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Players Academy Program

REGISTER FOR Player's Academy

(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)

Open to 5 to 10 year old boys and girls

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.

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.

2019-20 Sample
Boys & Girls Program
(Sessions)(Tuesday & Thursday)(Field)
Session 1 (Wk 1)Sept. 17 & 19Ball Familiarity
Session 1 (Wk 2)Sept. 24 & 26
Passing & Receiving 1
Session 1 (Wk 3)Oct. 1 & 3Dribbling
Session 1 (Wk 4)Oct. 8 & 10Shooting
Session 1 (Wk 5)Oct.15 & 171v1 Attacking
Session 1 (Wk 6)Oct.22 & 241v1 Defending
Session 1 (Wk 7)Oct. 29 & 31World Cup Games
Session 1 (Wk 8)Nov. 5 & 7Ball Familiarity
Session 1 (Wk 9)Nov. 12 & 14
Passing & Receiving 1
Session 1 (Wk 10)Nov. 19 & 21
Passing & Receiving 2



The Players’ Academy program is open to participants who will attend one or two sessions per week for a period of 10-weeks at Girsh Park Turf. Players selecting the once a week program may choose either Tuesday or Thursday, whichever works for their schedule.Players do not have to stick to one day for the entire 10 weeks, they may attend either session each week.

Players also have the option to attend both trainings each week.

Session #1: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 4:00-5:15 pm (Week of September 16, 2019 to Week of November 18, 2019)

Session #2: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 4:00-5:15 pm (Week of January 6, 2020 to Week of March 9, 2020)

Session #3: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 4:00-5:15 pm (Week of March 16, 2020 to Week of May 25, 2020)**

**No Session(s) the week of March 23 due to Spring Break.

Girsh Park Turf 
7050 Phelps Rd 
Goleta, CA 93117

$175 per 10-week session for one day a week training. (player may attend either Tuesday or Thursday training)
$250 per 10-week session for twice a week training. (player attends both Tuesday and Thursday training)

The above fee includes a Player's Academy T-shirt. Information regarding obtaining the jersey will be forthcoming.

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.


 5 to 10 year old boys & girls  

Recreational & Advanced

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.


·       Scholarships are available. Please email Nicole at [email protected] and request a scholarship application. 

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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