The Alamo City SC Academy Program for the U8-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
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 (U8 - U10). If you already know your child will be joining the program you can register below.
Stop by The Soccer Factory (Bandera) today and see the new kits in person and get sized up for the season.
$910.00 for 2017-2018 season (Fall & Spring). Rate prorated for players signing up in the 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
Alamo City Soccer Club does offer scholarship opportunities to those that qualify. If you are interested in seeing if your family qualifies, please print and complete the form noted below and submit to the club along with a copy of your most recent tax forms to the following address:Alamo City SC Attn: Club registrar 7440 FM 1560N San Antonio TX 78254
Academy Program Director