Dear Academy Parent,
Alternativo Futbol Club was established in 2007 with the idea that teaching kids “how to play” soccer was the most important element of building a life-long passion for the game. We are registered with US Cub Soccer (http://usclubsoccer.com) and play our league matches within the NorCal Premier Soccer League (http://norcalpremier.com).
The AFC Academy is a different setup than our competitive teams. The u7/u8 players are trained together where the focus is exclusively on ball touch, possession, and coordination. Games are club versus club; all players visit the hosting club and play 4v4 or 5v5 games. No scores are kept and multiple games are going on a same time. The goal is 3 – 4 games per player and approximately 2 hours total time on site. The u7 Academy Seasons run concurrently with the older ages, but game dates can be Friday, Saturday or Sunday. At u8 Spring the players graduate to competitive teams and begin regular league play (8v8).
We understand that playing costs are an issue and strive to keep costs as low as possible. All coaches, managers and board members are volunteers and all club fees go directly to field rental and prep fees for practices and games. Individual teams are responsible for paying their league fees, and uniforms. There are no referee fees for Academy play dates. A typical Season cost is outlined below:
US Club Registration Fee: $30 AFC Club Fee: $85
Fall League Fee: Uniform (Standard Kit): Soccer Ball:
$10 per player
$35 (Training t-shirt, shorts and sox)
$12 (Player is responsible for bringing ball to practice.)
Approx. Total Per Player: $172
If there are any questions about our club or about how the AFC Academy works regarding travel or training, please do not hesitate to contact me.