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SA United Soccer Club Youth Development Program 



The SA United Youth Development program has established itself as the premier soccer training and education program in San Antonio for boys and girls aged 7-10 years old. Our Director of Youth Development and professional club management team lead our youth coaching and program delivery. We are dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of coaching and service are delivered throughout our club and professional coaching staff. Our U7-U10 teams play Academy soccer through the SA-PDF organization and will take part in the fall and spring seasons each year, preparing players for transition to U11 tryouts and competitive soccer.

Please review the program information below and read our FAQ's document. If you require further information, please email our administrative assistant, Norma Miller at saunitedmiller@gmail.com.

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Fall 2017 Academy registration information - details below

SAU Academy Program 2017 Parent FAQ's



U7-U10 Boys & Girls Register Here for Fall 2017

Our Academy teams train at two locations; GVTC Communications Sportsplex (78260) and STAR Soccer Complex (78233). Teams train twice each week, and play league matches over Saturday and Sunday.

Fall 2017 season information

Fall 2017 season will begin with team training commencing August with some teams entering the Adidas Fall Kick-Off tournament, which is hosted by SA United Soccer Club. The fall season will run August to December, typically. U11 tryouts for the 2008 age group will be held second week of May 2018.

Age brackets & playing format:
U7 - players born in 2011 - play 5v5 (with GK's)
U8 - players born in 2010 - play 5v5 (with GK's)
U9 - players born in 2009 - play 7v7
U10 - players born in 2008 - play 7v7

U7/U8 (2011-2010) Boys & Girls will train Tues/Thurs 5-6pm only at GVTC Communications Sportsplex.
U9/2009 Girls train Mon/Weds 6pm-730pm at GVTC Communications Sportsplex.
U9/2009 Boys train Tues/Thurs 6pm-730pm at GVTC Communications Sportsplex.
U10/2008 Girls train Tues/Thurs 6pm-730pm at GVTC Communications Sportsplex.
U10/2008 Boys train Mon/Weds 6pm-730pm at GVTC Communications Sportsplex.

Our SA United Academy teams play under the SA-PDF organization and we compete against teams from 5 other member soccer clubs and organizations in the SA-PDF.

Fall 2017 Academy registration now open - click here!

Fall 2017 Free Clinics

Free Clinics over Summer
Join us for a training session and learn more about SA United and our Academy program. All sessions led by Noel Hatherall, Director of Youth Development U7-U13 or Kaitie Kasperitis, Director of Rising Stars. Open to all NEW players wishing to learn more about SA United & our Academy program. Email Norma Miller or Noel Hatherall for further information.

June 14th, 2017 - 6pm-7pm
July 26th, 2017 - 6pm-7pm - Cancelled - please attend the Preseason camp Aug 1-3 email noel.hatherall@saunitedsoccer.com for further information

All sessions held on Field #1 at GVTC Communications Sportsplex, Bulverde Rd 78260.

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Current Coaching Staff, Teams & Training Locations

We will train U7, U8, U9 and U10 Boys and Girls teams practicing at GVTC Communications Sprtsplex, 78260. Our professionally qualified and experienced staff will deliver all training and game management for every week of the season.

Coaching Staff:
Noel Hatherall / Director of Youth Development U8-U13 Boys & Girls / MSc Performance Coaching / NSCAA National Diploma / USSF D License / SAU 07 Boys Black & 04 Boys RAIASA Head Coach
Mark Catterall / SAU Senior Program Director / NSCAA National Diploma / SAU 02 Boys RIASA & 01 Boys Black Head Coach / St. Edwards University Women's Staff Assistant
Laurence O'Toole / NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma / SAU 06 Boys Gold & 04 Girls Gold Head Coach
Ivan Ferreris / USSF C License / SAU 03 Boys Black & 99 Girls Black Head Coach
Duncan Cox / SAU 07 Girls Black A, 02 Boys Black & 00 Boys Black Head Coach
Steve Byrd / USSF E License / NSCAA Level 4 & 6 Diplomas / NSCAA GK Level 1 & 2
Francisco Mohamed / USSF E License
Kaitie Kasperitis / USSF National Youth Coaching Certificate (studying) / USSF D License (studying) / SAU 06 Girls Black & 01 Girls Black Head Coach
Brittany Schrader / USSF National Youth Coaching Certificate (studying) / USSF E License / Head Soccer Coach & Soccer Coordinator San Antonio Academy / SAU 06 Girls Gold Head Coach
Ben Gerdts / USSF National Youth Coaching Certificate (studying) / USSF D License (studying) / SAU 05 Girls Gold & 03 Girls Gold Head Coach

Current SA United Youth Development Program teams are as follows:

GVTC Communications Sportsplex (29064 Bulverde Rd, 78260)

