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Creating a fun, educational environment for our little players.


Every champion was once a beginner

- Mia Hamm -

Preparing the next generation of soccer players to play and develop in the SA United Way.
Our Rising Stars Program aims to create a fun, friendly, and challenging environment that helps develop creative young soccer players, and instills a passion for and love of the game of soccer.
Players will work on and develop good ball mastery skills necessary to take their game to the next level.
Training sessions will be fun and competitive to improve the skill level of the player.
Training is developed from a set curriculum that provides players with technical training to cover all aspects of the game.
We give U4 (born Jan - June of 2014) - U7 (born 2011) year old soccer players the opportunity to continue participating in local recreational leagues (NEYSOSAYSAT, YMCA, i9) while having the advantage of supplemental, technical training provided by SA United professional trainers.
Players have the opportunity to move up to the SA United Development Program when they reach the U8 bracket.


See what some of our members have to say

Kristelle B

Parent / Rising Stars Program

SA United's Rising Stars program is a great program for kids starting out in soccer. Coming from 2 years at the YMCA, my son has learned so much ball work in just one short session in this program. It provides solid, professional coaching, where the fundamentals are learned within a fun, relaxed environment.

Jill T

Parent / Rising Stars Program

We have had our kids play soccer at multiple places (YMCA, i9), but SA United's Rising Stars program has been most successful at developing their soccer skills. The coaches are very engaging. The training maximizes the player's abilities, teaches them about the game of soccer, and most importantly is fun!

Devin M

Parent / Rising Stars Program

We have been with the Rising Stars program for 2 years now, I am impressed with the level of coaching that has shown through in my son's development and enjoyment.


Having fun, learning fundamentals, techniques and pool play

Teaching young players the fundamentals and techniques is essential at this early age.
Rising Stars players at SA United are immersed into an environment where the primary focus is on learning and developing each player's fundamental ball skills, such as total ball mastery, dribbling skills, and 1v1 abilities. Throughout the season, we focus on the individual player becoming more comfortable with the ball and learning different skill moves to be more confident in 1v1 situations.
The Rising Stars coaching staff follow an established player development curriculum geared toward evolving the player's individual game.
Using the pool play method, we train players in the same-age groups, as well as by ability and playing experience.
Age groups are developed as an entire group, as we prepare players to have a fundamental base of skills that are necessary to be a complete soccer player and to progress through all of the programs at SA United.

You build a player like you build a house. You start with the foundations. The fundamentals

- Arsène Wenger -



Info on the program, its format, training times and location.

Program overview
Each game is of a small sided variant, allowing the players to have fun while trying out new skills and allowing them to express themselves in a healthy, challenging environment.
Our Rising Stars program is run through SA United which will feed into the U8 age group.
Players born in 2016 are U4 (Must be 4 by the start of the season).
Players born in 2015 are U5.
Players born in 2014 are U6.
Players born in 2013 are U7.
Players train and play together in a pool playing style.
U4/U5's practice on Tuesdays, 5-6pm.
U6/U7's practice on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6pm.
Game format
On game days, our U5 players play a 3v3 game format, while our U6-U7 players play a 4v4 format.
Players in the U5 age group need a size 3 Soccer ball; Players in the U6-U7 age group need a size 4 Soccer ball.
Field dimensions for U5 players is 25x15 yards and for U6-U7 players it is expanded to 30x20 yards.
Program contents
All age groups include a training shirt and game shirt.
Included in the program:
  • Training sessions with SA United professional training staff
  • Monday training sessions at GVTC from 5pm-6pm
  • Saturday morning in-house games at GVTC from 8am-10am
  • SA United practice shirt
  • SA United game shirt
  • Registration
  • Insurance
Program fees
Payment plans for monthly training dues:
  • Pay in full - Fall only (U4/U5 $169, U6/U7 $195)
  • Pay in full - Fall and Spring (U4/U5 $338, U6/U7 $390)
  • 2 monthly payments for Fall only - (U4/U5 $84.50 each month, U6/U7 $97.50 each month)
  • 4 monthly payments for Fall and Spring (U4/U5 $84.50 each month, U6/U7 $97.50 each month)
Total: U4/U5 $169, U6/U7 $195 per season (Fall and Spring)
Program registration
If you are interested in your son(s) or daughter(s) joining our Rising Stars Program then please click the relevant link to begin the registration process.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail and information on the program itself not long after it has been completed
Fall 2020 player registration
Program schedule
Summer 2020
Training information

Starts: June 15
Ends: July 18
U4/U5 Practices: Mondays only, 6-7pm
U6/U7 Practices: Mondays / Wednesdays, 6-7pm
Dates: June 15 / 17, 22 / 24, 29 / July 1, 6 / 8, 13 / 15

Days: Saturdays, 9am
Dates: June 20, 27, July 11, 18
Location: GVTC Sportsplex, field #1
Fall 2020
Training information

Starts: September 8
Ends: November 7
U4/U5 Practices: Tuesdays only, 5-6pm
Dates: Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3
U6/U7 Practices: Mondays / Wednesdays, 5-6pm
Dates: Sept 9, 14 / 16, 21 / 23, 28 / 30, Oct 5 / 7, 12 / 14, 19 / 21, 26 / 28, Nov 2 / 4

Days: Saturdays, 8-10am
Dates: Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Halloween Theme), Nov 7
Location: GVTC Sportsplex, field #1
Field information
GVTC Sportsplex, is located at 29064 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78260.
There are two entrances into the complex, North and South.
When you enter the complex, field #1 will be the first field you see, this is where all training sessions for these age groups and games are held.
There is a parents area to watch your son(s) or daughter(s) and encourage them in a healthy fun environment.
Field Policies and Regulations

For safety reasons, prohibited items include but are not limited to: 

  • Alcohol, drugs, chemicals, illegal substances or any paraphernalia associated with drug use

  • Fireworks or any combustible devices

  • Obscene or offensive material

  • Animals (except service animals)

  • Weapons of any type, including chains, knives, firearms and spiked jewelry

  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by event or complex staff

  • Speed limit at the Sportsplex is strictly 5mph

  • No soliciting

  • Tobacco and smoke free environment (including electronic cigarettes)

  • No swearing or aggressive behavior aimed at officials, parents or players

  • Guests found to be in violation of the above policies may face possible ejection or suspension from the GVTC Sportsplex



Postal Address: P.O. Box 340058, Austin, TX, 78734

Field Address: GVTC Communications Sportsplex, 29064 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, TX, 78260

Phone: (210) 599 4622

Email: rhonda.s@saunitedsoccer.com