JUNIOR
ACADEMY

U7 - U10

The SA Athletic FC JUNIOR ACADEMY program is for U7-U10 boys and girls and is designed to provide the players with the best possible foundation of technique, skill development, and preparatory knowledge of the game.

We strive in creating a training environment that motivates each player while allowing for optimum player development process.

Our professional coaching staff follows an established club player development curriculum that focuses on achieving goals to maximize individual technique, and improve game intelligence, agility, balance, and coordination.

Our professional coaches dedicate 100% energy to helping players with overall development and progression instead of winning games and there is more focus on the developmental process and implementation of proper techniques. From U7 to U10 our players work from a 4v4 and 7v7 JUNIOR ACADEMY training curriculum to prepare them for the move into U11 Select 9v9 soccer.

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RESPECT, INTEGRITY, LEADERSHIP, DISCIPLINE, SPORTSMANSHIP, ACCOUNTABILITY AND FELLOWSHIP.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Each game allowing the players to have fun while trying out new skills and allowing them to express themselves in a healthy, friendly, and challenging environment.

Our JUNIOR ACADEMY program is run through SAAFC to develop and prepare players to move into the SAAFC U11/U12 Select.

The fall season runs from August to December. The spring season runs from February to May.

Our Fall 2024 JUNIOR ACADEMY program is run through SA Athletic FC.

  • Players born in 2018 are U7.
  • Players born in 2017 are U8.
  • Players born in 2016 are U9.
  • Players born in 2015 are U10.

Age group and gender training schedules are set each year.

U7/U8 practice on:

  • Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
  • Thursdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm

U9/U10 practice on:

  • Tuesdays 6:45 – 8:15pm.
  • Thursdays 6:45 – 8:15pm.

GAME FORMAT

Game days are typically on Saturday and Teams will play in the local AAYSA Academy League against other club teams in San Antonio. This age group will have limited travel within the San Antonio area and the teams will train twice per week. Tournament play will be optional, and teams will be able to participate in AAYSA Festival Events. All SAAFC JUNIOR ACADEMY players sign a one (1) year player agreement play for two seasons (Fall and Spring), which make up one seasonal year. Additional opportunities for indoor play are also available in the Winter and Summer months, and players are encouraged to take advantage of those opportunities.

U7/U8 – These age groups play “small-sided” games (4v4)

U9/U10 – These age groups play “small-sided” games (7v7)

Field dimensions for U7/U8 players it is expanded to 30 x 20 yds.

Field dimensions for U9/U10 players it is expanded to 40 x 60 yds.

PROGRAM CONTENTS

Included in the 10 monthly payments are:

  • ​Training sessions with SA Athletic FC professional training staff.
  • Teams train a minimum of two (2) times per week at SA Athletic FC fields.
  • Saturday morning home/away games in San Antonio.
  • Registration
  • Insurance

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

FALL SEASON 2024

Training information:
Starts: August 12, 2024
Ends: December 8, 2024

SPRING SEASON 2025

Training information:
Starts: February 10, 2025
Ends: May 18, 2025

Age groups: U7/U8 and U9/U10

Practices:

  • U7/U8: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.
  • U9/U10: Tuesday and Thursday.

Game day and times: Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm

PLAYER REGISTRATION

Registrations for SA Athletic FC are completed with our internal billing system.

Our internal club system is designed to set up auto payments and it is used for billing for all of our club programs as well as to communicate with all of our teams and families.

An account/profile needs to be created for each player in order to register for the age-appropriate program as well as to ensure that the player is eligible to train and play in each season.

If you are interested in joining the SA Athletic FC JUNIOR ACADEMY

Ask for your free training session!

CONTACT

DIRECTOR
Lubo Kocic
Email

ADMINISTRATOR
Laura Gonzalez
(210) 710-7105
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