Welcome to the monthly SA United newsletter, United World. We will distribute a monthly newsletter to increase and improve our communication with our club. The newsletters will include upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, team updates, tournament information and many other important announcements. If you would like to add an article to the United World newsletter, please submit your news item for review by the 24th of each month to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include appropriate contact information and limit your text to two short paragraphs.
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SA United finished the fall season with great performances. A special mention goes to the following.
99 Boys Black Western District Champions
00 Boys Gold Western District Playoffs
99 Girls Black Western District Playoffs
98 Girls Gold Western District Playoffs
97 Girls Gold Western District Playoffs
96 Boys Gold western District Playoffs
96 Girls 2nd Place Western District Playoffs
96 Girls Black 2nd Place State Playoffs
Lions Showcase Tournament
00 Boys Gold 2nd place
00 Girls Black Winners
99 Boys Black Winners
Congratulations to all of the SA United teams that participated in the Pre Thanksgiving Tournament this past weekend. There were some very tense moments out there but when the final whistle blew the results came in, it was a great showing for the club. Out of the 15 SA United teams that were entered 11 teams either won or placed in the tournament. It was very exciting to watch all the SA United teams picking up their medals at the end of the day! A great representation from all our players, trainers and parents. All of the teams that entered played some excellent soccer and the overall tournament results for the club is a true sign of the continued progress and development of the players. Players that are learning to play 'The United Way'.
SA United 00 Boys Gold
SA United 98 Boys Gold
Sa United 97 Boys White
SA United 96 Boys Gold
SA United 96 Girls Black
SA United 94 Boys Black
Tournament Placed Teams
SA United U10 Boys Galacticos - 2nd Place
SA United 99 Boys Black - 2nd Place
SA United 98 Girls Gold - 2nd Place
SA United 00 Girls Black - 3rd Place
SA United 97 Boys Black - 3rd Place tied
Incarnate Women’s Game
Ladies Night Friday October 22nd.
First SA United Girls Night Out at the UIW Women’s soccer game vs Midwestern State on Friday 22nd October, 6pm at Benson Stadium.
ALL of our female players from the youngest, to the oldest attended the game in their SA United gold. Not only were they cheering on the UIW Women’s team but they also supported our academy girls as team mascots and another two of our girls teams as ball girls!
In addition to attending the game, all SA United players received a FREE UIW/SA United poster commemorating our first Girls Night Out. They were invited to a meet and greet session after the game to have their pictures taken with the players and have their posters signed.
San Antonio Rampage - Opening Night Friday October the 8th
This past Friday SA United Soccer club showed their support to their local ICE HOCKY team the SA RAMPAGE. Over 200 players and parents went to watch the game with all having thoroughly enjoyable evening!
Players got to play broom hockey on the AT&T ice which was highly entertaining for the players and onlookers.
The SA United crowd got to see an entertaining game which the SA rampage ran out 6 - 3 winners over the Chicago Wolves.
The first annual SA United Soccer Club residential camp took place at YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow over the weekend of 13th-15th August!
74 players and 26 adults attended the camp with players, parents, and trainers alike staying in cabins and participating in team building activities designed to promote team and club unity prior to the fall season kicking off!
Huge thanks must go to YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow and their fantastic staff who provided a fun atmosphere and games to keep our players entertained! Thank you also to our team of SA United Parent Volunteers who gave up their weekend to help supervise and of course join in!
NATIONAL CUP STATE CHAMPIONS!
The girls completed a great season on Saturday with a 2 – 0 win over Austin Texans, to become the National Cup State Champions!
The girls had a fantastic season playing with a league record of 6-0-0, scoring 12 goals and conceding 0. They truly had a fantastic season and SA United Soccer club is very proud of the players, manager Bob Wilson and trainer Michael Yates.
SA United was also represented in playoffs by the 99 Girls Black, 99 Boys Gold and 95 Boys Black, congratulations to these teams for having a successful season. Many SA United teams narrowly missed out on playoffs due to tie breakers or a single point. SA United would like to thank all players, parents’ managers and coaches for another great season; we are looking forward to tryouts and continuing to improve every player & every team!
Four New teams Formed
Once again SA United meets its target of forming 2 boys’ teams and two girl’s teams at the U11 age group. As a club, we do not strive to be the largest club in town; we are not a club that will just take every player to add numbers. Our aim is to be the club that is respected and desired for continuously developing players and teams that compete and remain competitive at their respective play level. Throughout our tryouts we carefully select the players that we feel will best represent our club at the levels we aim to form teams for. Each player is carefully selected and those players that are selected should be very proud to be the new United Juniors. Congratulations to all of those players that made the teams and welcome to the club.
