SAN ANTONIO ACADEMY
SAN ANTONIO ACADEMY
Sting San Antonio offers a challenging and enjoyable environment, centered on individual person & player development.
Our Junior Academy program offers professional soccer coaching of U7-U10 girls. Academy players at Sting SA are immersed in an environment of challenging training and competitive matches. We aim to develop the whole player and person, learning a range of core technique, game intelligence, and experience of the game from all positions and points of play. Players pool train with other players from the same age group, and are assigned to teams based on playing level. Coaching staff follow an established curriculum that places the individual at the center of learning, with training goals that include individual technique and game intelligence through the use of small-sided games. Our U7/U8 players play in 4v4 games; our U9/U10s play in 7v7 games.
Players will always receive a minimum of 50% of playtime for every game, to maximize their development. Coaches will rotate players through all positional roles on the field, so as to learn and experience the different positions, roles, technical abilities required in different areas of the field, and tactical viewpoints. Using the pool play method, we train same-age group teams side-by-side to allow pool training and scrimmaging in training. Pool play is used to share players across teams every game, allowing players to experience more than one game, and move across different levels of competition. Our age groups are developed as an entire group, as we prepare and plan for players moving into our competitive Junior Program. Written player evaluations are provided every fall and spring season.
Teams are formed every Fall and Spring season.
Players compete in the competitive “PDF league of San Antonio.”
Fall season runs from August-December. Spring season runs from January-May.
14 weeks, consisting of 28 training session & 9 games per season.
Monday & Wednesday
U7/U8 Girls, 5pm-6pm
U10 Girls, 6pm-7.30pm
Tuesday and Thursday
U9 Girls, 6pm-7.30pm
Game Dates & Times:
September to November in the Fall, February to May in the Spring
Game Times vary every Saturday…plan to play anywhere between 8.30am and 5pm. League schedule is set by Academy Directors of the League.
**Bracketing games: first 2-3 weeks of the season, to see if playing level is appropriate for all players & teams
**Teams & Players are moved around after these bracketing games, to ensure that they are placed in the appropriate environment, suitable for their learning and development
**Rest of the season’s schedule is then set and sent out