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Players Academy - Session III

Beginning March 17th, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 4:00 - 5:15 pm

Open to Boys & Girls; Ages 5 to 10 of All Abilities

Players Academy Once a Week Training - $175
Players Academy Twice a Week Training  - $250 


*In order to register you will create a login and password on our website. Once created the 'Register' button will appear. You will click the 'Register' button and select PLAYER'S ACADEMY

About Players Academy 

The Players’ Academy program is open to 5 to 10 year old boys and girls, and provides a perfect environment for players of all levels - from beginner to advanced -  to develop age and ability appropriate soccer skills.  Players will be divided by ages and ability.  The program serves as an introduction to the forging ground that encompasses the mental, physical, technical and tactical aspects of the game of soccer. The Players’ Academy is a perfect introduction to an age appropriate soccer skill development, or an opportunity for players already on their way to expand their abilities and skill levels.  The learning environment that will assist in forming the character traits that will serve children for the rest of their lives. This program is meant to run side by side with and complement to your player's recreational season or stand alone.

NEW FOR SESSION II - Add 16 Games! 

New for Session II - Add on Friday Night Winter League gaming circuit for only $75 more. Have your player participate in 16, fast-paced games as a perfect compliment to their Players Academy Training.   To learn more about Friday Night Winter League, click here.  Players have two choices to participate - play with their Players Academy teammates or play with their friends from school or other recreational teams 

In addition to fostering a love for the game of soccer, the Players’ Academy program will:

  • Teach players of all ability levels how to develop an appetite for self improvement and training

  • Teach individual essential character traits and values

  • Prepare players the technically and tactically understanding for their desired level of play

  • The characteristics integrated into our curriculum can be broken down into four main areas for analysis: Psychomotor, Cognitive, Psychosocial and Cognitive Development.

Typical Session
A sample typical practice as part of the Players’ Academy program would include any of the below three pillars: Warm-Up, Session Topic, and Games.

Session II
Boys & Girls Program
Session II (Wk 1)Jan 7Ball Familiarity (Level II)
Session II (Wk 2)Jan 14
Passing & Receiving 1 (Level II)
Session II (Wk 3)Jan 21Dribbling (Level II)
Session II (Wk 4)Jan 28Shooting (Level II) 
Session II (Wk 5)Feb 41v1 Attacking (Level II) 
Session II (Wk 6)Feb 111v1 Defending (Level II) 
Session II (Wk 7)Feb 18World Cup Games (Level II)
Session II (Wk 8)Feb 25Ball Familiarity (Level II) 
Session II (Wk 9)March 3
Passing & Receiving 1 (Level II) 
Session II (Wk 10)March 10
Passing & Receiving 2 (Level II) 

Girsh Park Turf 
7050 Phelps Rd 
Goleta, CA 93117

All registered players are responsible for remitting all fees prescribed by Santa Barbara Soccer Club Players’ Academy.  Payment must be made in full prior to the start of each session. The following link will take you to our general website where you will create a log in and password. Once created the "register" button will appear in the upper right corner. This is where you will begin your registration for the Player's Academy Program. Please click here to register for the Player's Academy Program.

Check In & Check out
Please arrive at class 15 minutes prior to the start of each session and pick-up promptly at completion.

What to bring:

·       Must bring a ball

·       Wear proper soccer cleats or sneakers (closed toe) & shin guards

·       Wear Players’ Academy shirt to each practice. (Players Academy Uniforms are provided for each new registration)


·       Limited scholarships are available. Please email Nicole at [email protected] and request a scholarship application PRIOR to registering. We do not award scholarships 'after the fact.'

Refund Policy or Cancellations
If you must cancel, please do so as early as possible so that we can forward you a class credit via the mail. All ONLINE payments are non-refundable unless Santa Barbara Soccer Club cancels the class.

Please email Nicole Bates, Recreation Administrator, prior to completing your online registration at [email protected]

Contact Us

Santa Barbara Soccer Club

121 Gray Avenue, Suite 300
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Phone: 805-679-7592
Email: [email protected]

Santa Barbara Soccer Club

121 Gray Avenue, Suite 300
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Phone: 805-679-7592
Email: [email protected]
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