We had a tremendous showing and we would like to thank all of those that were in attendance. We would also like to thank our volunteers for their help with registration, set up and break down. Your support is truly appreciated.
SA United competed in the Memorial Day Tournament this past weekend.
SA United included 13 teams in this tournament with every team representing the Club in an excellent fashion. A special mention to 8 teams out 14 who made it to the final, many of our teams were playing up an age bracket and competing in the top bracket.
99 Boy Black Runners Up
99 Boys White Runners Up
99 Girls Black Winners
98 Boys Black Runners Up
98 Girls Black Runners Up
98 Girls Gold Runners Up
97 Girls Black Winners
96 Girls Black Winners
A great job by all teams who participated superb performance.
SA United 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
The tournament was a resounding success doubling last years profit!!!!!
Thank you for all sponsors and players that participated in the event.
Information click here.
SA United Partners with Velocity Sports Performance
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Velocity. We are extremely confident that this partnership will help the development of our players and will serve as an opportunity for our club to continue to provide our players the best possible training in town. Director of coaching Jay Sparrow said “We have research lots of companies in town to form a partnership with, and without a doubt, after viewing the facilities that Velocity can offer our players we will be working with the number one SAQ provider in San Antonio.” Corey Chandler, Owner and Director for Velocity, said "Velocity is very excited to be in partnership with SA United Soccer Club. After extensive talks with the organization's coaches and parents, we have tailored a soccer speed development program specifically to the input we have received through those conversations. Having seen the quality of players, coaches, parents and administration over the past two years, we're confident this will be a positive relationship” To learn more about this exciting partnership click below http://velocitysp.com/sanantonio/velocity_and_sa_united_partnersh
2009 South Texas Olympic Development Program Player Opportunity
The STYSA ODP Staff Coaches will conduct training sessions to identify and assist in the development of elite level players in South Texas born in 1996 (1/1/96-12/31/96), 1997 (1/1/97-12/31/97), & 1998 (1/1/98-12/31/98.)
These sessions will expose players – boys & girls – to the demands and benefits of the Olympic Development Program in preparation for ODP try outs in January. Players will participate in four training sessions (two Sundays in the city of your choice) designed to improve each players’ technical proficiency and tactical awareness. Combination Play, Playing Under Pressure, Team Possession and Speed of Play are some of the topics that will be presented.
All sessions will be conducted under the guidance of the South Texas Directors of Coaching – Mike Parsons and Neal Ellis.
11/1 & 11/29 San Antonio McAllister Park 96,97, & 98 Boys & Girls
9-10:15 am & 1:30-2:45 pm Girls
10:45- Noon & 3-4:15 pm Boys
97 Girls impress in Sweden. The Youth World Cup!
The girls advanced to the final 8 of the top bracket in the Sweden Youth World Cup after winning 3-1 in a Penalty shoot out. Watch the clip below to view their experience.
SA United Partners up with College Promoters of Texas
As we continue to support our players in achieving their dreams of playing college soccer, we have partnered up with College Promotions of Texas. CPOTX is a professional college recruiting company located here in San Antonio. For more information please visit their website at www.cpotx.com
SA United Proudly Announces New Academy Director
Sally Stewart has been appointed as the new Academy Director. Sally has been the trainer for the SA United 99 Pilgrims and prior to joining SA United, worked for the English FA as a Women's and Girls' Football Development Officer, she was the Head coach of Gloucestershire Girls Centre of Excellence U14 squad for 3 years. Head Coach/Manager of Gloucestershire County Women's Representative squad and coach/manager of Longlevens WFC. Sally holds the UEFA B License, FA Coaching certificates, NSCAA Regional Diploma, SAQ P Award, Coaching Disabled Footballers Certificate, Introduction to FUTSAL Certificate, First Aid Appointed Person Certificate, and the FA Child Protection Certificate, all of which rank her as one of the most qualified trainers in San Antonio
Chelsea Trainer, Ross Connelly Joins the coaching staff for the summer
Ross Connelly currently works full time as a trainer for Chelsea Football club in England. During the Summer he joins up with the World Wide Soccer team of trainers. This will be the 2nd summer Ross has joined the team to offer his expertise and coaching mythologies learned from his time with Chelsea. Ross will be working on many of the San Antonio Camps this summer, to register for camp please visit www.worldwidesoccersa.com
Sa United Soccer Club, mascot Rooney.
World Wide Soccer sends soccer balls out to the children in the Dominican Republic!
Players from SA United through their local Christian church recently made a trip to the Dominican Republic to offer aid work and to help on some building projects.
Great work boys!