[NEXT GENERATION SERIES]SA United Soccer Club has joined United Soccer Leagues' Next Generation Series (NextGen). The 2013-14 NextGen format will consist of U-12 and U-14 boys and girls teams participating in an eight-month season beginning in August and culminating in April.
In the joint venture between USL and IMG Academy, top players will be identified through the NextGen Player Tracking Program and invited to attend the NextGen ID Training Camp at IMG presenting the unique opportunity for these elite soccer players to showcase their talents and train with distinguished IMG and NGS coaches.
"There are so many talented players in south Texas who are limited to the exposure offered within their communities," SA Executive Director Jay Sparrow said in a statement. "The NextGen Series will help elevate soccer in San Antonio to another level and provide those top players with an opportunity to be part of SA United Soccer Club where the focus is on the player's development, individual growth and excellence."
SA United Soccer Club also announced its new Director of Coaching, Martin Smith, in place of Sparrow, who has taken on an Executive Director role, focusing on building strong community relations and the new SA United training facilities.