A Message from SA CITY Director of Club Development- Adriano Allain

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Dear SA CITY soccer families,

 

As many of you already know, we recently announced that Nick Hallam has transitioned to take a position with the Texas Tech Women’s Soccer program. In the interim, I have moved to take on most of his responsibilities, but will heavily rely on the senior directors and staff to continue our daily operations, to give me a “lay of the land” and step up and show leadership in other assigned tasks. We would like to thank Nick for his guidance, integrity and passion these past six years. Nick’s legacy in developing a club wide and dominant style of play will live on and evolve in the years to come. 

 
I share a quote from Charles Darwin (1809), “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Last month, we took the bold step to take extreme ownership of our player pathway and to provide the best learning environment for all our players, all levels.
 
If you want to grow soccer’s finest fruit – you grow it yourself. Player/Person development is non-linear. We have to know how to conduct this process in it’s entirety. Growing a garden is not simply plugging in a seed in the ground. You have to understand all the mechanisms/dimensions – soil choice, fertilizer, pest control, water, frost, sunlight.
 
Our mission is to develop expert players and teams while instilling highly desired character traits to the youth of San Antonio and surrounding cities. A particular training environment and coaching methodology is required to develop these creative, intelligent, free thinking and adaptable players and teams. Our team of directors and coaches will continue to expand our style of play and teaching methods over the summer and you will see marked improvement in enjoyment, game understanding, soccer fitness, skill acquisition and performances immediately this Fall 2018.
 
With regards to club development, we have a golden opportunity in the coming months to rebrand SA City SC in the image of our membership. This will be an inclusive process, as the Board will conduct an anonymous online member survey, shortly. We want to get as much feedback as possible, so we can prepare to raise standards for all programs and install a champion mindset across the entire organization.
 
During this process to rebrand our values and redefine attitudes, we will be guided by the 3 H’s:
 

Honesty – Heightened self-awareness, speak the truth, take constructive feedback, and move on fast.

Hard Work – Essential or nothing gets done.

Humility – Essential to avoid complacency and arrogance.
 
On behalf of the SA CITY senior directors, SA CITY club coaches, SA CITY club administrators and SA CITY Board of Directors we are honored to serve you and welcome this opportunity to lead the club to new heights.
 
I’ll be out at State Cup games this weekend in Round Rock and at our Player Placement Events next week. Please stop by and say hello. I’m happy to meet you and look forward to an awesome 2018/19 season.
 
For your reference, my bio has been updated on our homepage. Here is the link…..https://www.sacitysc.com/our-team/
 
The golden age of San Antonio soccer is right around the corner – exciting times ahead.
 
Warm regards,

 

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Adriano Allain
Director of Club Development
email: aallain@sacitysc.com
phone: (210) 880-5772 | mobile: (650) 380-0099
San Antonio City Soccer Club, 12055 Starcrest Dr. San Antonio, TX 78247
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SA CITY announces departure of Nick Hallam

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SA CITY announces departure of Nick Hallam
 
