LARGEST YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT, OUR SENIOR PROGRAM CONCLUDES YOUR SA UNITED DEVELOPMENTAL PATHWAY
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.
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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.
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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.
College placements in Texas
College placements Nationwide
Placements in Europe and Mexico
Our Junior program overview gives details on the program content, game format, program schedules and contact points
Teams are formed every Fall and Spring season. Teams are entered into State level and local competition. Players can Tryout for teams typically in May of each year.
- • 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
All age groups train a minimum of 28 sessions per season.
INCLUDED IN OUR SENIOR 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)
• Association Registration
U15 and U16 teams play a 11v11 game format with 2x40minute halves.
U17/U18/U19 teams play a 11v11 game format with 2x45 minute halves.
PLAYER EQUIPMENT: Players at U15-U19 age groups use a size 5 soccer ball. Shin guards, cleats and team uniform are required for all games and training.
FIELD DIMENSIONS: The 11v11 game format, it is minimum 100-130x60-100 yards
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.
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
- • U15-U19 Select (2008-2004) - 7.30pm-9pm Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday
• U15-U19 Elite (2008-2004) - 6pm-7.30pm Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
GAME DATES: September to November in Fall, February to May in Spring
GAME TIMES: Schedules are set by individual team coach
Payment plans for monthly training dues.
- • U15-U19 Select (2 times a week training) $2,450 (includes $300 commitment fee and $300 field usage fee/$168.19 per month)
• U15-U19 Elite (3 times a week training) $2,550 (includes $300 commitment fee and $300 field usage fee/$177.28 per month)
ITEMS NOT COVERED:
- • Tournament fees - $225 in the Fall and $225 in the Spring
• Uniform - Approx. $470 depending on sizing (Fall 2022-Spring 2024)
• Coach's travel expenses
• Additional training opportunities
$2,450 (Select), $2,550 (Elite)
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.
SUMMER 2023 PLAYER REGISTRATION
In our Senior 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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The role of our Senior Director is to oversee the program and is your point of contact for all things program curriculum related
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What age groups does the Senior program accommodate?
Our Junior program begins at U11 (14) years old, and works up to U14 (18) 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?
Teams (Select) typically train twice a week, alternating days (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). Teams (Elite) train three times a week, (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday)
Do you help the player achieve their College ambitions and choices?
Yes, we provide each player with a guide outlining a timeline to organize and support them as they stay on track during their recruiting process.
Do teams play in any seasonal tournaments and showcases / ID camps?
Yes, the actual tournaments that you attend will depend on the coaches preference but we provide exposure through the use of showcase tournaments and ID camps.