Offering Three Programs and 6 Levels
There are three distinct categories of programs offered, Academy, Recreational Select & Club Travel
Playing on a club soccer team involves a level of commitment on the part of players and families that one does not find at the recreational level or select level. Playing on such a team is for the dedicated player who loves soccer and wishes to improve. The soccer is still age appropriate and fun, but it does involve trying out for a team, more training than other programs, as well as a higher level of competition. Players should be interested in improving technically, tactically, and in terms of fitness/speed. The coaches are licensed and have played the game at a higher level than one finds in rec or select soccer. Some of our coaches have played for their national teams, others have played professionally, and virtually all played collegiate soccer as well. Perhaps most importantly of all, at Alliance we strongly feel that non-parent coaches are best for the experience of not only the player but also parents and the team. Facilities & fields are consistently available for our trainings. The club provides the fields, as well as ten months of facilities so players can improve throughout the year. There are three levels of Club Soccer at ASC:
- College Bound
Playing on an Academy team involves no tryouts. Academy soccer is often the first step to playing travel soccer or to playing club soccer, or it can be all a child wants (and that is completely fine!). Our recreational program is our Youth Development Program. It includes the use of professional trainers with the parent volunteer coaches.
- Junior Academy
- Senior Academy
Recreational Select is a program designed for players interested in a fun and competitive soccer program with less cost, travel and commitment than club soccer. Select teams play most of their games against other local travel teams, often other recreational councils. Further, almost all select teams sign up seasonal with the opportunity to play in the fall and spring. They do not play year round. These programs are coached by parent and volunteer coaches.