Buffalos FC Academy Director(s)

Director of Coaching
Chris Sage
chris.sage@buffalosfc.org

 

Let them Play

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

Player Development Academy (PDA) Program Overview

Boys & Girls: U7/U8 (4v4)| U9/U10 (7v7)

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

Flexible Training Schedule

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. 

Academy Season Information

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

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
Summer Break:
  June - July 2021

Registration / Academy ID Camp

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

  • STEP 1REGISTER FOR ACADEMY ID CAMP (TRYOUTS) - this will let us know that you are intersted in joining our program.  This will also help us provide a communication group to remind, inform, and update parents/player if there are any changes to your schedule.
    • ACADEMY ID CAMP OR TRYOUT REGISTRATION IS FREE - Allows players to come check us out before your pay the registration fees, and allows coaching staff to evaluate player skill levels. 
  • STEP 2: PLAYER REGISTRATION (PROGRAM FEES)
    • ACADEMY TEAMS - OPEN REGISTRATION - players can register and pay during the open registration window and BFC coaching staff we will place you on a team, with like skill sets, age and gender. 
      • When you register for tryouts we will ask you your perferred skill level.  

Program Fees - 2020-2021

IMPORTANT DATES:
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

 

 

 

 

For more details about our program fees:
Including refund policy updates due to COVID-19

Festivals & Tournaments

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
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

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