U8 Boys Galacticos - Tues/Thurs 5pm-6pm Field #2
U8 Boys Red Devils- Tues/Thurs 5pm-6pm Field #1
U9 Boys Scorpions - Tues/Thurs 6pm-730pm Field #2
U9 Boys Barca - Tues/Thurs 6pm-7:30pm Field #2
U9 Boys Azzurri - Tues/Thurs 6pm-730pm Field #2
U9 Boys Hammers - Tues/Thurs 6pm-730pm Field #2
U10 Boys Toffees - Mon/Weds 6pm-7:30pm Field #1
U10 Boys Gunners - Mon/Weds 6-7:30pm Field #1
U10 Boys Spurs - Mon/Weds 6pm-7:30pm Field #2
U8 Girls Diamonds Tues/Thurs 5pm-6pm Field #1
U9 Girls Dash - Mon/Weds 6pm-730pm Field #1
U9 Girls Hornets - Mon/Weds 6pm-730pm Field #1
U10 Girls Villains - Tues/Thurs 6-7:30pm Field #2
U10 Girls Belles - Tues/Thurs 6pm-7:30pm Field #1


The SA United Youth Development Program

The SA United Youth Development program has established itself as one of the most successful programs in San Antonio for developing U7-U10 players, offering professional coaching which is managed by a team of full-time, professional coaching and management team. Noel Hatherall, Director of Youth Development U7-U13, leads the program and all coaching staff involved. Coaches are licensed by USSF or NSCAA and experienced in working with youth soccer players. Our coaching staff deliver a soccer education curriculum approved by STYSA and developed in-line with USSF and US Youth Soccer recommendations. 
The SA United Youth Development Program is open registration for all committed players. There are no tryouts for players wishing to join one of our U7/U8/U9/U10 teams; any player can join and train in order to prepare for U11+ competitive soccer!
SA United strive to develop all players for their long-term future, not just a season.
Our program provides a positive and enjoyable environment for the individual soccer player to begin their journey into competitive soccer. With a focus on individual technique and tactical education, we will coach our youth players through a progressive curriculum which offers appropriate challenges for the individual. Coaching sessions will maximize touches on the ball and provide frequent decision-making situations to develop game intelligence. 
We play 5v5 for U7-U8 and 7v7 for U9-U10 age groups. Game results are not our focus, nor will they be the focus of our youth players or parents. Our coaching staff will focus on the learning process and quality of performance, the goal being the strive for excellence in our training and competition, to develop technically versatile and intelligent players. We will encourage the youth player to experience all aspects of soccer, from core skills, to various tactical systems of play, and rotation through all playing roles and positions.
Our philosophy will provide young players with the very best preparation for key stages in their soccer journey; tryouts for competitive 9v9 soccer at U11+; the transition to 11v11 at U13; high school tryouts, and; college scholarships!
All players will play at minimum 50% of every league or tournament game. Please note that while we are not results-driven and all players will play 50% every game, we are not a recreational program, and as such we require a committed mindset and behavior from our players and parents. We fully expect players to attend all training, game and tournaments, and parents to respect the SA United coaching staff, our philosophy and the match and league officials.
Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Information and Age requirements:
U7: Players born 1/1/11 to 12/31/11
U8: Players born 1/1/10 to 12/31/10
U9: Players born 1/1/09 to 12/31/09                  
U10: Players born 1/1/08 to 12/31/08

Registration now open - click here!
The Director of Youth Development will assign players to rosters and create teams. Training schedules will be set to fit the field and coaching staff availability. We will make efforts to accommodate requests regarding training location and day/time schedule, however our priority is having each player in the developmentally appropriate environment for their current profile. 
Each team is allocated an SAU coach who is responsible for all team training and games. These staff are qualified, child protection trained, first aid trained, and have criminal background checks approved.

Practices take place at GVTC Communications Sportsplex, 78260. U7 & U8 players will train Tues/Thurs 5pm-6pm at GVTC. U9 & U10 players will train Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs 6-7:30pm at GVTC dependent on age group.

If you would like to join the fastest growing youth development soccer program for U7-U10 players in San Antonio, or for more information on playing opportunities, please contact Noel Hatherall, Director of Youth Development via email at noel.hatherall@saunitedsoccer.com or Norma Miller, Academy Administrative Assistant on (210) 599-4622 or saunitedmiller@gmail.com.

Too young for one of our Academy teams? Sign up for our Rising Stars Program for 4-7 year olds, directed by Kaitie Kasperitis, our SA United Rising Stars Director!  Please visit our U4s - U7s Rising STARS tab at the top of the page.

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P.O. Box 17626
San Antonio, Texas 78217
Phone: (210) 599 4622
Monday - Thursday
1:00pm - 5:00pm