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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


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)


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 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.