CULTURE + GROWTH = OPPORTUNITIES
Despite what others may lead you to believe, elite soccer is not mutually exclusive with a family-friendly culture and highly affordable prices. Don't just take our word for it though. Instead, take note of the rapid growth of a UNITED program that continues to attract top players in the North Austin, Round Rock and Pflugerville areas who are seeking something different.
We've grown from just a single Select side to a projected 20 teams next cycle. One example is our UNITED 2010-2011 boys Academy pool that has blossomed from 4 to 20 players in a just a few seasons. Similarly, our UNITED 2006-2010 girls program is now ~50 players strong and recently added a 3rd team at the 2007 level alone.
It's not just our numbers that are rising, but also the quality of play. Many UNITED teams are now playing at the WDDOA (Super 2 and Division 1) level and most earn promotions between cycles. Our Academy pools are some of the strongest in the area and countless UNITED players are competing at levels 1-2 years beyond their playing age to stay challenged.
A healthy and growing program allows our players to expedite their development via Player Pass, guest player, and other unique opportunities via innovative initiatives and collaborations with neighboring clubs. Year-round training, futsal sessions, and everything else that is bundled with our UNITED offering (at no additional cost) certainly helps as well.
All UNITED players are expected to either attend >50% of offseason sessions or complete self-guided training with an objective rubric with development targets. This ensures players seeking a more competitive environment are part of a culture that fosters highly engaged teammates.