The Ajax Academy program competes against other select Academy clubs in the San Antonio & surrounding area teams. Ajax Academy is recreational soccer (no playoffs, no standings) with professional training usually used as a bridge for dedicated players from recreational to select soccer.
Ajax Academy focuses on technical training with emphasis on small group tactics based upon the level of play. Technical training is pivotal to the understanding of the game. And while we appreciate that winning is fun, individual player development is more important at this age. Winning is kept in perspective. Over the years, Ajax has developed an enviable reputation within the league based on the quality of our players & the style of soccer they play.
We encourage our players to not only perform ever-advancing skills while also to setting the standard for good sportsmanship within the league.
A maximum of 10 players can be registered to a team with a minimum of 7. If we have available more than 10 players, but fewer than 14, we will field only a single team with players selected on a first come, first served basis. If we have more that 14 players, we will form multiple teams and group players with others of similar ability. Some exceptions may exist. Each new season, Ajax coaches will review the progress of players & decide whether players should move between teams. Players train 2 nights a week for 1 hour. We also offer two extra nights of training for all Academy players each week - so there are 4 days or training available to everyone. All Ajax staff members work with each of the players at some point in time to maximize the learning opportunities for the players. This has the added benefit of ensuring that each trainer is familiar with each team to cover league games & tournaments.
July- December ---games occur September to November, expect 8-10 games
January – May ---games occur late February to May, expect 8-10 games
Games are usually played on Saturday. Some Sunday games are possible due to rainouts or the need to fit more games into the weekends available for play.
U9 – Gender Specific 7v7
U10 - Gender Specific 7v7
In 2016/2017 seasonal year, The USSF (US Soccer Federation) implemented recommended training & play rules that have overhauled these two pivotal age groups. Ajax, in association with STYSA (South Texas Youth Soccer Association), have implement the changes starting in Fall 2016. Our philosophy for training will remain intact, with a focus on individual skills.
U7 & U8 Academy recommendation are as follows:
Ajax Academy program is unique tat the U7 & U8 ages.
Register for these age groups at the same link at the top of this page! We look forward to seeing you at the fields.