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ALAMO CITY SC ACADEMY SOCCER PROGRAM (U7 - U10)

REGISTRATION FOR THE ALAMO CITY SC ACADEMY PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN...
REGISTER FOR THE 2017 FALL SEASON TODAY!

Please join us for the second Academy event this summer, our Academy Preseason Camps.  These preseason camps are completely FREE and OPEN to ALL Academy-age players (U7-U10) interested in the Alamo City SC Academy Program or just wanting to knock off some of the summer rust before the start of the season.

Alamo City SC will host two preseason camps on 29-30 June and 13-14 July from 6pm-8pm each day. The sessions will be held on Field 5 at Alamo Sportsplex. There is NO REGISTRATION for this event. These camps will consist of pool-style training; focusing on technical skills and teamwork. Show Up and Have Fun! Players should wear their cleats and shin guards, as well as bring along some water. Parents can expect to hear more about the Academy program and meet the staff.

Just for clarification this is NOT a tryout event.  Anyone wishing to play in the Alamo City SC Academy Program will be placed with a team, as we do not hold tryouts at these age levels (U7 - U10). If you already know your child will be joining the program you can register below.

Additionally, there will be a Alamo City SC Under Armour Uniform Kit for Try-on Sessions throughout the summer at The Soccer Factory (Bandera location). Stop by The Soccer Soccer today and see the new kits in person and get sized up for the season.

ALAMO CITY SC ACADEMY PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Alamo City SC Academy Program for the U7-U10 age groups is designed to provide our young players with the best possible start in their travel soccer experience. The focus of the experience is to develop young soccer players through the “Golden Years of Learning”.

Players at this age are like sponges and can increase their love of the game and develop positive habits and attitudes which provide the foundations for soccer excellence down the road. The emphasis at this age should be fun, enjoyment, and player learning where positive reinforcement and creativity are encouraged. If players enjoy the game at this introductory age then hopefully they will be playing and enjoying the game for years to come.

This program stresses the importance of player development over the winning of games in situations where there is a conflict between the two. Stressing individual player development is critical because we have many types of players across these age groups.

It is much more important to develop players within the proper framework at this age as opposed to demanding that teams win at all costs. If the goal is just to win there are shortcuts that coaches can take at the expense of developing the player and the team, such as placing teams in less competitive situations and little play time for developing players. By focusing on developing the player and putting them in the best training and competitive situations that fit the individual, we ultimately help the entire age group and success will follow.

The emphasis on winning is a detriment to young players because it prevents us from developing technically proficient players. And we are not giving them the ability to make decisions.”  -US U17 National Team Coach, John Hackworth. Soccer America, Oct. 2006

Too often in this country, youth coach’s sacrifice learning skills for winning games…” - US Women’s National Team Member, Mia Hamm. Soccer America, Oct. 2006

ACADEMY DATES TO REMEMBER:
  • June 29th and 30th - Free Academy Preseason Camps
  • July 13th and 14th - Free Academy Preseason Camps
  • July 26th - Team Roster Formation Completed
  • July 31st - Team Training Begins
  • Aug. 18th and 20th - SA United Adidas Fall Kick Off Tournament (optional)
  • Aug. 27th and 28th - ACYSO Pre-Labor Day Tournament (Mandatory part of fees)
  • Sept. 9th - Regular Season Games Begin
  • Nov. 18th and 19th - ACYSO Fall Shootout Tournament (Mandatory part of fees)
Fees: 

$910.00 for 2017-2018 season (Fall & Spring). 

Fee includes registration fees, club fees, trainer fees, league fees, and tournament fees (3 tournaments).

In addition, all Academy players can attend technical training, SAQ training, free play, pool training, etc, at no additional charge.

Uniform kits will be purchased separately through The Soccer Factory and are not accounted for in the fees listed above. Please visit the Alamo City SC Uniform page for all the details (http://www.alamocitysoccerclub.com/uniforms)

**For Finanancial Aid, please see our Financial Assistance/Scholarship page

Age Ranges:      
  • U7  birthdate January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011
  • U8 birthdate January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
  • U9 birthdate  January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009
  • U10 birthdate January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008

For more information about our Alamo City Soccer Club Academy Program please contact

Danielle Aliano

Danielle Aliano

Academy Program Director