The RRSA/Lonestar SC Junior Academy program is designed for players who excel at the recreational level and seek a more competitive environment with advanced coaching. The program is open to any U5, U6, U7, U8, U9, or U10 player, and serves as a precursor to Select Soccer which begins at U11. The Jr. Academy emphasizes individual player development to prepare players for the select level.
Individual player development is achieved through a competitive learning environment, the Lonestar professional coaching staff, and unique program curriculum. The Lonestar Jr. Academy curriculum develops and evaluates players in the four pillars of the game (technical, tactical, physiological, and psychosocial), fostering creative and confident young athletes that embody the core values of a Lonestar SC player.
Promoting a "Winning Through Development" philosophy, Lonestar Soccer Club provides opportunities for players to have fun and succeed as they grow their love for the game.
Development attributes of the Lonestar Jr. Academy and its unique design include:
- Teams formation through player evaluation and placement to ensure the maximal developmental environment
- No league standings, but competitive games against teams of similar ability
- No set rosters; players may be moved to train and play games with different teams to be challenged throughout the season
- Flexibility of each team's schedule
- No punting & No heading at training or games for player safety
We offer 11 locations throughout Austin:
Town & Country (North Central Austin)
Westcreek (South Austin)
Williamson County Regional Park (North Austin)
Steiner Ranch (West Austin)
Justin Lane (Central Austin)
Leander (Northwest Austin)
Taylor (Northeast from Austin)
Buda (South from Austin)
For program details or questions, please contact Robert Lopez
Not any U5-U10 player is eligible for the Lonestar Jr. Academy program. Below is a breakdown of age groups based on the new US Soccer age groups for all youth players in the country:
Fall 2017 Season
U5 - Players born in 2013 (only players born before May 31, 2013 may participate)
U6 - Players born in 2012
U7 - Players born in 2011
U8 - Players born in 2010
U9 - Players born in 2009
U10 - Players born in 2008
Format of Play
The Lonestar Jr. Academy will open for U5 players to U10 players. We will have a new U5/U6 league, with games in the 5v5 format. Matches & Teams in the 5v5 format may be coed based on registration. Note that the formats below are unique to the Lonestar Jr. Academy League.
U5 - 5v5 (goalkeeper + 4 field players)
U6 - 5v5 (goalkeeper + 4 field players)
U7 - 5v5 or 7v7 (goalkeeper + 6 field players)
U8 - 7v7 (goalkeeper + 6 field players)
U9 - 7v7 or 9v9 (goalkeeper + 8 field players)
U10 - 9v9 (goalkeeper + 8 field players)
The Lonestar Jr. Academy Fall 2017 Season program cost for U7-U10 players is $325. The cost for U5 & U6 players is $295.
If requesting a refund, please send an email to Robert Lopez at email@example.com. Lonestar will withhold a $35.00 administrative processing fee. Refunds cannot be requested after the first week of the season (unless for injury or family relocation).
Any player interested in the CAYSA league should contact Robert Lopez.