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JUNIOR ACADEMY

U5-U7

 

 

The Fall 2019 Season is currently at capacity. 
 
Registration for the Spring 2020 Season will open in January 2020!
 
Spring 2020 Season will begin in March 2020!
 
Join our wait list below!

helping players Build A Strong Foundation

  • Training: Your player will learn the technical skills that will be with them for the years to come.
  • Structure: 100% of our Junior Academy coaches are licensed by U.S. Soccer.
  • Focus: Individual player development in a fun and organized group environment where players can fall in love with the game. 

 

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

 

 

 

Important Dates

 

Registration Opens: Closed for Fall 2019.  If you want to get notified of any openings, please join our waitlist above.

Season : September 4, 2019 - November 8, 2019

Practice Begins:  September 4, 2019

Games Begin:  September 20, 2019

Practice Days:  Mondays and Wednesdays

Game Schedule:  10-week schedule.  Games on Friday nights.  All games played at the Alamo City Soccer Fields.  No travel required.

U5, U6 and U7 teams are co-ed.  

Tournaments:  The Junior Academy program does not have set tournament teams.  However, any group of players and Junior Academy coaches can form teams to participate in the tournament(s) of their choice.  Junior Academy registration does not include Tournament fees.  Learn more about our Tournaments here.

Age Requirements:  To join, players must be born in the birth years of 2013, 2014 or 2015 (U5-U7).  This requirement is determined at the state level.  Unfortunately, Alamo City Soccer Club is unable to make exceptions.

 
Pricing

 

Player Fee:  

$220.00

Uniform Fee:  

$68.41 plus shipping.

Purchased uniforms are good for two years.

After registering your player, you will receive an email with a uniform link to order the uniform online.  There will be an opportunity to try on uniforms prior to purchasing; an announcement will be sent with dates to registered players. These uniforms match our Academy and Competitive programs. The uniform cost will be in addition to the registration fee, but please note, uniforms can be used from season to season. The uniform kit includes 2 jerseys, one pair of shorts and one pair of socks. The cost is $68.41 plus shipping. 

All players must be properly registered and paid before they may practice or participate in games.

 

Uniform Details

 

Uniforms will be used for practices and games.

Please use the following as reference:

Red jerseys = Monday practice

Blue jerseys = Wednesday practice

Away Team (as listed on schedule) = Red jersey

Home Team (as listed on schedule) = Blue jersey 

 
 
Game Format

 

U5 (2015 birth year) and U6 (2014 birth year) will play 3v3 and U7 (2013 birth year) will play 4v4 for games. 3v3 games will consist of four 8 minute quarters, with a 5 minute halftime break. 4v4 games will consist of four 10 minute quarters, with a 5 minute halftime break.

The main objective of these age groups is to get players comfortable with the ball at their feet. There are no goalkeepers and players cannot “park” themselves in front of the goal. Players can play a defensive role but are encouraged to move and get touches on the ball. All players will have an opportunity to play in different roles and positions. Balls that cross the touchline will be restarted with a kick-in rather than a throw-in. This is to increase the number of touches players get with their feet. On goal kicks, the defending team must retreat behind the halfway line and cannot cross it until the ball is played in and a touch has been taken by a receiving player.

 

Game Assignments

 

Physical copies as well as digital copies of schedules are distributed at the beginning of the season to all parents/guardians. Each player will be assigned a team and coach(es). During practice, players may practice with any coach within the “pool” or appropriate age group, however teams are assigned for game days.

You may notice that rather than receiving a “bye” for a week and missing an opportunity to play soccer, each week a team may play another team from a different age group on a rotating basis. We want to maximize playing time and touches on the ball for all players.

 

Referees

 

Each game will be assigned one referee and there will be a referee coordinator on site. Most of the time the referee’s will be young and new to the job. They are in the learning phase of their referee career and will make mistakes from time to time. Verbal abuse of a referee will not be tolerated. We want to help develop young confident referee’s that will be a part of the game for many years. Please consider them a part of the Alamo City family and treat them as such.

 
Sideline Rules

 

Please encourage your child and other children with positive comments only. Anyone found being abusive to the players will be asked to leave. Please respect our coaches and let them do the coaching; parents are there to cheer and encourage. No one other than players, referees, and coaches are allowed on the field unless invited by the referee as may happen in the case of an injury. 

Parents must sit on the sideline (3-5 yards off the touchline) during games on the opposite side of the field from the teams. Nobody is allowed behind the goals during games. 

Please keep in mind that we are all one club/one family and we want to keep things enjoyable  for the players and allow them to compete and have fun. As players advance into our Academy program the dynamic will shift a bit as we will begin playing against other clubs. At a younger age, our primary focus is helping the players with their development and fostering their love for the game. Let’s be supportive of all of our players.

 

Refunds

 

We will do our best to provide an environment to encourage your player to develop soccer skills and a love for the game. We understand that sometimes soccer isn’t the right fit, that you may change your mind, or your schedule may not allow for this time commitment. Please consider these things prior to registering as we do not offer refunds on registration fees. 

 

 

DIRECTIONS

 

 

7440 FM 1560
San Antonio, TX 78254
ALAMO SPORTSPLEX (FIELDS 1-7)
CULEBRA CREEK SOCCER PARK (FIELDS 11-18)

 

***Field Usage is for Alamo City SC members.  All events, practices, etc. must be approved in advance by Alamo City SC.***

***No Dogs Allowed At Any Time On Any Field***

***Due to limited parking, one parking space per vehicle only.***

***No RV's***

***No Trailers***

***No BBQ Pits or Tables***

 

Culebra Creek Fields (CC - FIELDS 11-18)

 

From 1604: Take the Culebra Exit and head West on Culebra Rd (471). Turn right on to Westwood Loop and then left to enter Culebra Creek Park. Follow the road along the south side of the park until you reach the Culebra Creek Soccer Fields.

From 471: Take 471 East towards San Antonio. Turn left onto FM1560 and you will see the Alamo Sports Plex on your right. Turn in and drive through Alamo Sports Plex, over the bridge, and Culebra Creek Soccer Fields will be on your left.

 
ALAMO SPORTSPLEX (ASP - FIELDS 1-7)

 

From 1604: Exit Culebra Rd and take Culebra (471) West to FM1560. Turn right on FM1560 and you will see the Alamo SportsPlex fields on your right.

From 471: Take 471 east towards San Antonio until you reach FM1560. Turn left on FM1560 and you will see the Alamo SportsPlex fields on your right.

 

 

Have More Questions Before Registering?  Check out our FAQ's.

 

 

Summer Manchester

Junior Academy Director