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!
Rising Stars parent
OUR 6 WEEK PROGRAM STARTING IN JUNE, 2021
Introducing a child to a soccer ball as soon as possible is paramount to their fundamental development. Join a fun, engaging and exciting Summer program!
U4-U5 10 SESSIONS PER SEASON
U6-U7 20 SESSIONS PER SEASON
290+ AVERAGE TOUCHES
10 SKILLS TAUGHT PER SEASON
PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SA UNITED SOCCER PLAYERS TO PLAY AND DEVELOP IN THE SA UNITED WAY
Developing the very fundamentals of soccer, at the earliest time of a child's development is crucial in their soccer education. We create an environment to fully maximize their learning while surrounding them with coaches that make it an extremely fun place to train.
Our Rising Stars Program aims to create a fun, friendly, and challenging environment that helps develop creative young soccer players, and instills a passion and love for 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 with a focus to improve the skill level and understanding 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-U7 year old soccer players the opportunity to continue participating in local recreational leagues (NEYSO, SAYSAT, 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.
Rising Stars to Developmental
Per player per session
SKILLS AND TRICKS
Taught per season
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.
Rising Stars parent
EDUCATION, TECHNIQUE AND OF COURSE FUN, ARE AT THE VERY FOREFRONT OF OUR RISING STARS PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY
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.
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 completely through SA United which will in turn feed into our U8 age group.
Players born in 2017 are U4 (Must be 4 by the start of the season).
Players born in 2016 are U5.
Players born in 2015 are U6.
Players born in 2014 are U7.
Players train and play in a pool playing style (integrated and together).
U4/U5's practice on Tuesdays, 5-6pm.
U6/U7's practice on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6pm.
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 are 25x15yds and for U6-U7 players it is expanded to 30x20yds.
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 5-6pm
Saturday morning in-house games at GVTC from 8-10am
SA United practice shirt
SA United game shirt
Our season schedule tries to maximize as much training and game time for all of our players and members, please view the dates and times below.
SUMMER STARS, 2021.
FALL SEASON, 2021.
Starts: June 15
Ends: July 27
Age groups: 2015, 2016 2017 ONLY
Practices: Tuesday 6-7pm
Practice dates: June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27
Game day and times: Thursday 6-7pm
Game dates: June 17, 24, July 1, 15, 22, 29
Location: GVTC Communications Sportsplex, field #1
Cost: See program fees below
Starts: September 7
Ends: November 6
Age groups: U4-U7
Practices: U4/U5 - Tuesday 5-6pm, U6/U7 - Monday/Wednesday 5-6pm
Practice dates: U4/U5 - Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
U6/U7 - Sept 8, 13/15, 20/22, 27/29, Oct 4/6, 11/13, 18/20, 25/27, Nov 1/3
Game day and times: Saturday 8-10am
Game dates: Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Halloween theme), Nov 6
PROGRAM FEES (REGULAR SEASON)
Payment fees for seasonal training/regular season training and games (excluding camps).
U4/U5 (Fall) - $169
U6/U7 (Fall) - $195
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.
SUMMER STARS, 2021 PLAYER REGISTRATION.
FALL, 2021 PLAYER REGISTRATION.
Our Recreational program offers a low-cost, fun, creative and non-stressful environment, to not only develop soccer players, but for every player to participate on a team, regardless of their interest or ability.
Q. If my child really enjoys the program, are there any options for movement into the other club programs?
A. Yes of course. We actually have players who have excelled in the program and then progressed into our Academy and Junior programs to further their development.
Players moving into the Senior program begin to learn about our competition phase, while we develop them for successful high-school and college careers in sport and study.
Q. How do you help players with their college aspirations and recruitment?
A. With a dedicated program director, we provide each athlete with a guide and athlete profile, outlining a timeline to organize their goals and support them in the recruiting process.
Our Junior program focuses on our athletes learning to compete as a team, developing as an individual, enjoying the pursuit of excellence in a challenging environment.
Q. Entering into the competitive phase of soccer, what can we expect from the program?
A. We offer multiple levels of competitive play, with a club focus and philosophy on developing intelligent, skillful athletes.
Developing the very fundamentals of soccer, at the earliest time of a child's development, is crucial in their soccer education.
Q. What does your program offer my young child and why play so early ?
A. Our program has a set curriculum based on ball mastery, and a fun challenging environment to instill a passion and love for the game.
Our Academy program is a fantastic place for young athletes to to continue their soccer education, while constantly challenging and developing their mind and body.
Q. Can we come out to the Sportsplex and see what the environment is like before registering?
A. Of course, we can arrange a free POE for your child and your family to experience our club.