Let Them Play
"Kids should be allowed to play. They learn the most from their own mistakes,
so give them the space to make mistakes." - Johan Cruyff
This program is an introductory club level training program. Great for the young athlete who is looking for a more focused training session and wants to commitment more time to their personal development. Teams will play in the local League against other Clubs/Academy Programs in San Antonio. Academy players train twice per week, and will have limited travel for games. Tournament play will be optional.
7U/8U (4v4) ACADEMY PROGRAM - COED
2020-2021: Birth Years: 2013-2015
9U/10U (7v7) ACADEMY PROGRAM - BOYS & GIRLS
2020-2021: Birth Years: 2011-2012
Academy players will be assigned a training schedule, typically Mon-Wed or Tue-Thur. All Academy players are allowed to train any day of the week. If a player misses a training session, they can train on a different day, players wants to train extra, not a problem - all academy players can train as much as they like!!!
BFC Academy program is as flexible as possible for our players and parents.
2020-2021 Seasonal Year
Due to COVID-19 a detailed training schedule will be produced by July 15, 2020
*Dates Below are Still Subject to Change
FALL SEASON BREAKDOWN
Preseason: Aug - Sept 2020
Fall Season: Sept - Dec 2020
*Thanksgiving Break: Nov 23-27, 2020
Winter Break: Dec 14, 2020 - Jan 15, 2021
*Optional: Winter Indoor: Dec - Feb
SPRING SEASON BREAKDOWN
Preseason: Jan - Feb 2021
Spring Season: Feb - Apr 2021
*Spring Break: March 8-12, 2021
TRYOUTS / OPEN TRAINING SESSIONS
Open Training Sessions: April 2021
Tryouts: May 2021
Summer Break: June - July 2021
BFC Academy program is OPEN ENROLLMENT, which means any player who registers will be placed on a team. We have (2) two Academy ID Camps these are held prior to each season, the Academy ID Camp gives coaching staff a chance to meet new players & evaluate their skill level. This also give players and parents a chance to meet our staff, and see if they like our program before they commit to joining Buffalos FC.
NOTICE TO ALL ACADEMY PLAYERS
- YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND ACADEMY ID CAMP DATE OR TRYOUTS IN ORDER TO REGISTER AS AN ACADEMY PLAYER
HOW TO REGISTER AS A BUFFALOS FC PLAYER
Early Bird Registration Window: May 15 - June 12 - SAVE $50 - BEST VALUE
General Registration Window: June 12 - June 26
Last Call Registration Window: July 15 - Aug 15 - ADD $25
*Last call registration will be limited to open roster spots
Program Fee Schedule for 2020-2021
*Tournament Fees are not included
|Program||Birth Years||Commitment Fee||2020-2021||Total|
|4v4 - Yearly||2013-2015||$125||$550||$675|
|4v4 - Seasonal||2013-2015||$75||$325||$400|
|7v7 - Yearly||2011-2012||$125||$700||$825|
|7v7 - Seasonal||2011-2012||$75||$400||$475|
Fall Festival | Spring Festival
Festivals are like a round robin tournament. There is no out-of-pocket expense to participate in these events. Festivals are held on a Saturday and typically there is one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Academy parents are asked if they want to participate, and if yes, they will play in the games assigned by the festival event coordinator. The festivals are just another way to play in some extra games. Standings are not kept for festival events.
Tournaments are optional, and are an out-of-pocket expense. Tournaments are typically held at the beginning and the end of each season. Tournaments selected to play in are local with minimal travel. Travel request at this age group is rare, but not out of the question - we work with our parents and do what they want to do. Tournaments will typically have a tournament champion and runner-up. This is the one time during the seasonal year this age group plays games and standings are kept.
Check Tournament Information for more details