The SA Athletic FC U11-U12 Junior Select Programs are designed for boys and girls in the U11 – U12 age groups who are transitioning into a more competitive play environment from the Academy Program level as they progress within the Player Pathway model.
In the U11-U12 Junior Select Programs, players are learning to compete as a team while still focusing on proper skills acquisition, training techniques, improving game intelligence, and appropriate athletic progression.
The initiation of a more competitive mindset starts to cultivate higher accountability and sportsmanship for our players who can learn from both successful and challenging environments.
From U11-U12, players work from a 9v9 training curriculum to ultimately prepare them for the move into 11v11 competitive play.
Each game allows the players to have fun while trying out new skills and allowing them to express themselves in a healthy, friendly, and challenging environment.
Our U11-U12 JUNIOR SELECT program is run through SAAFC to develop and prepare players to move into our SAAFC U13-U16 (11v11) Select program.
The fall season runs from August to December. The spring season runs from February to May.
Our Fall 2023 U11-U12 Junior Select program is run through SA Athletic FC.
Age group and gender training schedules are set each year.
U11-U12 Select Boys practice on:
U11-U12 Select Girls practice on:
U11-U12 Elite 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 U11-U12 Junior Select 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.
U11-U12 – These age groups play games (9v9)
Field dimensions for U11-U12 players is expanded to 50 x 75 yds.
Included in the 10 monthly programs:
Saturday and Sunday home/away games inside and outside of San Antonio.
SPRING SEASON 2023
Starts: February 11, 2023
Ends: May 21, 2023
FALL SEASON 2023
Starts: August 16, 2023
Ends: December 10, 2023
Training Frequency: 2x per week
Training Duration: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes
Age groups: U11-U12 Junior Select and Elite.
– U11-U12 Select Boys: Monday and Wednesday.
– U11-U12 Select Girls: Monday and Wednesday.
– U11-U12 Elite: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Game day and times: Games are usually scheduled on Saturdays between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and/or Sundays between 12:00 PM – 4:00 pm.
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 U11-U12 JUNIOR SELECT Programs