Santos FC Competitive Premier Soccer Program
Santos competitive teams train to be highly skilled and very creative. We like to say our players at the highest level have that bit of "magic" which sets them apart.
Our top competitive players receive training from our experienced staff of coaches who develop the kids in soccer and develop their mindset to be able to reach higher goals and evolve to become better.
As a whole, our Club playing style focuses on possession with ball and player movement. Our players train to excel at controlling the ball and the game.
Philosophy & Model Training at the young age is very important. There should be no less than 2 trainings per every game played. The training environment provides the opportunity for learning while the game provides the opportunity for application of the learning that takes place in the trainings.
A clear focus on motor coordination skills is imperative at the young age. Players must be able to complete a series of tasks and instructions that involve balance, motor coordination, agility, technique, and psycho-motor skills. This can only be achieved through the continual repetition provided in a consistent and clear training environment.
It is important that all young players be able to attack 1v1, defend 1v1, and use creative thought process in the application of these skills. Too many older players do not have the skill set or the ability to attack and defend 1v1 with confidence. The change in development will focus on this to create older players who are proficient in these skills.
Footwork, agility, and quickness are all a focus at this level through use of the speed ladder. The speed ladder promotes these qualities while providing an environment that helps to accentuate a proper running technique, a vital part of a young player’s development.
Dribbling, passing, and striking techniques are the most fundamental requirements at these ages. Without these, the older player cannot apply the tactics necessary to continue success in the game.
A proper league structure in which high level competition is achieved against similar ability teams is imperative in the development of the young player. The Competitive League provides this learning environment. Learning does not take place by playing against competition which is subpar or in which a team is overwhelmed. A poor competitive environment only creates poor habits and a lazy attitude toward the game as players do not have the need to put out their best effort to perform.
It is our main goal to ensure that our young teams find the right competition every week rather than simply three games a year in one competition. It is the only way to consistently measure and adjust the growth of a young player.
U13 and above is where Santos FC will begin to focus on the necessity of the experience of regional and national level competitions. Better prepared and developed players will compete better, recover better, and stay healthy longer in the game given this chance to develop in the U8-U12 age groups.
Above all, Santos FC encourages fun and love of the game.
We will always strive for a minimum of 50% playtime in games. In competitive soccer- this is not guaranteed though. So we will use the term Fair, but not always equal. Every team has some players which play a greater percentage of a game then others. Many factors go into the decision of how much your player will play and here are a few of those factors: behavior, commitment, skill, coachability and tactical just to name a few.
SF Residency Policy:
How much does it all cost?
Santos FC knows San Francisco Soccer very well and has a plan for all players that do make this soccer club to make the most sense for everyone's budget. We have payment plans which make our club very affordable as well as a limited amount in financial assistance.
Competitive Travel: $2200 (11 month program- $200 per month) Includes 2 practices a week in Fall & Spring. 1 practice a week during winter training program. NorCal Premier Soccer League
Financial assistance offered
Apply for a ScholarshipWe offer assistance to eligible San Francisco residents through our Scholarship Program. Eligibility in our Scholarship Program gives low income residents to at least a 50% discount and as much as 100% off program registration. Families can enroll by meeting income level restrictions and by submitting documentation of enrollment in other subsidized programs.
The scholarship policy establishes the eligibility requirements and determines scholarship levels criteria, which applies to all San Francisco Residents seeking Club Membership for our Competitive Soccer Program.
Eligibility for scholarships and/or financial aid may only be determined by any designee(s) of the Santos FC Club. Eligibility for scholarships must be established every 2 years by meeting eligibility and verification requirements. Scholarship eligibility will be valid for 2 years from the date of inception.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
1. Applicants must live in San Francisco.
2. Applicant’s household must have an income equal to or less than 250% of the current federal poverty level, as determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Federal Poverty Guidelines. (link below)
This basis is determined by the same requirement offered by SF Rec and Park Department for their programs.
How do I apply?
1) Please send an email to the Club Director indicating your need to apply for our scholarship program. email: Santos FC Scholarship Program.
2) By Physically showing income verification documentation in a private meeting
Both methods will require you to provide proof of residency and show documentation verifying your income.
All inquiries and results will remain confidential between the applicant and the person who reviews the application.