Youth Director

James Pritchard



Having FUN, learning by PLAYING, and building character through SOCCER are what you can expect when you sign up your player for the Sting Austin Recreational program.

Our coaches create safe, challenging, inclusive soccer environments where players can experience the game, grow as individual players, learn sportsmanship and respect, and become a good teammate.

Through their recreational soccer experience, many players build the foundational skills and confidence to help them transition to more competitive Academy and Select soccer programs.

Critical to player success in our Recreational program is the support of the parent and volunteer coaching community.

Our Volunteer coaches are respected and community-focused in their contribution; and have great impact on the lives of the athletes within our program. They are provided curriculum guidance, coaching resources and access to coaching clinics by the Sting Austin Youth Development Director. 

Sting Austin strive to create a growing love for the game while providing a philosophy that supports the advancement of all levels and every player within the Recreational program. To register your player for Sting Austin recreational soccer, click here.


The Sting Austin Academy program is a FUN and CHALLENGING growth focused program for girls and boys ages U5 - U10 years old. 


Our program is designed to create a SAFE and INCLUSIVE competitive soccer environment, allowing players to connect with their teammates and learn through engaging and enjoyable activities. Players will be actively playing while learning; no laps, lines or lectures. 


Professionally licensed coaches create play-based practice environments to encourage learning and quality improvement through organized, repetition and game-like activities. Coaches teach using guided discovery questioning, allowing players to solve soccer puzzles within the game. This approach facilitates the developing athletes to gain psychological confidence in problem solving along with technical/tactical & fitness experience they need to navigate developmentally appropriate soccer problems.  


The Sting Academy is committed to providing the correct environment and structure to create a well-rounded, competitive ready player. The objective of the curriculum is to develop each of the four components of a player: Technical, Tactical, Psychological, and Physical in a progressive and age appropriate manner. 


Sting soccer Academy serves as a bridge to competitive soccer and brings out a strong passion for the game! 

It’s both a challenging and rewarding experience for the players involved. 


Contact to join us for an upcoming training session and evaluation for our upcoming 2020-2021 Academy season.