100% of our coaches are licensed and have had a background check. Our club requires that all coaches hold a minimum Grassroots Pathway License(s). Coaches are also provided with continuing education and licensing opportunities to continue advancing their knowledge and licensing.
Practices are held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Requesting specific practice nights are not available as all Junior Academy practices are scheduled on the same two weeknights.
Games are held on Friday nights at 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm. Schedules are distributed at the beginning of the season. Teams and coaches are assigned.
All practices are held at the Alamo Sportsplex located at 7440 FM 1560 San Antonio, Texas 78254. Junior Academy field assignment will be emailed to registered players.
All fields are well-lit and well-maintained, giving our teams ample training options.
This location provides convenient access from anywhere in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Please visit our FIELDS page for more information.
Players will need the appropriate size soccer ball (size 3), soccer cleats, shin guards (should be covered by soccer socks), and comfortable athletic attire. Please provide plenty of water and sunscreen for your player.
Yes, if your child exhibits the ability to play at a higher level/older age group, this option can be discussed with the current team coach and Junior Academy Director. The players must exhibit the appropriate soccer skills, emotional, and social maturity needed to play at a higher level. We can also work with you if you have siblings wanting to play together.
We do not offer a discount or financial aid for this program.
Junior Academy has two seasons per calendar year, Spring and Fall. The fee is per season and due to operating costs, is non-refundable.
Tournaments are hosted by our club and other soccer clubs and provide a great opportunity to play teams from outside the greater San Antonio area or even from outside the state.
With our older programs, tournament fees are built into the program. Junior Academy does not include tournament fees. Tournaments are optional and fees for teams will vary. Parents and Junior Academy coaches can collaborate to form teams for tournaments and costs can be worked out by parents. The teams are typically guaranteed a minimum of three games depending on the size of the tournament or number of teams in your age division. San Antonio Surf Soccer hosts three large tournaments every year and we encourage participation in these events. Please see our tournament page for more information.
Yes. San Antonio Surf Soccer Club hosts 3 annual tournaments at Alamo Sportsplex and Culebra Creek Soccer Park. Learn more here.
At this age we focus on learning the fundamentals of the game and not focusing on goals scored, so with that in mind, the score is not recorded. There are no playoffs for these programs.