TRAINING TO WIN
From the worlds biggest youth tournament to college play
All good athletes make mistakes; the great ones learn to make that mistake only once
- Mia Hamm -
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.
See what some of our members have to say
Parent / Senior Program
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.
Parent / Senior Program
My son has been a member of SA United for 2 years. They have a great approach to teaching and coaching the game of soccer and how it is played, in relation to both technique and sportsmanship. His coach has been instrumental on helping the boys focus not only as individuals but also a team.
Parent / Senior Program
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.
Competing and preparing the athlete for the future
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.
The difference between a great player and just a normal player is dedication, work, commitment
- Thierry Henry -
Competing and preparing our athletes for college life
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.
Players from SA United are versatile and have a great work ethic. Playing in various roles has made them smart and impactful
- Arthur Salazar -
Info on the program, its format, training times and location
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.
U15 and U16 teams play 11v11, 40 minute halves.
U17, U18 and U19 teams play 11v11, 45 minute halves.
Player equipment: Players at U11 and U12 use a size 4 soccer ball. Players at U13 and U14 use a size 5 soccer ball.
Shin guards, cleats and team uniform required for all games.
Field dimensions: U15 - U19 players are 100-130 yards x 50-100 yards.
Commitment fee: $250 (non-refundable)
Field usage fee: $300 total ($150 in the Fall and $150 in the Spring)
Payment plans for Monthly training dues:
Pay in full
2 monthly payments (initial $250, then 2 monthly payments of $872.50)
6 monthly payments (initial $250, then 6 monthly payments of $240.84 plus an additional $150 added to payment #2 and payment #4)
11 monthly payments (initial $250, then 11 monthly payments of $131.37 plus an additional $150 added to payment #4 and #8)
Items not covered:
Tournament fees - $175 (U11-U14) and $225 (U15-U19) paid in the Fall and again in the Spring to the team manager
Cost of uniform - $175 (2020-2022)
Coach's travel expenses - Varies depending on game schedule (will include gas expense and could include hotel, food stipend, airline ticket, rental car)
$150 extra for 3rd night training session (elite level teams)
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.
Season length: 16 weeks
Practice days: Typically Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Teams training three times per week may train on any during the week
Practice times: Typically 7.30pm-9pm
Game dates and times: Saturday or Sunday typically. League organizations set our game schedule for each team (mid-week games are possible)
There are two entrances into the complex, North and South.
When you enter the complex, fields #1 will be the first field you see, teams at this age typically train on #2-7.
There is a parents area to watch your son(s) or daughter(s) and encourage them in a healthy fun environment.
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
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 Sportsplex