Hallam to become Assistant Coach at Texas Tech University Women’s Soccer Program
 
It is with heavy hearts that SA City SC (formerly Lonestar SC San Antonio) announces the departure of our Director of Coaching, Nick Hallam. Nick leaves the club to take on an exciting new position as Assistant Coach of the Texas Tech University Women’s Soccer Program! Coaching at the NCAA Division 1 level is indeed a great opportunity, and we at SA CITY SC wish him the best of luck in his new role. We are proud to see one of our staff rewarded for their work and additionally, we believe the support and commitment of our long-term development plan for players and our coaching staff has prepared and equipped Nick to move forward into his new post.
Coach Nick has coached youth soccer for nineteen (19) years and has been in his position as DOC with Lonestar SC SA (now SA City SC) for six (6) years. Being offered a coaching role at the NCAA Division 1 level at a top ranked program such as Texas Tech University is a forward and logical move to advance his coaching career.
Nick will leave behind an impressive list of accomplishments with the Club. On a club level, most importantly, he has put player development at the forefront of youth soccer here in San Antonio. He has implemented a club wide curriculum that has given SA CITY SC a great reputation for its club wide style of play. He has assisted in putting SA on the map nationally and has been influential with helping place players on US National Youth Teams. Through his leadership we have had players consistently identified and recognized at USSF Regional ID Events. We are proud Nick has helped in the consistent exposure of many of our teams at US Club Soccer National Events, such as the NPL Finals and the US Club Soccer National Championships, of which our ’02G Red SA won this past year. Nick has been a key figure in bringing more opportunities to the players of San Antonio by playing a vital role in the development of the USC Champions League. Nick helped lay the foundation for our College Placement Program that is constantly growing as a result of the development of our players and the addition of key members of staff that have aided in placing more than 100 players in college programs around the country.
During his time here at Lonestar SC SA (now SA City) he has obtained both his USSF “A” License as well as his NSCAA Advanced Director of Coaching Diploma. Under Nick’s leadership SA City has seen the club grow to include 1250 players and 55 teams, now the largest youth soccer club in San Antonio.
We at SA City SC thank Nick for improving and building our fantastic Coaching Staff. He has mentored and encouraged staff and established a well-defined staff education program. Coach Eric Johnson states about joining the staff 2 years ago, “I could not be happier with my decision as I have learned a great deal off of him (Coach Nick). He is an analytical thinker as a coach and as a director. He is truly consumed with helping young players become not only better footballers, but better people. I have not only gained a very intelligent colleague as a resource on my own individual journey, but also a lifelong friend.”
We at SA City SC have every confidence in the leadership of our current Program Directors in moving forward and continuing the foundation that has defined our coaching and training philosophy. As Coach Nick states, “I have confidence Adriano and the Program Directors will take on the baton and be key figures in the leading of the club. They collectively have the qualities, the experience, and the professional drive to continue to progress the club forward while also protecting the work we have been able to achieve to this point.”
We wish Nick nothing but the best in his new role at Texas Tech, and know he will make a positive impact on the women’s college game, just as he has for youth soccer here in San Antonio. As he moves on to the next stage of his coaching career, Coach Nick says “I wish nothing but the best for SA City SC moving forward and I will be popping back in from time to time to recruit the talent that will continue to be developed from this program by the excellent staff and club philosophy.”
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SA CITY welcomes Adriano Allain to professional staff

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SA CITY adds Adriano Allain

Allain to become Director of Club Development for SA CITY

SA CITY is delighted to announce the appointment of Adriano Allain as Director of Club Development. Adriano will impact the future development of the club in all areas. Adriano will also join the professional coaching staff for the 2018-2019 season.

 

A license coach added to staff

Adriano holds a USSF A and Youth license, he also holds the NSCAA Premier Diploma among an impressive collection of soccer credentials.

Adriano joins us from California after a brief detour to Austin. Originally from Brazil, Adriano moved to California to play for San Jose State University mens soccer while studying International Business. After attending SJSU Adriano played in the USISL for the California Jaguars.

Adriano began his coaching career in 1999 with MVLASC as a board member and head coach before creating Red Star Soccer Academy in 2009 as the Founder and Technical Director beginning with 35 players and growing the club to 350+.

During his time in California Adriano also coached for Region IV ODP, CYSA-North State ODP, NSCAA and is an ID2 scout for US Club Soccer.

“I am delighted to join SA CITY and be given the opportunity to be an integral part of the future development of the club. The rebrand of the club held big appeal for me and was a factor in my decision to join what I believe is an exciting project. I will work as hard as possible to increase the opportunities that the club can provide for the youth of San Antonio and can not wait to get started” – enthused Adriano Allain

Adriano will relocate to the San Antonio area over the summer with his wife and two children.

 

Girls Soccer 2018 E-N All Area team

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Congratulations to Dawson Brinkley and Coach Diana Driggers for their awards and to all Lonestar SCSA players for their UIL HS Soccer achievements. 

Girls

Super Team

Player of the year

Dawson Brinkley

Dawson Brinkley cranks into a shot for the Mules as Alamo Heights plays Richards at Orem Stadium in a class 5A bidistrict playoff on March 24, 2017.

