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SASA Youth Academy

*Now a sub-group of the SASA Recreational League

Alexis Richie

Alexis Richie

Rec Director


2019 Fall League Information:
*To register: click 'register' below.

Ages: 3-13

Registration Dates: NOW - August 2nd

League Dates: August 17th - October 5th
*NO games on Labor Day weekend


ABOUT THE SASA YOUTH ACADEMY:

At SASA (Springfield Area Soccer Association) our primary focus is to provide a total, well rounded and positive soccer experience for all.

Our Youth Academy program will now run for 7 weeks hand-in-hand with our Recreational League the Spring/Fall of each year. One training a week (trainings are coached by SASA staff), followed by a game (on Saturday's at the SASA Complex) against those in the Recreational League. This program is designed for beginning soccer players or for any soccer player looking for a great skill development program that doesn't involve travel to other communities.

Youth Academy Training will be at the SASA Complex EVERY Tuesday (ages 9-13) or Wednesday (ages 3-8) at the same time and field through the entirety of the season. *Note: these days are determined based on registration numbers and are subject to change.

U4-U12 Training only ($75)
U4-U8 Training & Games ($125)
U9-U14 Training & Game ($150)


HOW TO REGISTER:

1. Follow the RegisterLink (click register).
2. Create a Sports Engine Account - If you have one, please skip this step.
3. Click Continue.
4. Select ‘Registering as an individual.’
5. Fill out all information.
6. Payment options: Select “Youth Academy”
7. Pick selection by age, training only, or training and games.
8. Review and continue to shopping cart.


TUCKER MATHIESON - YOUTH ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Tucker will be Director of Youth Academy and our SASA Spirit Jr Boys and Girls programs. SASA Youth Academy has grown to be a top environment for player development between the ages of 3-13 years old in Springfield Area. Many of the players in the SASA Youth Academy graduate to the SASA Spirit competitive program. SASA Spirits JRS has been a highly successful program, as a pathway between Youth Academy and SASA Spirits travel program. SASA Spirits JRs include high level training by professional coaches in a competitive small sided environment that includes league/tournaments.

Playing History: Midstate Soccer club. Warrrensburg Latham High School. Millikin University. 4 year starter. 3 year captain. Graduated from Millikin University with a degree in Mathematics Education.

Coaching: 6+ years of club coaching experience in ages from 4 to 18+. USSF D License. Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at Millikin University in 2017-2018. Currently the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at University of Illinois Springfield.