San Antonio City Soccer Club Competitive Soccer

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Player Development

How we focus on each player individually

The reality we face is each player is unique, they develop at different rates. We provide the opportunity to our players to train and play at an appropriate level of play for their current level of performance. This helps us ensure we can get all players in the best environment for their continual development. It also means, that would benefit from moving up a level of play because they have improved very quickly over a short period of time, we can do it.

Likewise if a player is finding it difficult within their currently assigned environment and will benefit from increased playing time and a slightly less challenging speed of play, we can do it. Player movement exists to benefit the players, at San Antonio City Soccer Club it happens fluidly as needed and without friction between coaches, administrators or parents.

Changing the Landscape

How SA CITY uses competition to fuel your child's success

Additionally, having teams across multiple levels of play in an age group creates competition between our players for roster spots. We consider this healthy, as it helps to foster a competitive mindset in demands hard work from each player therefore raising the bar that our players set for themselves assuring that they develop accountability for their progress as a soccer player and athlete.

This is a terrific life lesson for our players, much bigger than the game of soccer and it isn’t always easy process. Learning to manage success and failure, working through the struggles, while continuing to improve their game is a critical piece of the development process, for all of our players.

How we develop

our players

Our Professional coaching staff led by our Director of Coaching, Nick Hallam, focus on developing each player and each team, in the knowledge that continued well executed player focused training will lead to winning soccer games eventually. Winning soccer games, isn’t our be all and end all, but it is a fun reward for players and teams and constantly striving to win is a part of being a successful, competitive soccer player, team and club.

The process of Player Development is the priority, the positive outcomes of that process translate into winning outcomes and the consequence of all the hard work and dedication. ‘Changing the Landscape’.

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Meet Our Team

Nick Hallam

Director of Coaching

Eric Johnson

Assistant Director of Coaching

Dennis Bryan

PDD Junior Girls- East

Kerwin Johnson

PDD Senior Girls- East

Name:
Kerwin Johnson

Hometown:
San Antonio, TX

Tenure with Club/Joined club staff:
6 years with the club

Coaching Experience:
2000-2004 Hammers Soccer Club, Austin United Capitals 2004-2007, Lonestar Austin 2007-2010, Lonestar San Antonio 2010-2014

Years Actively Coaching:
18 years experience

Qualifications:
USSF ``C``.....in the process of pursuing ``B``, NSCAA Advanced Regional, Futsal Level 1

Coaching Achievements:
91B Lonestars made the Regional Finals, 97G Red-SA back to back premier league champs and Regional repeat.

Number of Player’s who’ve gone on to play College Soccer:
120

Players Personal Playing Experience:
College-UIW...Two Time All-American, 3-Time All-Conference, Two-Time Conference MVP, Umbro All-Star College Game selection, UIW All-Time leader in goals scored (99), points, games played.
Professional-MLS...Tampa Bay Mutiny, Dallas Burn, Eintracht Braunschweig German Bundesliga II/III, Austin Lonestar.
US National Team--U-16 & US National B Team

Ian Johnson

Assistant PDD Junior Girls- East

Name:
Ian A. Johnson

Hometown:
Grimsby, United Kingdom

Tenure with Club/Joined club staff:
6 years

Coaching Experience:
Georgia
Washington State
New Jersey
England

Years Actively Coaching:
24 years

Qualifications:
UEFA B
FA License
FA Prelims
Junior Team managers FA
USSF D
USSF E
USSF F

Coaching Achievements:
Many players going to college, Winning championships, Tournaments.

Number of Player’s who’ve gone on to play College Soccer:
Many in England, Also some in New jersey, Washington State & Georgia

Personal Playing Experience:
Pro trials in UK
Played Semi pro in UK
Played in college
Played Saturday & Sunday leagues in UK

Mauricio Ramirez

PDD Junior Boys- East

Name:
Mauricio Ramirez

Hometown:
Acapulco, Guerrero; Mexico

Tenure with Club/Joined club staff:
Joined Club Staff in spring 2009

Coaching Experience:
Lonestar Soccer Club San Antonio

Years Actively Coaching:
All 8 years at Lonestar SC San Antonio

Qualifications:
USSF D License, scheduled for USSF C License this year. USYS National Youth License

Coaching Achievements:
Have been involved with most age groups in the Club, Academy boys & girls, Junior Program boys & girls, Senior Program girls. Guided 02G Black SA to a 3rd place finish at the 2017 US Club National Cup XVI Midwest Regionals.

Players Personal Playing Experience:
MacArthur High School
University of The Incarnate Word

Diana Driggers

PDD - West Program

Gabe Serda

Assistant PDD - West Program

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Who do I contact if I have questions now?

Directors:

Program Name Email
Director of Coaching Nick Hallam Nhallam@sacitysc.com
PDD – Senior East Boys Program Eric Johnson ejohnson@sacitysc.com
PDD – Senior East Girls Program Kerwin Johnson KJohnson@sacitysc.com
PDD- Junior Program(U11-U13) East Girls Dennis Bryan DBryan@sacitysc.com
PDD- Junior Program(U11-U13) East Boys Mauricio Ramirez MRamirez@sacitysc.com
PDD- West Program Diana Driggers DDriggers@sacitysc.com
PDD West Program Asst. Gabe Serda GSerda@sacitysc.com
PDD – Boys Academy(U8-U10) David Garcia-Hevia Dgarciahevia@sacitysc.com
PDD -Girls Academy(U8-U10) David Garcia-Hevia Dgarciahevia@lsacitysc.com
Assistant PDD Micro Academy David Garcia-Hevia Dgarciahevia@sacitysc.com

 

Administration Team:

Registrar & Operations Director Monica Rheinberger admin@sacitysc.com
Finance & Registration Director Kathy Stoddard kstoddard@sacitysc.com
Marketing & Events Brittany Borgia bborgia@sacitysc.com
Registrar & Administration Shokou Daneshmand sdaneshmand@sacitysc.com