School: Alamo Heights

Position, class: Forward, senior

Honors: TASCO All-State Class 5A first team … UIL Class 5A all-tournament team … All-District 26-5A

Highlights: Brinkley’s regular season was solid by any measure, but she raised her game to another level during the playoffs. She had 12 goals and three assists in six postseason games, accounting for 15 of her team’s 22 goals during the Mules’ run to the UIL Class 5A state tournament. She had four multi-goal games, including two hat tricks, three game-winning goals and assisted a game-winning goal once. … Brinkley twice scored the tying goal in Alamo Heights’ 4-3 loss to Grapevine in the state semifinals. … Tallied 35 goals and 15 assists for the season. … Finished her career with 61 goals and 24 assists. … Super Team pick last year. … Signed with Our Lady of the Lake.

Quotable: “I don’t think people know how good Dawson is. You can ask every single player in the team about her and there won’t be a negative word spoken. She’s a special player and I can’t think of anyone else who is a bit like her. She has great tactical awareness and her technique is excellent. For me, she’s up there with the best two or three forwards in the UIL 5A classification. Dawson is a soccer genius. We have been very fortunate to have had her play here at Alamo Heights these last four years.” — Alamo Heights coach Chris Sharp

Coach of the year

Diana Driggers

School: Clark

Head coaching experience: 111-60-14 in eight seasons at Clark

Highlights: With a starting lineup during the playoffs that featured only two seniors, she guided the Cougars to the third round for the first time since 2005, defeating defending Region IV-6A champion Austin Vandegrift in the second round and 2017 regional finalist Steele in bidistrict, before falling to Johnson. … Clark finished second in District 28-6A but snapped eventual league champion Brandeis’ 35-match district unbeaten streak.

 

Credit: San Antonio Express News

Read the full article here: Girls Soccer: 2018 E-N All – Area Team

SA CITY Players Selected for the 2018 Region 3 ODP Camp

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Congratulations to our LSSA players who have been selected to represent South Texas Youth Soccer the 2018 Region 3 ODP Camp this summer in Alabama. We would like to commend and express our pride in all the Lonestar SC-San Antonio players who participated this year’s ODP program and we are very excited to highlight the players below.

 

Hugo Arce – 05B
Diego Boone – 03B
Caleb Callahan – 02B
Jayse Cornelius – 02B
Analices Cruz – 06G
Audrey Davis – 03G
Emma Foster – 07G
Victoria Foster – 06G
Brandon Garcia- 02B
Cole Hill – 02B
 Jack Hilliard – 05B
Elijah Housh – 05B
Angelina Lopez – 06G
Brooke Martinez – 07G
Melyna Martinez – 04G
Chloe Miller – 02G
Gabriela Ozuna – 06G
Jackson Pipes – 06B
Ara Prieto – 04G
Jeremiah Pullen – 03B
 Leslie Rios – 01G
Audrey Rivera-02G
Bennet Schrom – 05B
Chloe Seesholtz – 05G
Sophia Sequeira – 06G
Gabriela Varela – 04G
Zachary Webb – 04B
Mabry Williams – 06G
Taelor Wilson- 04B

 

The function of ODP is the identification, selection, and opportunity for development of the state’s top players, and through high level training and competition, to provide the means by which these players are prepared to compete for selection for regional, national, collegiate and professional opportunities.

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SA CITY 2018 College Led Training Sessions

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College Led Sessions
As part of our successful college identification program, San Antonio SC will be hosting OPEN training sessions throughout the next month led by certain college coaches.  We fully appreciate the college coaches making time in their busy spring schedules to run these sessions.  All sessions will be held at STAR from 7:30-9:00 pm (unless noted otherwise).
We look forward to seeing our Senior, Junior and Sophomore High School Aged players taking advantage of these opportunities to experience what it feels like to be trained as a collegiate player.
Below is the College Led Sessions to Date (subject to change):
MEN’S DATES
UIW Tue, 10 April @7:30 pm
Mary Hardin-Baylor Thur, 12 April @7:30 pm
Concordia Wed, 18 April @7:30 pm
Trinity Mon, 23 April @7:30 pm
Houston Baptist  Tue, 24 April @7:30 pm
Hardin Simmons  Thur, 17 May @7:30 pm
 
