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.
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 2023 JUNIOR ACADEMY program is run through SA Athletic FC.
Age group and gender training schedules are set each year.
U7/U8 practice on:
U9/U10 practice on:
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.
Included in the 10 monthly program:
SPRING SEASON 2023
Starts: February 11, 2023
Ends: May 21, 2023
FALL SEASON 2023
Starts: August 16, 2023
Ends: December 10, 2023
Age groups: U7/U8 and U9/U10
Game day and times: Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm
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