FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SAN ANTONIO UNITED GIRLS PROGRAM BECOMES A PART OF THE STING SOCCER ORGANIZATION
(Dallas, Texas) - In another key strategic partnership, the Sting Soccer Organization and San Antonio United are pleased to announce that the girl’s program of San Antonio United will become a part of the Sting Organization – more than doubling the size of Sting San Antonio. The leadership of SA United recognized an opportunity where SA United teams would have access to high level platforms, primarily the new ECNL Regional League through Sting Austin ECNL while providing a program that will enhance opportunity for development at every level for SA United players.
The 12 teams of SA United and the Junior Academy players, along with an extremely qualified staff of coaches, will become a part of the Sting Organization, while the boys’ teams of SA United will remain under the SA United Umbrella. The move demonstrates how close collaboration between entities can create an unparalleled benefit for the players and staff, with many coaches playing dual roles with both the SA United Boy’s program, and the Sting San Antonio Girls program, including the Director of Coaching, Martin Smith, and Executive Director, Keith Winton. With alignment in the vision and mission of the programs, the collaborative nature of the agreement can only bring success and an enhanced offering for San Antonio players.
The highest-level teams of San Antonio United will compete as Sting Austin in the new ECNL regional league along with a selection of top players from other areas including the existing Sting San Antonio teams and Corpus Christi teams. Current Sting San Antonio teams will remain under the leadership of Richard McCarter and his coaching staff and will train at their current training facilities at the STAR Soccer Complex, Cornerstone Christian school, and Atonement. The new Sting San Antonio teams will remain training at their current home facility, GVTC Communications Sportsplex and the STAR Soccer Complex. The leadership and coaching staff will also remain the same, however, they will now have access to the Sting Soccer Organization’s proprietary developmental curriculum, education support, and large infrastructure that has propelled Sting to national excellence. The new Sting San Antonio teams will also benefit from opportunities that arise from being a part of a large organization including the developmental benefits and playing opportunities that result from having divisions that stretch through South Texas into Corpus Christi and beyond.
Keith Winton, Executive Director of San Antonio United is excited about the move.
“We at SA United are so excited to partner with a club as prestigious as Sting. The combination of resources is immense and therefore the opportunities for our players are endless. We now have the platform and pathway you all have worked so hard for – to experience competition on a regional and national level. The future is bright.”
Brent Coralli, Principal/Owner of the Sting Soccer Organization echoes the sentiment,
“As an organization, we feel this merger truly provides a great opportunity for San Antonio players looking to compete at the highest levels. San Antonio United has built a tremendous program and has an extremely qualified and high-level coaching staff, along with some very successful teams. They recognized the need to provide their players even more opportunity, and we pursued this partnership with that goal in mind. The players and staff will now share in the success of the Sting Organization and have a chance to make their mark.”
With a shared vision and goal of ensuring maximum opportunity for every player to develop and grow, San Antonio United and the Sting Soccer Organization look forward to what the future holds for the new Sting San Antonio teams and staff.