WHAT IS THE CULTURE AND VALUE SYSTEM OF STAR ACADEMY?
We believe in the good of the team over the glory of the individual. To represent that on the field, no jerseys will have a #10. To read more about our value system, see our Club philosophy page.
WHAT IS THE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY?
We provide a transformational training environment and culture that focuses on developing the complete player/person, with emphasis on creating extremely technical, multi-faceted footballers.
WHAT SEPARATES STAR ACADEMY FROM OTHER ELITE CLUBS ON THE PENINSULA?
• A loyalty to our brand and style of fútbol
• A culture that players can identify with, enjoy and embrace
• Ability to motivate and inspire
• Insight, pedigree and experience
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Sharing the nuance, intricacies and timing of the game
• Delivering the authentic interpretation of collective play
• TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More)
• The essence of puro futbol y vida!
CAN PLAYERS CHOOSE THEIR AGE GROUP?
No. This is regulated by the leagues in which Star Academy plays. Exceptions can be made by the technical committee.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$1250 per season for age groups U12 and older (2007 and older)
$1000 per season for age groups U11 and younger (2008 and younger)
$800 per season for age groups U9 and younger (2011 and younger)
*Star Academy FC offers financial aid to any player in need of financial support.
DOES THE CLUB OFFER FINANCIAL AID?
Yes. There will be full and partial scholarships available. During the player registration process each season, parents/players need to indicate their interest in financial aid when registering your child for the team after tryouts. Parents are responsible for filling out the financial aid form and providing the appropriate documentation by the deadline.
WHEN IS THE SEASON?
Fall & spring seasons run July-December and February-June, both with pre-season training beginning a few weeks beforehand. Development Academy (DA) teams play July-June.
DOES THE CLUB TRAIN YEAR-ROUND?
Yes. There is one three-week break in the summer and a two-week break over the winter holidays.
CAN KIDS WHO PLAY OTHER SPORTS PLAY IN STAR ACADEMY?
CAN KIDS WHO PLAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PLAY IN STAR ACADEMY?
HOW FAR DO TEAMS TRAVEL?
Star Academy teams play anywhere in Northern California. With the exception of DA teams, where travel can be out-of-state. Parents are responsible for getting their kids to the games.
ARE GAMES ONLY ON WEEKENDS?
Predominately yes, both on Saturdays and Sundays. However, weekday games do occasionally happen as kids get older.
DO KIDS CURRENTLY PLAYING ON A STAR ACADEMY TEAM STILL NEED TO TRY OUT?
Yes. All players who are interested in a spot in Star Academy need to tryout at every tryout.
HOW MANY PLAYERS WILL MAKE A TEAM?
Roster sizes range by age. U11/U12 and under will carry approximately 13. U13 and above is approximately 16.
WHAT IF A CHILD MISSES A TRY OUT DATE?
Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org immediately and we will see if we can offer another try-out date but this is not guaranteed.
WHERE CAN I GO FOR MORE INFORMATION?
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