WOMEN’S DATES
Our Lady of the Lake Thur, 05 April @7:30 pm
Texas A&M CC Mon, 16 April @7:30 pm
NW Vista College Tue, 17 April @7:30 pm
Mary Hardin-Baylor Wed, 18 April @7:30 pm
Houston Baptist  Tue, 24 April @7:30 pm
Texas State Wed, 25 April @7:30 pm
Schreiner  Tue, 01 May @7:30 pm
Trinity Wed, 02 May @7:30 pm
Stephen F Austin Mon, 07 May @7:30 pm

Lonestar SC San Antonio Players at La Masia – FC Barcelona

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Chandler Chunn, 08B Red SA and Joshua Bennett, 04B Red SA, are currently in Spain having the experience of a lifetime. Chandler and Joshua were hand-selected to represent FC Barcelona USA and ISL Futbol at the FC Barcelona International Tournament in Barcelona. Over 5,000 players all over the US at 20 different locations where they evaluated the players skills at a soccer camp during last summer. Both Chandler and Joshua are attending training sessions at FC Barcelona’s legendary academy, “La Masia,” and participating in a tournament made up of the various players that FC Barca Escola have selected to attend.  Both are performing very well based on the reports we have been receiving and we wish them all the best in the tournament.
We are very proud of our Lonestar SC San Antonio Players and we wish them the best of luck during their stay in Barcelona. We are certain that both Chandler and Joshua will represent our club with honor and dignity and cannot wait to hear more stories of their life changing experience.

SA CITY Welcomes Kerwin Johnson back to Professional Staff

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We are delighted to announce the return of Kerwin Johnson to the SA CITY professional staff for 2018 and beyond. Kerwin comes back after his time as a college coach at his alma mater University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). Kerwin was instrumental in the rise to prominence of Lonestar SC San Antonio program after he switched Lonestar programs and came back to work in his home town in San Antonio. For 2018 Kerwin will have various assignments within the program bringing his energy and passion for coaching to several boys and girls groups.

 

“We are delighted to see Kerwin return to the staff after his stint in the college game. Kerwin will give the staff and players a boost for the spring season and we will be utilizing his collegiate expertise to improve our already successful College Identification Program as he will serve as the Girls College Coordinator moving forward” – commented Nick Hallam – Director of Coaching

 

Kerwin joined the UIW women’s soccer program from Lonestar SC San Antonio in July of 2014 after the UIW head coach recruited Kerwin to her coaching staff. As part of a first-year staff at UIW in 2014 that went through some growing pains, but came through it looking like a future contender in the Southland Conference.

 

Kerwin showed his value in the recruiting process for the Cardinals with his local club ties. Six of the freshmen in the 2015 signing class had direct ties to local San Antonio club teams.

 

Following graduation from UIW in 1997, Johnson played professional soccer in the MLS for the Tampa Bay Mutiny, the Dallas Burn, and in Germany with Eintracht Braunschweig.

 

Kerwin currently holds the USSF National “C” Coaching license and the U16/U18 Regional License. Currently he is pursuing the USSF National “B” coaching license. He was an assistant coach for the UIW Men’s Soccer team in 1997 and was the Assistant Coach for the U-23 Men’s State Select Team from 2002-06. Prior to joining Lonestar SC, Johnson coached for the Hammer’s soccer club from 2000-04, the Austin United Capitals SC from 2004-08, and was part of the South Texas Olympic Development Program Staff from 2003-2006.

 

Kerwin received a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from UIW. He is recognized as UIW’s all-time leading goal scorer, a two-time All-American, a two-time Heart of Texas Conference MVP, and a three-time all-conference selection. He also participated in the Umbro All-Star College Game and was inducted into the UIW Hall of Fame.  He scored at least 16 goals in each of his four seasons at UIW and he had the two most prolific scoring seasons in school history when he had 33 goals and 19 assists in 1995 and 33 goals and 10 assists in 1996.

 

Kerwin and his wife, Christine, reside in San Antonio with their two children, Jonah and Londyn.

Lonestar SC- San Antonio Players Selected for South Texas ODP State Pool

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The end of 2017 saw a number of Lonestar SC San Antonio players in the following age groups, 2001-2007, participate in the STX ODP Trials held across South Texas. These hopefuls were working to join the legacy of 200+ Lonestar SC-San Antonio players who have been selected to the South Texas ODP Player Pools in recent years. We would like to commend and express our pride in all the Lonestar SC-San Antonio players who participated this year’s ODP program and we are very excited to highlight the players below, who through the process, were identified as having the required talent and ability to be selected as part of the 2017-2018 South Texas ODP State Pools in their respective age groups.

 

Arturo Arakelian – 02B
Hugo Arce – 05B
Diego Boone – 03B
Caleb Callahan – 02B
Jayse Cornelius – 02B
Analices Cruz – 06G
Audrey Davis – 03G
Emma Foster – 07G
Victoria Foster – 06G
Kelly Franks – 06G
Brandon Garcia- 02B
Cole Hill – 02B
Jack Hilliard – 05B
Elijah Housh – 05B
Angelina Lopez – 06G
Brooke Martinez – 07G
Melyna Martinez – 04G
Chloe Miller – 02G
Gabriela Ozuna – 06G
Jackson Pipes – 06B
Ara Prieto – 04G
Jeremiah Pullen – 03B
Leslie Rios – 01G
Bennet Schrom – 05B
Chloe Seesholtz – 05G
Sophia Sequeira – 06G
Gabriela Varela – 04G
Zachary Webb – 04B
Mabry Williams – 06G
Taelor Wilson- 04B
Abigail Wooten – 07G

 

 

These players will all now continue to participate in the STX ODP Training program through the Spring working towards selection to the STX ODP State Teams that will represent South Texas Youth Soccer at the Region 3 ODP Camp in Alabama this Summer. We wish all players selected for the training pools the very best of luck in their quest for a R3 Camp invite. The function of ODP is the identification, selection, and opportunity for development of the state’s top players, and through high level training and competition, to provide the means by which these players are prepared to compete for selection for regional, national, collegiate and professional opportunities.

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35 Lonestar SC San Antonio Players Make South TX ODP Pool

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DEC 23 2016 – LONESTAR ADMINISTRATION

Lonestar SC San Antonio would like to congratulate the players who made the South Texas ODP State Pool.

Many Lonestar SCSA players brought their best to ODP tryouts by displaying their technical attributes, making good decisions on and off the ball and showing leadership skills. We are proud to see our players able to take what they learn from our professional coaching staff and the LSSA playing philosophy then display it on a different stage and earn recognition for it. These players will now attend State Pool Training Sessions for an opportunity to be selected to the Region III camp.

Good luck boys and girls and let the work begin!

05/06G 04G 03G 02G 01G
Victoria Foster

Angela Lopez

Madelyn Oberholtzer

Mabry Williams

Celina Baltimore

Mallory Gomez-Leon

Jadis Kirk

Grace Loehr

Kendall Peterson

Ara Prieto

Teah Vloedman

Alexis Washington

Kate Cardinal

Audrey Davis

Lyndee Rheinberger

Angela Baltimore

Isabella Castro

Arielle Chodosh

Amber Lockwood

Asia Cavazos

Katelyn Davis

Ashlyn Fulgham

Clarissa Martinez

Ambree Rheinberger

Haley Smith

05/06B 03B 02B
Hugo Arce

Anderson Boggess

Nicholas Hernandez

Jeremiah Pullen

Gabriel Delanoy

Brandon Garcia

Cole Hill

Julian Horvath

Joshua Levin

John Navarro

The function of ODP is the identification, selection, and opportunity for development of the state’s top players, and through high level training and competition, to provide the means by which these players are prepared to compete for selection for regional, national, collegiate and professional opportunities. https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/975/15/AboutODP.pdf